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The Arc of Progress in Animal Protection

The Arc of Progress in Animal Protection

We are just past the mid-point of 2015, and while there have been  a few setbacks or battles lost, there are also a far larger number of gains for animals. And while thinking about individual corporate gains, lawsuits, or legislative battles won is critical (I . . . 

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General Mills Will Go 100 Percent Cage-Free

By on July 7, 2015 in Farm Animals with 35 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
General Mills Will Go 100 Percent Cage-Free

Within the last six months or so, we’ve worked with many of the biggest names in the food business to announce their commitment to stop selling eggs from caged hens. Aramark, Compass Group, Dunkin Brands, Hilton, Kellogg, Nestle, Sodexo, Starbucks, and Walmart have all made . . . 

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On the Road in Colorado, and a Reminder That Every Life Counts

By on July 1, 2015 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
On the Road in Colorado, and a Reminder That Every Life Counts

I’m at a conference in western Colorado, called Curiosity Retreats, which brings in luminaries on a wide array of subject areas to explore big ideas. Among a roster of extraordinary speakers, I was most excited to listen to a talk scheduled yesterday afternoon called “Wonders . . . 

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Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Today, our Animal Rescue Team was on the ground in Jefferson County, West Virginia, to help local . . . 

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Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

Animal issues are in the headlines more than ever, due to a growing society-wide awareness about the plight of animals. Millions of Americans are committed to doing something about the wide range of problems that plague animals, and one key to galvanizing action is shining a . . . 

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Congressional Committee Hits the Mark on U.S. MARC

By on June 19, 2015 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Congressional Committee Hits the Mark on U.S. MARC

It seems there’s not a day that goes by without major news for animals – whether it is tangible progress in ensuring their protection and well-being, or examples of fierce resistance to continuing abuse. The last 24 hours have been no exception. Yesterday, Pope Francis . . . 

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Pope Francis’s Unreserved Embrace of Animal Protection

By on June 18, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 44 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pope Francis’s Unreserved Embrace of Animal Protection

This morning, the Vatican released Pope Francis’s new encyclical on the environment, and it is truly historic. The encyclical, or letter, from the Pope is full of references to animals and calls on all of us to embrace a more humane path. The encyclical is named “Praised . . . 

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Animal Protection: A Domestic and Foreign Affair

Animal Protection: A Domestic and Foreign Affair

In the July-August issue of Foreign Affairs, I wrote a long-form essay, “The Long Road to Animal Welfare,” that tracks our movement’s unmistakable progress in recent years, and attempts to explain how much of it has happened. I’ve written at prior times on this blog that, . . . 

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Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

By on June 9, 2015 in Farm Animals, Investigations with 55 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

My colleague Paul Shapiro and I just completed a press conference exposing repugnant treatment of hens at a major egg supplier to Costco—the nation’s second-largest grocery retailer. At the factory farm in question – a notorious egg producer called Hillandale, which was previously implicated in . . . 

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Brazil Meat Processing Giant Says It Will Go Crate Free

By on June 4, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Brazil Meat Processing Giant Says It Will Go Crate Free

I often say in our movement, at this stage of its development, it’s three steps forward and one step back – which is unmistakable progress. Yesterday we took one step back with North Carolina Republican lawmakers overriding the veto of the Republican governor on an overreaching . . . 

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Big Ag Trying to Override Veto of N.C. Ag-Gag Measure

Big Ag Trying to Override Veto of N.C. Ag-Gag Measure

Update: Unfortunately North Carolina Republicans kowtowed to the state’s factory farms and voted today to override the governor and pass HB 405 into law. This law turns whistleblowers into criminals, while protecting corporations and people who do terrible things to animals and even vulnerable people. . . . 

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Bob Dole, Bob Kerrey Call on Congress to Embrace Animal Welfare Agenda

Bob Dole, Bob Kerrey Call on Congress to Embrace Animal Welfare Agenda

I am so pleased to announce today that two sons of the Midwest, both respected former U.S. senators and decorated veterans who sacrificed for their country, have joined The HSUS as Special Advisors: Kansas Republican Bob Dole and Nebraska Democrat Bob Kerrey. Both men, so . . . 

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