Companion Animals

Fighting Puppy Mills Full-Force

By on December 19, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fighting Puppy Mills Full-Force

At The Humane Society of the United States, we are concentrating resources on some of the core problems that our nation confronts on animal protection—including factory farming, animal fighting, the fur trade, inhumane hunting practices, the exotic animal trade, and pet overpopulation and puppy mills. . . . 

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Talk Back: Puppy Pleas

By on December 18, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded with a slew of comments to our investigation of Pets of Bel Air, which exposed the store’s deceitful tactics and reinforced the connection between pet stores and puppy mills. Among the commentary: The puppy mill/inhumane breeder issue is out there for all to . . . 

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Critical Reforms Move Forward

By on December 17, 2007 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Critical Reforms Move Forward

Congress has been in gridlock most of the year, with the Republicans and Democrats quarreling over the Iraq war, judicial nominations, spending bills, and just about everything else. But one issue that they can often agree upon is animal welfare. On Friday, the Senate approved . . . 

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You Asked: Puppy Protection

By on December 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Asked: Puppy Protection

Today I would like to respond to a question from reader Linda Jordan, who is concerned about pet store puppy sales. Q. The HSUS does a great job! I would love to see a day when pet stores would be no longer allowed to sell . . . 

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Empty Excuses

By on December 13, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Companies and people who are not doing right by animals resort to rationalizations to live with themselves and to convince the public that their conduct is socially acceptable. Every target of The Humane Society of the United States has a shtick—whether they are dogfighters, cockfighters, . . . 

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Puppy Cruelty Chronicled

By on December 12, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Cruelty Chronicled

The press attention generated by our exposé of the pet store-puppy mill connection, highlighted by our investigation of Pets of Bel Air and broken in a press conference I led yesterday at a Los Angeles Animal Services shelter, has been more than considerable. There are . . . 

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Pet Store Fraud

By on December 11, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I just led a press conference in Los Angeles and released our undercover footage from an investigation centered around the business practices of Pets of Bel Air, a high-end L.A. pet store that caters to wealthy clients, including many celebrities. Here is the link to . . . 

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Puppy Trouble in Tinseltown

By on December 11, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today I am in Los Angeles where, in a few hours, we will unveil new undercover footage from The Humane Society of the United States on the connection between pet stores and puppy mills. To be released at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, our investigation . . . 

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Tough Choices for Change

Tough Choices for Change

As CEO of the nation’s largest animal protection group, I receive a cascade of requests for assistance and financial support from individuals and organizations on a dizzying array of matters, including spay and neuter and pet overpopulation programs, captive wildlife issues, sanctuary assistance, hunting issues, . . . 

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Talk Back: Common Cause

By on November 29, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to the blog about compassion for animals being a universal value and the new book by Mark Levin, an influential conservative, about his love for dogs and his concern for animal welfare. Thank you for positively reinforcing the interconnectedness of all… can’t wait . . . 

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Talk Back: Problem-Solving for Homeless Pets

By on November 16, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded with a flood of feedback to last week’s blog about the apparent rift in the humane movement over the no kill issue. I’ll have more to say on the issue in a future blog, but I also wanted to hear from so many . . . 

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Spreading the News

By on November 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spreading the News

Watch our new PSA featuring Russell Simmons. One of the big challenges we face at The Humane Society of the United States is a lack of awareness about what we do. We fight hard to bring awareness to the American public on a whole range . . . 

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