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Foie Gras Factory Farm Can’t Duck HSUS Lawsuit

By on May 7, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Foie Gras Factory Farm Can’t Duck HSUS Lawsuit

Yesterday a federal judge in New York ruled for The HSUS in our long-running water pollution lawsuit against Hudson Valley Foie Gras — the largest foie gras factory farm in the United States.

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Talk Back: Hero to Heroes

By on May 5, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

One great connection with animals is to bring them into service to help our veterans — a subject I wrote about recently. Many of you shared touching responses — along with the names of some of the other programs devoted to matching dogs with military service members — and today I post your comments.

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Whale of a Problem: Captive Marine Mammals

By on April 26, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Whale of a Problem: Captive Marine Mammals

Tomorrow morning my colleague Naomi Rose, Ph.D., and a number of other experts will testify before a House subcommittee about the ethical and legal issues associated with keeping marine mammals in captivity so that people can watch them perform. The HSUSPhoto taken at SeaWorld Orlando's . . . 

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Take Four: Good News from Va., Calif., Hawaii and Alaska

By on April 21, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Take Four: Good News from Va., Calif., Hawaii and Alaska

Yesterday, the big news was the setback delivered by the U.S. Supreme Court in ruling against our position in a constitutional challenge to the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act. But there was much action on other fronts, and I wanted to mention four important advances this week.

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Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Animal Cruelty Law

By on April 20, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Animal Cruelty Law

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt animals a serious blow in its ruling today, upholding an appellate court decision that invalidated the federal law banning the commercial sale of videos showing illegal and extreme acts of animal cruelty. The Court got hung up in a stream . . . 

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The Agriculture Industry’s Trojan Horse

By on April 13, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Agriculture Industry’s Trojan Horse

When we claim that agribusiness has largely forgotten about animal welfare in its normal operations, the comeback is always that Americans want cheap food. It will cost more to do the right thing on animal welfare. iStockphoto In 2008, The HSUS sniffed out a scheme . . . 

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When Man’s Best Friend is the Best Medicine

By on April 5, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
When Man’s Best Friend is the Best Medicine

In yet another benefit of the human-animal bond, dogs are now being enlisted to help veterans reclaim their emotional balance. In an experimental program, the federal government is providing preliminary support to connect some veterans with trained dogs to help them heal.

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Cockfighting “Cultural”? Some Hawaii Lawmakers Say So

By on March 30, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Cockfighting “Cultural”? Some Hawaii Lawmakers Say So

The House Committee on Tourism, Culture and International Affairs in the Hawaii legislature yesterday took the unbelievable step of voting 4-2 in favor of a resolution recognizing cockfighting as a “cultural activity.”

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Faith in Caring for Animals and the Environment

By on March 26, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Faith in Caring for Animals and the Environment

Concern for animals is Biblical, Dr. Matthew Sleeth told me during a 30-minute interview I recently conducted by telephone. The HSUS’s director of Faith Outreach told me I must talk to this brilliant and passionate Evangelical Christian, and I was absolutely energized by our discussion.

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Talk Back: Think Outside the Tank

By on March 16, 2010 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The story of Tilikum continues to generate interest both here at The HSUS and among our followers. Take a look at this new video with Naomi Rose, Ph.D., our lead scientist on marine mammal issues. Also, some reader comments on the issue.

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The Triumph of Fake Fur

By on March 15, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Triumph of Fake Fur

All of us at The HSUS, and many leaders within the fashion world, were more than a bit surprised — and delighted — when Karl Lagerfeld revealed that all of the fur on the models at his recent Paris runway show was fake.

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The Case Against Captive Whales

By on March 8, 2010 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Case Against Captive Whales

The HSUS has warned the public for years about the risks for orcas and their handlers in holding the world’s biggest predators in captive settings for SeaWorld acrobatic performances.

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