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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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Talking Turkey

By on November 22, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talking Turkey

Thanksgiving has always been a bittersweet holiday for me. I enjoy the idea of taking a respite from the frenetic pace of life and simply coming together as family or community, celebrating together and giving thanks for what we have. These occasions remind us of . . . 

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Talk Back: Words of Encouragement

By on November 21, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers echoed the feelings expressed by Michele, who asked how to keep a positive attitude when animal suffering seems endless. Among their feedback: The question from Michele is so close to my heart. I feel these same emotions every day, some days are much worse . . . 

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Talk Back: Raiding the Roost

By on November 1, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In October, HSUS staff assisted in the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history, finding more than 5,000 roosters at an animal fighting operation of staggering proportions. Since that time, readers have offered a range of responses. Among the comments we received: I try very hard . . . 

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Break the Chain

By on October 29, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Break the Chain

We can never relent in our efforts to make people more aware. Even people who love animals often do not know what the best course of action is when it comes to proper care of animals. My own childhood experience is a poignant and personal . . . 

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Practicing Compassion

By on October 22, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Practicing Compassion

There’s excitement at The Humane Society of the United States about our new program on Animals and Religion—and already a slew of news stories about the launch of the program. Its goal is to reach out to and activate religious people and institutions on animal . . . 

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Appeal for Pets in Iran

By on October 18, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

At The Humane Society of the United States, we stick up for petkeeping because we believe in the mutual benefits of the human-animal bond—and not just in the United States. A recent example arose when we learned of disturbing reports of a crackdown on petkeeping . . . 

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