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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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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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