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Cultivating Animal Protection

Cultivating Animal Protection

The eyes glaze over, and it sounds very boring to the average American. But the Farm Bill—a massive multibillion-dollar hodgepodge of provisions that relate to agriculture and that the Congress takes up every five years or so—is the bread-and-butter bill for anyone interested in food . . . 

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Alarm Bells Over Eight Belles

By on May 5, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alarm Bells Over Eight Belles

It’s happened again. A horse breaks down in one of the signature events of horse racing, precisely at the time that average Americans briefly turn their gaze to the spectacle and become fans or followers for a day. Their interest in horse racing is as . . . 

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Warm and Fuzzy Tails

Warm and Fuzzy Tails

I want you to do something Sunday morning. It’s pretty simple—just open your newspaper and look at the MUTTS comic strip by Patrick McDonnell. (If yours isn’t one of the more than 700 papers that carries MUTTS, or you’ve moved beyond paper, you can see . . . 

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Talk Back: Save Our Seals

By on April 21, 2008 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers have responded full force to Canada’s slaughter of baby seals and to Rebecca Aldworth’s dispatches from the ice with calls for the killing to come to an end. Since the hunt began, messages of outrage, sympathy, encouragement and despair have poured in. Among those . . . 

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Biting Back Against Puppy Mills

By on April 9, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Biting Back Against Puppy Mills

"Change can’t happen fast enough" declared Christopher Barrett, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau. "What’s happening in these puppy mills is atrocious." That’s Barrett’s reaction to last week’s "Oprah" exposé of the puppy mill industry, and his remarks make plain . . . 

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Talk Back: Puppy Truths on TV

By on April 8, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" has a worldwide audience of 40 million people. So once word began to circulate that Oprah Winfrey would be dedicating an episode of her show to the abusive conditions at puppy mills and the related issues of pet overpopulation, euthanasia, and . . . 

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Collaborating Against Cruelty

By on April 7, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Collaborating Against Cruelty

Last Friday’s "Oprah Winfrey Show" on the mistreatment of dogs at puppy mills and the related issues of pet overpopulation, euthanasia, and spay and neuter has people of conscience throughout the nation hankering for reform. The intensive confinement and other forms of mistreatment of dogs, . . . 

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Force for Reform

By on April 4, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The remarkable work of The HSUS’s Investigations unit was profiled today in the nation’s second-most popular newspaper, The Wall Street Journal. If you are a WSJ subscriber, you can read the article online. If not, keep an eye out for a newsstand copy. The piece, . . . 

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Constant Combat

By on April 3, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Constant Combat

There’s no one in America like Oprah Winfrey, and her show to air tomorrow on puppy mills is sure to generate a torrent of interest. I feel privileged to appear on the show, and it’s a rare opportunity to speak to so many millions of . . . 

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Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions

By on April 2, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions

Last week, dogs enduring confinement, overcrowded living conditions, excessive breeding, and other problems associated with puppy mills gained as strong an ally as they could find in this country: Oprah Winfrey. Oprah taped an entire hour-long program last week on puppy mills and the related . . . 

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Money Crunch Claims Pets

By on March 26, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Money Crunch Claims Pets

We at The HSUS have long argued that there’s a link between the fortunes of animals and other pressing social issues. When someone abuses an animal, for instance, it is often a precursor to other forms of violence to come. Or if a downer cow . . . 

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Expressions of Affection

By on March 25, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Expressions of Affection

See a slideshow of the winning photos. When we put out the call for our Spay Day USA pet photo contest, I knew the competition would be brisk. But who would have thought more than 30,000 entries would be sent through humanesociety.org!  The grand prize . . . 

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