Farm Animals

Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned

By on August 23, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned

During the Katrina crisis two years ago, I expected to hear more of this: why are you helping the animals when there are people suffering? Fortunately, that false-choice manner of thought was reserved for only the strident opponents of animal protection or the most cynical . . . 

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Talk Back: Flipped Farm Bill

By on July 16, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Before the good news was delivered—that Section 123 of Title I was pulled from the the Farm Bill—readers denounced this provision, which threatened to nullify dozens of animal welfare laws enacted at the state and local level. Among the comments we received: It is beyond . . . 

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Chance for Compassion in Congress

By on July 16, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chance for Compassion in Congress

Here’s a heads up. Before the Congress adjourns for its month-long August recess, there’s a load of activity that may occur related to animal protection. And we are likely to need your calls and letters flowing into Congressional offices. The big item on deck is . . . 

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Two Milestones in the Fight for Animals

By on July 13, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Two Milestones in the Fight for Animals

We just don’t give up at The HSUS. Some of the fights we launch are tough, and the goals we set may seem unachievable at the outset. But we just keep coming. We wear down our opponents. We engage the public and the media. We . . . 

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Forging Ahead for Farm Animals

By on July 9, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Forging Ahead for Farm Animals

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 . . . 

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Another Reason to Forgo Foie Gras

By on July 3, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Another Reason to Forgo Foie Gras

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. . . . 

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Two Key Wins and a Setback for Polar Bears

Two Key Wins and a Setback for Polar Bears

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) . . . 

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Environmental Protection, Past and Present

By on May 25, 2007 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Environmental Protection, Past and Present

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 . . . 

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Mad Pig Industry

By on May 16, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mad Pig Industry

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 . . . 

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Alternatives for Pigs Crammed in Crates

By on May 14, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alternatives for Pigs Crammed in Crates

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 . . . 

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House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms

By on May 10, 2007 in Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms

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 . . . 

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