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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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Busted: Weekend Sting Slams Cockfighters

By on October 17, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Busted: Weekend Sting Slams Cockfighters

If you take a look at the video, it’s almost surreal. It’s a holding and training facility for fighting roosters, with dozens of cockfighters housing birds there. It is now no more, thanks to a raid by HSUS staff and personnel from the San Diego . . . 

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Animal Sheltering Poles Apart in the Gulf Coast

By on October 10, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Sheltering Poles Apart in the Gulf Coast

It doesn’t take much insight to recognize that animal sheltering resources are not evenly apportioned around the country. Some communities have robust privately or publicly funded shelters, while some communities have dismal operations, or none at all. And of course, there are many in between. . . . 

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Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina

By on October 9, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina

Yesterday was a day of hope in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I appeared with top officials from the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to hatch plans to develop an emergency pet shelter and veterinary . . . 

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Talk Back: Dogfighting is Defenseless

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

Readers responded to the heckling that The HSUS’s John Goodwin received at a town hall-style event in Atlanta last week, where Michael Vick supporters dominated the crowd. Among the comments we received: Wonderful showing by John Goodwin last night at the town hall meeting in . . . 

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Much at Stake in the Golden State

By on October 3, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Much at Stake in the Golden State

The pace of political activity in California is brisk, and there’s much at stake. Click to see the full-size ad. As I travel the state with my HSUS colleagues this week, we are recruiting volunteer petitioners to participate in a landmark ballot initiative to ban . . . 

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Exceptional Day for Animals in Court

By on September 28, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In Federalist No. 78, Alexander Hamilton reassured us that the judiciary will always be the “least dangerous branch” of our government. But for those who profit from harming animals, Hamilton’s words are providing very cold comfort of late. From the double indictments against disgraced football . . . 

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