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Talk Back: Sick Over Whale Slaughter

By on September 27, 2007 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers mourned the slaughter of a gray whale earlier this month off Washington’s coast. Among the comments we received: There is no excuse for killing whales in this day and age. It was barbaric back then, and it is even more so today. Whales are . . . 

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Dogfighting Defenders Sign of Long Road Ahead

By on September 26, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dogfighting Defenders Sign of Long Road Ahead

Yesterday, after five months, Virginia Commonwealth Prosecutor Gerald Poindexter brought state charges against Michael Vick for illegal dogfighting activities, and a grand jury returned two indictments for violating the state’s dogfighting law—with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Essentially, Poindexter piggy-backed on the . . . 

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You Asked: Donations and Dogfighting

By on September 24, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I really enjoy reader feedback. Whether you are commenting on topics I’ve covered on the blog, or on current events in the animal protection movement, your thoughts are welcome here. A number of you have also written to ask for more information about The HSUS . . . 

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Super-Humane Kids

By on September 21, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Super-Humane Kids

Last month, I told you the story of 11-year-old Caesar in California who rescued a burned kitten. Since then, I’ve been inspired by a number of other extraordinary young people who act on their passion, whether it’s raising public awareness or funds or taking legislative . . . 

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Talk Back: Readers Rejoice

By on September 20, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers celebrated two recent blog entries. First, the story of Caesar—a courageous 11-year-old who rescued a badly burned kitten and, for his efforts, received The HSUS’s $2,500 reward—inspired readers. Among the comments we received: This young boy, and all who have taught him, are heroes . . . 

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Talk Back: Never Mind the Nonsense

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

A few weeks ago, the Center for Consumer Freedom placed an ad in The New Yorker, inaccurately criticizing The Humane Society of the United States. Since that time, we’ve heard from many readers who were motivated by the attack, and by our response. Among the . . . 

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No Glory in Whale Slaughter

By on September 11, 2007 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
No Glory in Whale Slaughter

A whale died this weekend near Seattle after being struck with five harpoons and four sealing harpoons and then shot with a .460 caliber rifle—a firearm so powerful that the bullet can travel four miles. The 40-foot-long gray whale eventually succumbed to the grievous wounds . . . 

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Animals Now More Than A Pet Cause

By on September 7, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animals Now More Than A Pet Cause

© iStockphoto In your concern for animals, you are not alone. Nationwide Mutual Insurance, an industry giant, recently conducted a survey among a sample of Americans and asked them to rate the social causes they consider most important. Concern for animals came in second, behind . . . 

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Talk Back: Vick’s Script

By on September 6, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers reacted to the news that a Humane Society of the United States employee discovered talking points discarded at the podium following Michael Vick’s public apology on August 27. The note, with six bulleted points and "dogs have suffered" scrawled in the corner, is now . . . 

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Whoopi Amends Her Whoops

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

Good for Whoopi. She knew she stepped in it, and today she made amends. She condemned Michael Vick’s dogfighting, and she let us know that she has adopted many animals. She’s back on our holiday card list. Maybe she can lend her distinct voice again—and . . . 

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No Excuse for Dogfighting

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

I like Whoopi Goldberg. I have admired Whoopi Goldberg. But I fear that she has contracted some form of spongiform encephalopathy and her brain has been partially eaten away by a prion. Yesterday, in her debut as co-host of "The View," she spoke about Michael . . . 

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Talk Back: A Plea for the Animals

By on August 29, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Monday, after pleading guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge, Michael Vick issued a public apology (which you can see portions of here). His statements drew a mixed reaction from readers, with many finding them hard to swallow. Among the mass of comments we received: . . . 

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