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Amazon Arguments Don’t Fly

By on June 7, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Amazon Arguments Don’t Fly

The First Amendment protects speech. It does not protect criminal conduct. So you have to wonder why on earth Amazon.com, the retail giant, insists on trafficking in criminal materials in the name of “free speech.” © The HSUS Yesterday, the Humane Society amended its complaint . . . 

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Talk Back: Honoring Gretchen Wyler

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

Last week, The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times paid homage to Gretchen Wyler, a Broadway actress turned animal advocate. In reaction to her passing, we also heard from readers: For 40 years, Gretchen’s intelligence and dedication released countless animals . . . 

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Talk Back: Love the Logo

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

The virtual applause has been streaming in since our new logo was unveiled. Below is a collection of reader praise for the illustration: I love the new logo. Well thought out, inspiring and meaningful. I also like the positive spin of the organization with protecting . . . 

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Of Mice and Men

By on May 31, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Of Mice and Men

Earlier this year, the Congress amended the Animal Welfare Act to strengthen a section of law dealing with dogfighting, cockfighting and other forms of staged animal fighting. With these amendments, the law now bans any interstate or foreign commerce in fighting animals or cockfighting implements, . . . 

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Fate of Whales Decided This Week

By on May 29, 2007 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fate of Whales Decided This Week

I really like to stay on the offense at The HSUS. I want to press ahead with new campaigns that keep our opponents on the defense—whether on horse slaughter, cockfighting, factory farming, canned hunts, puppy mills or the like—so that the industries responsible for these . . . 

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Talk Back: Michael Vick

By on May 25, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers have inquired about The HSUS’ involvement in the investigation surrounding Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick and allegations of a possible dogfighting operation at his former Virginia home. Reader John Gilligan asks: Is the HSUS going to have an email letter to send to . . . 

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Talk Back: Readers Speak Up

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

Many readers responded to the two comments that were posted to the blog on Friday (see here). Below is a sampling of the remarks we received. If you would like to join the conversation, offer a comment below. These are the types of comments that . . . 

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Talk Back: Voices of Dissent

By on May 18, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Two responses to the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act and the blog: I think that the people who voted for this bill need to butt out. We do not put bans on the things that you do and how dare you do this to us. . . . 

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Talk Back: Animal Welfare in Agriculture

By on May 15, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers are talking about Wayne’s entry on the House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing and the misleading statements made by industry witnesses. Below is a sampling of the remarks we received. If you would like to join the conversation, offer a comment below. I wonder if our . . . 

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Long Battle Results in Powerful Law Against Animal Fighting

By on May 11, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Long Battle Results in Powerful Law Against Animal Fighting

It’s been a long time coming. Last week, President Bush signed the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (H.R. 137), putting to a close a six-year battle in Congress to establish felony-level penalties for interstate and foreign commerce in dog fighting, cockfighting and other forms of . . . 

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