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All Bets Off

By on January 18, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
All Bets Off

We are in the thick of the presidential primaries, and no candidate has a lock on his or her party’s nomination. These next three weeks are likely to be decisive in the selection of the major party nominees, with more than 20 states conducting primaries . . . 

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Spoonful of Sass

By on January 4, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I am not the target demographic for "Skinny Bitch." It’s aimed at the stomachs and waistlines and the hearts of the women of America. But even men are picking it up. NBA star Jerry Stackhouse of the Dallas Mavericks went vegetarian after reading "Skinny Bitch." . . . 

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Talk Back: Looking Back and Ahead

By on January 3, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to 2007’s achievements for animals and legislative advances with encouraging words for the year ahead. Among the comments we received: I just finished reading this summary of what transpired with HSUS over the past year and even though I have watched it unfold . . . 

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Humane Heroes of 2007

By on December 28, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Humane Heroes of 2007

Surely one of the best traits that humans possess is altruism—a willingness to help others, even at some personal risk or cost to us. © iStockphoto It’s a powerful and good emotional response, and that other-centered behavior is at the very heart of the animal . . . 

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Animals in a New Light

By on December 24, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animals in a New Light

The celebration of the birth of Jesus is the high holiday for Christians. We are told in the Gospels that he was born to a virgin mother and that he received gifts from three wise men. Also according to the accounts, Jesus was placed in . . . 

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Talk Back: Consequences

By on December 13, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Michael Vick’s Dec. 10 sentencing produced a mixed reaction from readers. Among the comments we received: I’ll be the first to admit that I wanted Michael Vick to serve the maximum of 5 years. I also wish he could’ve been charged for each dog like . . . 

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Dogfighting’s Day of Reckoning

By on December 10, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Michael Vick is already in jail, and now he’s going to stay there for a while. This morning, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson sentenced him to 23 months. No football and no freedom for two years because of dog abuse. There wasn’t much . . . 

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Talk Back: Animal Instincts

By on December 7, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers offered praise for Noah Williams, the second grader whose essay about why animals should not be called things was published in the The Hartford Courant. Oh, out of the mouths of babes! Noah is a wise little boy. I hope his compassion is contagious. . . . 

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You Asked: Calls Against Cruelty

By on December 7, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Asked: Calls Against Cruelty

Today I would like to pause to respond to the following question from reader Dawn Kopp. Q. For years I received alerts regarding incidents of cruelty along with the names of prosecutors and judges crucial to the punishment of the perpetrators. Now it seems HSUS . . . 

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Talk Back: Readers Release the Hounds

By on December 5, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week, Fox 5 in Atlanta aired an exposé of fox pens. Reader responses rolled in, ranging from disgust for the practice to defense of it. Among the comments we received: Thank you so much for addressing this issue. About a year ago, I read . . . 

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Hunting Extremes Shoot Sport in the Foot

By on December 3, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hunting Extremes Shoot Sport in the Foot

Last week, I wrote about how an agribusiness industry lobbyist said that I and The HSUS were the greatest threat to animal agribusiness. I said he was guilty of hyperbole, but did concede we are a serious threat to factory farming and specifically to farm . . . 

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Fenced-In Fox Hunting

By on November 27, 2007 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Fenced-In Fox Hunting

Earlier this month, a Humane Society of the United States investigation revealed that the puppy mill industry in Virginia, and probably the entire nation, is much larger than any of us had thought. We found 1,000 commercial dog breeding operations in Virginia, and just 16 . . . 

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