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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 2 Comments 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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Legacy of An Early HSUS Leader: John Hoyt

By on March 3, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Legacy of An Early HSUS Leader: John Hoyt

It is impossible to overestimate John Hoyt’s imprint on The HSUS. In 27 years of dedicated service, he put together the team that made a good organization a great one, and he established a standard of excellence and hard work that continues to motivate and inspire.

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Spay by Spay, Ending Pet Overpopulation

By on February 24, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spay by Spay, Ending Pet Overpopulation

Yesterday, Spay Day celebrated its sweet sixteen. Animal advocates organized more than 600 events nationwide, with local animal shelters, spay/neuter clinics, veterinarians, and others providing spay/neuter services, raising funds for that purpose, and educating the community about the importance of sterilization as a means of reducing euthanasia.

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The HSUS Helps Raid Major Suspected Cockfighting Ring

By on February 17, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS Helps Raid Major Suspected Cockfighting Ring

Yesterday, The HSUS assisted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in a major raid of a suspected cockfighting operation in Yucaipa, Calif. John Goodwin, our manager for Animal Fighting Issues, gives a first-hand account.

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Dog Breeding: Behind the Best in Show

By on February 16, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dog Breeding: Behind the Best in Show

Tonight, at the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, judges will crown the canine who is “Best in Show.” At one level, dog lovers cannot help but enjoy this pageant featuring these finely coiffed and well trained dogs, who have been groomed in more . . . 

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CBS Investigates Threat of Animal Ag’s Antibiotic Abuse

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

This week, in a two-part series, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric took a revealing look at the dangerous U.S. agribusiness practice of feeding antibiotics to billions of farm animals virtually every day of their lives.

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