Opposition

An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves

An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves

If you want to understand why The HSUS and HSLF are working so hard to prevent the trophy hunting, commercial trapping, and hounding of wolves in Michigan, look no farther than the other states in the Great Lakes region and in the Northern Rockies that . . . 

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The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, we are the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. The king of disinformation is Rick Berman, the guy “60 Minutes” dubbed “Dr. Evil” for his work attacking public interest groups on behalf of anonymous corporations.   . . . 

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Fighting Factory Farming – With Every Tool We Have

By on August 20, 2014 in Farm Animals, Investigations, Opposition with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fighting Factory Farming – With Every Tool We Have

We are in a pitched battle against factory farming – a battle to transform agriculture and the way consumers think about and consume food. Animal agriculture has become thoroughly industrialized, with animals forced to live in windowless, overcrowded, stinking, ammonia-laden buildings. Photo: The HSUS Our . . . 

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‘The Agitator’ Speaks

By on August 12, 2014 in Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
‘The Agitator’ Speaks

Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, it is the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. That shouldn’t surprise any of you, and it’s perhaps one of the best indicators that we are pressing reform in effective and strategic ways on the biggest . . . 

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Frankendeer, Captive Hunts, and Captive Politicians

By on July 15, 2014 in Companion Animals, Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Frankendeer, Captive Hunts, and Captive Politicians

We know that Washington lobbyist and PR operative Rick Berman has shilled for seal clubbers, puppy millers, elephant abusers in the traveling circus industry, and all sorts of factory farming interests. His career portfolio also includes folks who peddle tobacco to teens, enable drunk drivers, promote . . . 

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Answering the Haters of Animal Protection

Answering the Haters of Animal Protection

Lobbyist and PR man Rick Berman has made a career of setting up phony front groups and flacking for the most disreputable of corporate causes. He has worked with consistent ineffectiveness against efforts to combat smoking, drunk driving, consumption of mercury-laced fish by pregnant moms . . . 

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Helping Hands, Hired Hands

By on February 14, 2014 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Helping Hands, Hired Hands

It’s nice to see so many signs of progress in our work, and Valentine’s Day week presented still more of them. We were so pleased to see Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy pledge to rescue a family of dogs he saw on the streets of . . . 

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Maximum Deception from Berman

By on February 10, 2014 in Opposition with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Maximum Deception from Berman

The New York Times, in a front page story, peeled back a layer or two of Rick Berman’s attempts to deceive the American public about his for-profit ventures on behalf of corporations working against the public interest. The story, from reporter Eric Lipton, exposed Berman’s . . . 

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An Open Letter to Agriculture Journalists and Leaders

By on January 17, 2014 in Farm Animals, Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
An Open Letter to Agriculture Journalists and Leaders

In an era of sweeping change in communications, the long-standing principles of American journalism are being tested and challenged. Some journalistic principles are enduring, however, and for good reason. The enterprise depends on a commitment to establishing and reporting facts, and to communicating them with . . . 

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Maine Voters: Don’t Take the Bait

By on September 24, 2013 in Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Maine Voters: Don’t Take the Bait

Yesterday, in Maine, the trophy hunting and trapping lobby trotted out endorsements from politicians opposing our effort to ban the unsporting and reckless practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. The positions of those politicians, generally speaking, have nothing to do with the merits of the . . . 

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