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Turning the Tide After Katrina

By on August 29, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Turning the Tide After Katrina

There is no question that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 reoriented us as a nation. In a different way, Hurricane Katrina did, too. We as a society were not prepared for a disaster of Katrina’s magnitude, and she exposed our full array of weaknesses in . . . 

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Spectacle of Bullfighting Losing Fans

By on August 28, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spectacle of Bullfighting Losing Fans

Dogfighting has been in the news like never before. But there are other horrible spectator sports involving the torment of animals that are staged throughout the world, and none is better known than bullfighting. Fortunately, bullfighting is banned in the United States, except a limited . . . 

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Apology From A Fallen Star

By on August 27, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Michael Vick just made a live, direct statement to the public regarding his circumstance. What he said today was spot on.  I felt real sympathy for Vick in watching him speak. I saw a man whose life has been turned upside down. No one can . . . 

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Vick Puts America on Watch

By on August 27, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Vick Puts America on Watch

Last Friday, the federal government released Michael Vick’s statement of facts in his plea deal in U.S. District Court in Richmond—and another round of press attention was showered on the case. Vick admitted to being centrally involved in a multi-state professional dogfighting operation, centered around . . . 

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Talk Back: Food for Thought

By on August 22, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers contemplated two recent blog entries—a spotlight of Rabbi Marc Gellman’s essay regarding the ethics of keeping animals in zoos and our responsibilities to animals, and an update on the increased focus on factory farming abuses. Among the reactions to Gellman’s essay: I’m always . . . 

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Breakthrough Moments Broadcast Our Message

By on August 22, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breakthrough Moments Broadcast Our Message

No matter how hard we try in the animal-protection movement, sometimes the message just doesn’t get through, and problems of cruelty are denied the public attention they deserve. So many cruel practices persist, not because reform could not command enough support, but because people just . . . 

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Guilty

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

Michael Vick is almost certainly going to jail. For dogfighting. That’s a powerful message. You harm an animal, you lose your freedom. Perhaps also a bright career in professional sports. Hats off to the federal investigators at the USDA’s Office of Inspector General and to . . . 

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Keeping the Gloves on till Animal Fighting’s Gone

By on August 15, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In keeping with this week’s theme of showcasing our hands-on work and our video resources, I want to direct you to The Final Round, an HSUS video on the ugly world of animal fighting (warning: video contains graphic footage). The HSUS devotes major resources to . . . 

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Dog Devotion, Pedestrian and Presidential

By on August 10, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dog Devotion, Pedestrian and Presidential

The dog days are upon us. This is the season when the brightest star in Canis Major, Sirius or the “dog star,” once rose with the sun. Ancient astronomers believed Sirius added to the sun’s heat during these summer months. Credit: Library of CongressGrace Coolidge, . . . 

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Talk Back: Shame on the Shillers

By on August 8, 2007 in Opposition, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers responded to the series of blogs exposing the fatuous claims of HSUS critics (you can see those here, here and here). Among the comments we received: I don’t know what’s worse: organizations that mislead the public and falsely claim to support animal welfare . . . 

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Farm Animals Front and Center

By on August 8, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The plight of farm animals has always been a concern of The Humane Society of the United States. But the well-being of these animals—raised by the billions in factory farms and slaughtered at a rate of more than one million per hour—is now increasingly gaining . . . 

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Plan of Attack Against Dogfighting

By on August 6, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Plan of Attack Against Dogfighting

© The HSUS Last week, the contract shillers at the Center for Consumer Freedom—which has never known a form of animal abuse it will not directly or indirectly defend—attacked The Humane Society of the United States for our fundraising and program work against dogfighting. We . . . 

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