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The Dr. Will Free You Now

By on July 21, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Dr. Will Free You Now

This weekend, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) hosted its annual convention, in New Orleans. After the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) proposed a resolution supporting a move away from the confinement of veal calves in tiny stalls, the AVMA House of Delegates referred . . . 

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Battling Dogfighting, Blow by Blow

By on July 17, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Battling Dogfighting, Blow by Blow

One year ago today the federal government indicted Michael Vick for activities related to dogfighting. Today a major dogfighting operation was raided in Georgia and a reported kingpin in the underground dogfighting circuit was arrested and charged with felony dogfighting. Between these busts, there’s been . . . 

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Fur Out of Stock

By on July 10, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fur Out of Stock

If you’ve been reading my blog—or regularly checking humanesociety.org or receiving our email alerts—you know that we are making pretty remarkable progress in our campaigns against animal fighting, puppy mills, factory farming, and other fronts. But there’s also been progress on a range of other . . . 

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Vote Today for a Dog of Valor

By on July 9, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Vote Today for a Dog of Valor

How do we honor an animal who has committed a heroic act? How can we properly honor their extraordinary acts of courage and altruism? The HSUS’s Dogs of Valor Awards program, which I told you about in May, is one way we acknowledge the life-saving . . . 

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A Personal Commitment to Quantum Wellness

By on June 30, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Personal Commitment to Quantum Wellness

Any strong social movement must have foundational ideals. And the cause of animal protection is indeed built on time-tested iron struts. The trick is, though, to translate these ideals into practical action. When you consider the scope and intensity of human-caused cruelty to animals—in the . . . 

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Puppy Piper Picked a Caption

By on June 27, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Piper Picked a Caption

Last Friday in celebration of Take Your Dog to Work Day I posted a picture of Piper, one of the many pups who benefits from The HSUS’s dogs in the office program. With more and more employers now allowing dogs in the office—a remarkable 17 . . . 

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The Dog Ate My Blog

By on June 20, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Dog Ate My Blog

This morning, local network TV affiliates in Washington, D.C. visited The HSUS’s Gaithersburg, Md. office to interview some of our best campaigners. I’m afraid a few of them may have drooled on the microphone. Camera crews did live broadcasts from our office throughout the morning . . . 

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A New Dawn

By on June 19, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A New Dawn

When Karen Dawn told me she was writing a book, I knew it wouldn’t exactly be a predictable primer on animal advocacy. I knew she’d have some surprises in store for us, and also knew that she’d make a valuable contribution to the literature on . . . 

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Talk Back: Racing for Answers

By on June 13, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Although Big Brown did not as expected win the Triple Crown, the races provided a focal point for discussion about the ethics of horse racing. Prompted by the very public death of Eight Belles on the track at Churchill Downs, the nation and the thoroughbred . . . 

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Eye of the Tiger

By on June 11, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Eye of the Tiger

We must all be ambassadors for animals, but children have a special role to play in transmitting a message of empathy for animals. We do not see them or their ideas with the skeptical eye we often cast on other adults. They are unburdened by . . . 

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Worth a Thousand Words

By on May 23, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Worth a Thousand Words

You may already receive our quarterly magazine, All Animals. If you don’t, you’re missing out. The latest issue, landing in the mailboxes of HSUS members now, is our best yet. Chronicling our progress and challenges, All Animals reports on people making a difference for animals. . . . 

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Talk Back: Racing Breakdown

By on May 9, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The death of Eight Belles at last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby has spurred a national debate over horse racing and the safety and welfare of the animals (NPR’s Tom Ashbrook led a discussion of the contrasting perspectives on Wednesday’s "On Point" program, which you can listen . . . 

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