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Back to School with HSU

By on September 16, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Back to School with HSU

If you’re looking for a more meaningful career, or if you’d like to become an animal welfare leader in your community, I encourage you to consider one of Humane Society University’s academic programs or continuing education courses.

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Senate Hearing Paves Way for Crack Down on Crush Videos

By on September 15, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Senate Hearing Paves Way for Crack Down on Crush Videos

The HSUS was called to testify this morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the repugnant phenomenon of animal crush videos. Nancy Perry, HSUS vice president for government affairs, presented our case eloquently—you can read her testimony here to better understand what’s at stake. . . . 

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These Paws Were Made For Walking

By on September 13, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
These Paws Were Made For Walking

The Humane Society Walk for the Animals, which The HSUS co-hosts with the Washington Humane Society, happens on Sept. 25, and if you haven’t already registered, please be sure to do so. The event raises funds for campaigns to end pet homelessness at the local . . . 

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Providing Spay/Neuter Services in the Gulf

By on September 10, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Providing Spay/Neuter Services in the Gulf

It is a commonly held view that people who have not spayed or neutered their pets just don’t care that much about the larger problem of pet overpopulation. Our public survey work reveals quite the opposite, however—people love their animals and they want to help . . . 

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You Spoke, Talbots Listened: Fur Pulled from Shelves

By on September 8, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Spoke, Talbots Listened: Fur Pulled from Shelves

Last week, we asked members and supporters to urge Talbots to go back to being fur-free. Your response was overwhelming.

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A Mother’s Plea: Ban Private Ownership of Exotic Animals

By on September 7, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Mother’s Plea: Ban Private Ownership of Exotic Animals

Today, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland received the sort of letter that reminds elected officials of the gravity of their daily responsibilities. The letter writer, Deirdre Herbert, is the mother of the young man recently killed by a captive bear in Lorain County. She told Gov. . . . 

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See Hundreds of Prairie Dogs Transported to Safety

By on September 1, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Recently, Lindsey Sterling Krank, the director of our prairie dog protection campaign, helped oversee the relocation of hundreds of prairie dogs who otherwise would have succumbed to poisoning. This video provides a fascinating perspective of these burrowing critters and a behind the scenes look at an innovative relocation project that has been months in the making.

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SeaWorld Citation More Evidence Against Captive Orcas

By on August 24, 2010 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
SeaWorld Citation More Evidence Against Captive Orcas

On Monday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released the findings from its mandatory investigation of the death of long-time trainer Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla. OSHA issued three safety violations to SeaWorld, including one willful citation — for exposing its employees to potentially injurious or fatal hazards by allowing them to interact with its captive orcas without sufficient protection.

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Uncovered in South Carolina: Bear Abuse for Show

By on August 23, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Uncovered in South Carolina: Bear Abuse for Show

Today, the Associated Press broke the story that the infamous practice of bear baying is alive and well in South Carolina. An HSUS undercover investigator documented bear baying at several locations in rural areas, and it appears that South Carolina is the only state in the nation to allow this cruelty.

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A Home Where the Buffalo Roam

By on August 19, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Home Where the Buffalo Roam

At the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, which is run by The HSUS and The Fund for Animals, the front gate reads “I have nothing to fear, and here my story ends. My troubles are all over, and I am at home.” Drawn from the . . . 

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Committed: An Update on Our Help for Haiti

By on August 17, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Committed: An Update on Our Help for Haiti

Chris Broughton, one of our tremendously dedicated staff members, has indefinitely relocated to Haiti to oversee our ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts. He sent me this update on his progress and programs from his base in Port-au-Prince.

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Talk Back: Win for Wolves, Cracking Down on Crush Videos

By on August 11, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers celebrated last week’s decision by a federal judge to reinstate endangered species protections for the gray wolves of the Northern Rockies—a remarkable victory in The HSUS and other organizational plaintiffs’ long-running legal campaign to protect these imperiled animals. Among your comments: Protecting gray wolves . . . 

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