When I was elected President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States in April 2004, The Washington Post ran an article entitled, “Vegan in The Henhouse: Wayne Pacelle, Putting Animals On (and Off) the Table.” The fact that I’m the first vegan . . .
Many of the things we do to animals raised for food are callous and seem to defy common sense. They can be harmful to animals, but also detrimental to human self-interest. Look what happened when producers fed ground-up animals to cattle, who are naturally herbivorous. . . .
Not long after I became president of The Humane Society of the United States three years ago, and after we merged our operations with the spectacular folks at The Fund for Animals, we decided to concentrate some considerable resources in four major campaign areas: 1) . . .
There are people whose life and work have changed the course of history. The late Rachel Carson is one of those people. Carson was the legendary biologist and author who transformed environmental protection with her groundbreaking 1962 work "Silent Spring." © USFWSRachel Carson and Bob . . .
The pork industry is bent out of shape about a two-sentence comment on the “possibility” that pigs may harbor a variant of mad cow disease, which appeared in my 16-page, single-spaced written testimony submitted to the House Agriculture Committee. In a section of my testimony . . .
There was a national Associated Press story out last week about some new research from Iowa State University regarding the confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates. The story opens, “A new study is raising questions about the effectiveness of small, metal crates for pregnant . . .
Life is full of little ironies. This Tuesday, I appeared at a Congressional hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, where several people on a panel with me claimed that The HSUS is not active on animal sheltering issues. I had . . .