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Your Votes Are My Cat’s Meow

By on February 5, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Your Votes Are My Cat’s Meow

© The HSUS/RileyMy cat Libby. This morning I finally got around to entering my cat Libby in The HSUS’s Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest. For the past few weeks, the entries have been streaming in, and we have an amazing 27,000 submissions! Thank you . . . 

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Super Bowl Ad for the Animals

By on January 30, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Super Bowl Ad for the Animals

© llimllib/Creative Commons I can’t think of many television events where people anxiously await the commercials, but that’s the case with the NFL Super Bowl tradition. And the good news is, animal advocates have a bit of a reason to celebrate this year—with at least . . . 

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Cock-a-Doodle-Don’t

By on January 27, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cock-a-Doodle-Don’t

Not long ago enjoying a free pass—essentially, with lawmakers and law enforcement looking the other way—cockfighters in America are now on the run and in desperate trouble. Over just the last two weeks, law enforcement, often working with The HSUS, raided eight cockfighting pits and . . . 

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Dogfighters Beware

By on January 15, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Even before Michael Vick became familiar to folks who never follow football, The HSUS was thoroughly committed to the task of eradicating animal fighting in America. We’ve strengthened the laws at the state and federal level, and we’ve worked hard to enforce the laws. That’s . . . 

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Talk Back: Senior Pets, Part 2

By on January 9, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Senior Pets, Part 2

Last Friday I posted several of your responses to the story of Granny Annie, a venerable 3-legged Boston Terrier rescued by May Lattanzio. Right away I received another note from May, shedding more light into Annie’s recovery. She writes: I read all your comments to . . . 

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Fur-Free First Lady

By on January 8, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fur-Free First Lady

I remember my late friend and animal advocate Oleg Cassini telling me once that one of his greatest regrets in life was dressing Jacqueline Kennedy with a leopard fur coat. Because of her beauty and elegance, and the buzz about the new young couple occupying . . . 

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Now Showing: Animal Cruelty

By on January 6, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Adam Liptak in today’s New York Times wrote a measured piece about the legal brouhaha over a 1999 law that The HSUS and the Doris Day Animal League helped to pass to ban the commercial sale of videos depicting extreme and illegal acts of animal . . . 

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Talk Back: Senior Pets

By on January 2, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

A number of you liked last week’s post on Granny Annie, the 3-legged Boston Terrier whose story a fellow blog reader shared with me. Like Annie’s guardian, so many of us have had meaningful experiences with senior and special-needs pets. Here are some of your . . . 

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Eyes on the Sparrow

By on December 24, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Eyes on the Sparrow

Last year, The HSUS launched its Animals and Religion program—a campaign that calls upon religious people to put faith into action.  All of the world’s major religions speak to our responsibilities to animals, and we at The HSUS have not invented this concern, but reminded . . . 

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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

By on December 11, 2008 in Opposition, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

In the pages of The New York Times today, you’ll see two items that may at first glance not seem to relate, but closely linked they are. An ad in the A section of The Times comes from the Center for Consumer Freedom—a corporate front . . . 

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Your Place in History

By on December 10, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Your Place in History

When you invest your dollars in The HSUS, I want you to feel you are getting a good return. To that end, it’s important not just to look ahead to the challenges for 2009 and beyond, but also to look back in order to see . . . 

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Pets Shouldn’t Balance the Budget

By on December 8, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In these hard economic times, state and local officials should not try to balance budgets by adding to the suffering of animals. That’s just common sense. But sometimes common sense isn’t enough. For instance, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, obviously desperate to scrounge up new revenue . . . 

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