Farm Animals

Forecast for Farm Animals

By on May 1, 2008 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Forecast for Farm Animals

There comes a time in all successful social movements when the seeds of reform that have long been sown finally begin to grow roots and take hold of the soil. When it comes to our fight against the most extreme confinement of animals on today’s . . . 

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Common Denominators

By on April 29, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Common Denominators

Tomorrow at 10 a.m. EDT, I will be speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and you can watch it live here. The invitation to speak at the Center came from its director, former Congressman Lee Hamilton, whose name should be familiar for . . . 

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Response Required

By on April 23, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Response Required

Every animal protection organization worth its salt has known that trafficking in "downed animals" is inherently inhumane. This moral question was brought to light in a dramatic way with The HSUS’s Hallmark/Westland Meat Co. investigation—with large, ailing downed cows being tormented in the most barbaric . . . 

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Pope Benedict: A Voice for Animals

By on April 17, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pope Benedict: A Voice for Animals

During his historic visit to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI probably will not address the question of human responsibilities to animals and the environment, but his thinking on these issues is particularly important to The Humane Society of the United States given our new . . . 

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Cause and Effect

By on April 14, 2008 in Farm Animals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Animal cruelty is a vice, and our society should fight it with every ounce of energy we can muster. Abusing animals is a moral issue, and it commands the attention of people of conscience, lawmakers, and corporations. Given the public’s love and appreciation for animals, . . . 

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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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Media that Matters

By on April 1, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Media that Matters

I am heading over to the state Capitol in Sacramento to testify on legislation to strengthen California’s protection of downed animals. This bill, A.B. 2098 by Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, comes in response to the HSUS investigation of the Hallmark/Westland Meat Co. in Chino for its . . . 

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Talk Back: Focus on Farm Animals

By on March 14, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Since the release of The HSUS’s investigation into the abuse of downed dairy cows at a California slaughter plant, readers have been encouraged by the attention being paid to the treatment of animals raised for food. Among the comments we’ve received: This is a huge . . . 

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System Failure

By on March 13, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
System Failure

Yesterday, Steve Mendell, the chief executive at Hallmark/Westland Meat Co., appeared before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.). Mendell declined the committee’s first request to testify, and appeared at this second hearing after receiving a subpoena from the committee. . . . 

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Setting the Record Straight

By on March 10, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

When an investigation packs the kind of force that our Hallmark/Westland Meat Co. exposé has, there are bound to be some counterattacks from the industry and regulators whose conduct has been called into question. For the most part, the counterattacks have been limited to the . . . 

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From Lagger to Leader

By on March 3, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Lagger to Leader

The Michael Vick case continues to have a major tail against both dogfighters and cockfighters. Lawmakers in Idaho and Wyoming have passed bills to make dogfighting a felony—and now all 50 states have felony-level penalties. Legislation passed in Oregon makes that state the twentieth to . . . 

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