Farm Animals

Critical Reforms Move Forward

By on December 17, 2007 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Critical Reforms Move Forward

Congress has been in gridlock most of the year, with the Republicans and Democrats quarreling over the Iraq war, judicial nominations, spending bills, and just about everything else. But one issue that they can often agree upon is animal welfare. On Friday, the Senate approved . . . 

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Bleatings from the Ag Lobby

By on November 30, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bleatings from the Ag Lobby

Before The Humane Society of the United States helped to pass laws in Arizona, Florida and Oregon to ban some of the most inhumane confinement methods on factory farms, there were virtually no legal standards to provide even the most minimal protections for animals raised . . . 

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Evidence Against Science’s Scare Tactics

By on November 29, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Evidence Against Science’s Scare Tactics

One of the most frustrating industries to deal with in all animal protection is the animal research community. Although there are many scientists who care about animal welfare, demagogues abound within this fraternity, and they are the masters of Chicken Little scare tactics, as if . . . 

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Starved for Space

By on November 26, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Starved for Space

I have been thinking a lot about space—not the virtually limitless area beyond our atmosphere where distance is measured in light years, but the very definite and measurable space in which we spend our lives on planet Earth. I spend a great deal of time . . . 

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Race to Replace

By on November 21, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Race to Replace

Change for animals will come about with an evolution in consciousness about animals and a recognition that we must respect their interests. But change will also come about with innovation—as we discard old ways that involved the exploitation of animals in favor of activities that . . . 

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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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Cut Meat to Cut Cancer?

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

On Wednesday, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund issued a massive report emphasizing the link between cancer and body fat. After seeing USA Today‘s coverage of the report, I asked Michael Greger, M.D., our director of public health and . . . 

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Join the Fight for California Farm Animals

By on October 2, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Join the Fight for California Farm Animals

If you’ve ever wanted to be involved in a critical campaign to protect animals, and to meaningfully participate in such a campaign—especially for those of you who live and vote in California—your moment has arrived. Together, we have a chance to take a stand against . . . 

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Something Must Give for Farm Animals

By on September 20, 2007 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Something Must Give for Farm Animals

This morning, I spoke at a day-long conference at the U.S. Department of Agriculture named "Food Animal Agriculture in 2020," the latest symposium organized by the Future Trends in Animal Agriculture coalition. © iStockphoto Scheduled speakers were drawn principally from the ranks of industry, animal . . . 

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Going Global for Farm Animals

By on September 12, 2007 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Going Global for Farm Animals

I often talk about our activities and progress in the United States. But animal abuse knows no geographic boundaries, and I am committed to expanding our programs worldwide. That happens through the work of Humane Society International, our global affiliate. Chetana Mirle is part of . . . 

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Votes Against Animals Put Reps in the Doghouse

By on September 6, 2007 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Votes Against Animals Put Reps in the Doghouse

You might call them friends of Michael Vick. Or friends of Cavel International—the Illinois horse slaughter plant. Or perhaps friends of Safari Club International—the group whose members hunt down and kill rare animals throughout the world to decorate their dens and win a place in . . . 

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Three Unspoken Words

By on September 4, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Three Unspoken Words

Thirty-seven words are scrawled on the sheet of paper. The handwriting is small. The ideas expressed, though, were designed for a large audience. I’m speaking here of a sheet of paper that appears to be Michael Vick’s very own list of talking points for his . . . 

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