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Humane Society Undercover

Humane Society Undercover

For the last few days, I’ve written about the riveting and revolting images from an HSUS investigation of a southern California slaughter plant. Millions of Americans have subsequently tuned in to newscasts that showed workers at the facility abuse and torment cows too sick or . . . 

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From Tragedy to Triumph

By on January 24, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Tragedy to Triumph

Last month, 11-year-old Haley Ham of Tennessee wrote to us about her two beloved dogs, Sam and Jessie: "From the time I was 7 and he was just 8 weeks old, I knew Sam belonged to me. We were inseparable. Jessie was big and affectionate. . . . 

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Citizen Politicians

By on January 15, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Citizen Politicians

Today’s Washington Post has a story about how animal issues have become high-profile, priority measures for this year’s Virginia legislature this session in Richmond. Michael Vick’s arrest and prosecution and the high-profile HSUS investigation into puppy mills have drawn enormous and unprecedented attention to animal . . . 

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Veterinary Corps

By on January 14, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Veterinary Corps

© The HSUS/Topinka Veterinarians and veterinary groups should be in the forefront of the animal protection movement. But often times they have not occupied that leadership position. And much to my great disappointment, the leading veterinary organization in the United States, the American Veterinary Medical . . . 

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From the Industry’s Mouth

By on January 11, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From the Industry’s Mouth

The horse slaughter industry and its allies, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, seem to predicate their policy stance opposing a ban on horse slaughter for human consumption on bare conjecture. Their argument: if slaughter plants aren’t allowed to acquire and kill American horses, peel . . . 

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Hoax Site Represents Real Tragedy

By on January 7, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hoax Site Represents Real Tragedy

The Internet is a remarkable tool for animal protection; indeed, The HSUS has more than 1 million online advocates, and humanesociety.org is an invaluable resource for people who want information about animal advocacy or who want to take action to help animals. But the Internet . . . 

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Last Chance to Help Animals in 2007

By on December 31, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Last Chance to Help Animals in 2007

It’s the last day of 2007, and your last day to make a tax-deductible contribution to The HSUS this year. © The HSUS/Carol Guzy It’s been an extraordinary year of achievements for animals and for The HSUS—with major gains on dogfighting and cockfighting, factory farming, . . . 

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Progress in Politics: Laws for Animals

Progress in Politics: Laws for Animals

The organized animal protection movement has certainly paid attention to lobbying and lawmaking through the years, but the lion’s share of resources have been directed to direct animal care, such as rescue and sheltering. In the modern lobbying era—the last 25 years, where we’ve witnessed . . . 

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Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Last week, I wrote a letter to some HSUS supporters about some of our accomplishments for the year. In many respects, it’s been a remarkable year, and we’ve achieved many of our programmatic goals for the year. For those of you who relish the details, . . . 

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Effective Philanthropy

By on December 21, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Effective Philanthropy

There are a staggering 1.5 million charities in the United States. There are, perhaps, about 12,000 charities devoted to helping animals, most of them local groups performing animal sheltering or rescue work. Of all charitable giving in the United States, animals attract less than 1 . . . 

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Why Your Actions Matter

By on December 20, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Why Your Actions Matter

With so much misery that animals endure, it is sometimes difficult to see and to celebrate the change that is occurring. Yet the indicators of that change are all around us. And with every advance, we demonstrate the possibility of additional progress. We are finally . . . 

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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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