Companion Animals

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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Talk Back: California Animal Relief

By on November 13, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers continue to react to the wildfires that ravaged Southern California in late October and were relieved to hear the animals and staff of the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center escaped harm. Among the comments we received: THANK YOU so much for your help. I . . . 

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Committed to Exposing Puppy Mills

By on November 9, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Committed to Exposing Puppy Mills

© The HSUS/Kathy MilaniA dog from the Virginia puppy mill with her newborn pups. You may have read a story on humanesociety.org or read news accounts in the last day or two about the rescue of  hundreds of dogs at a Hillsville, Va., puppy mill . . . 

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Setting Aside Semantics: Not Killing Pets Must Be Our Goal

Setting Aside Semantics: Not Killing Pets Must Be Our Goal

If you discern a difference between the words, 'no kill,' and the words, "No-Kill," you understand that I'm about to wade into a quarrel. If, on the other hand, you don't see much difference except for capital letters and a hyphen, well good for you. . . . 

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Senate Could Act on Protections for Pets

By on November 5, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Senate Could Act on Protections for Pets

This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to take up the Farm Bill—an omnibus agriculture policy bill that the Congress typically delves into every five years. If you remember, the House passed its Farm Bill in July, and there were two animal protection measures unanimously . . . 

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Undercover Look at Appalling Puppy Cruelty

By on November 2, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, I let you know about our five-month undercover investigation into Virginia puppy mills. The investigation was covered by USA Today, several Virginia newspapers, Entertainment Tonight, and all of the television network affiliates in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, I’m sharing our video results, which were . . . 

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Sick Business Exposed

By on November 1, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sick Business Exposed

Today, USA Today broke in print a five-month HSUS investigation into puppy mills in Virginia. Tonight, Entertainment Tonight breaks the video, and tomorrow we’ll have it available for other television press. The results will shock you. And this comes on the heels of an investigation . . . 

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