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The Case for Animals

By on April 30, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Case for Animals

Michael Van Dusen, the Center’s deputy director, introduces me. I had the privilege of speaking this morning at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars—a living memorial to former President Wilson. It is a setting where policy experts, authors, scholars, and others talk about the . . . 

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More to the Story

By on April 29, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
More to the Story

Newsweek has an online story about the supposed divide between animal groups over the issue of euthanasia. It’s an overly simplified and somewhat inaccurate story, and it bears some comment. First, The HSUS does not oppose "no kill" sheltering operations as alleged in the article. . . . 

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Put a Fork in Global Warming

By on April 22, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Put a Fork in Global Warming

It’s Earth Day, and we rightly hear exhortations on recycling, responsible energy use, and lightening our step on the planet. This year’s celebration of Earth Day is dominated by discussions of climate change, and the personal and public policy responses to the crisis. Indeed, the . . . 

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Money Crunch Claims Pets

By on March 26, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Money Crunch Claims Pets

We at The HSUS have long argued that there’s a link between the fortunes of animals and other pressing social issues. When someone abuses an animal, for instance, it is often a precursor to other forms of violence to come. Or if a downer cow . . . 

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Expressions of Affection

By on March 25, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Expressions of Affection

See a slideshow of the winning photos. When we put out the call for our Spay Day USA pet photo contest, I knew the competition would be brisk. But who would have thought more than 30,000 entries would be sent through humanesociety.org!  The grand prize . . . 

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Cockfighters Left Squawking

By on March 20, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cockfighters Left Squawking

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cockfighters. That’s the inescapable message sent during a rather remarkable week of enforcement activities throughout the nation against illegal animal fighters. Within the last week, there were at least six major cockfighting busts, including a two-year . . . 

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Calendar of Compassion

By on March 18, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Calendar of Compassion

If you are part of The HSUS, we want you to do more than just make regular donations. We want you to be a participant in a collective effort to achieve societal change for animals. That will only happen when we have a mass movement . . . 

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To Farm Animals’ Defense

By on March 17, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
To Farm Animals’ Defense

The wheels of justice turn slowly, it’s said, but they still do turn. When The HSUS created its Animal Protection Litigation section in 2005 and brought on outstanding lawyers from all over the country to form what is now the nation’s largest animal protection litigation . . . 

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Conduct Unbecoming

By on March 7, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

A video clip on the Internet, which appears to depict a Marine tossing a squealing puppy over a cliff in Iraq, set the telephone lines and email accounts at The HSUS ablaze this week, as citizens from around the world, outraged and disgusted, called upon . . . 

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Man Behind a Movement

By on March 6, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Man Behind a Movement

With the effects of the HSUS investigation into cruelty to downed animals at a California slaughter plant still being felt, it’s a good time to read Gene Baur’s new book, "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food." A longtime friend and a . . . 

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Fifty Against Fighting

By on March 5, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fifty Against Fighting

© The HSUS Last year, Louisiana and New Mexico passed HSUS-backed bills to outlaw cockfighting—the final two states to adopt such bans. Now, we’ve reached another milestone in our efforts against animal fighting. Yesterday, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed legislation to make dogfighting a felony . . . 

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Day to Spay

By on February 26, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Day to Spay

Today is Spay Day USA, and it’s our biggest series of events and promotions urging people to spay and neuter pets as a means of reducing and eventually eliminating euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals. This year’s Spay Day—which is really spread over a month’s . . . 

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