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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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Contract Shillers

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

Our critics simply can’t stand it when The Humane Society of the United States and the reforms we advocate are in the spotlight. So the current intense focus on dogfighting must be almost too much to take for the folks who have made a business . . . 

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Concerns and Criticisms Well-Justified for Vick

By on July 31, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Concerns and Criticisms Well-Justified for Vick

Last night, I was on MSNBC’s Live with Dan Abrams’ show to discuss the Michael Vick case. Yesterday, one of Vick’s co-defendants pled guilty and agreed to cooperate with the federal government—a development that some legal analysts have called "devastating" for Vick. Also, yesterday, the . . . 

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Weekend Victories and an Urgent Appeal

By on July 30, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Nike just did it. It suspended its contract with Michael Vick late Friday afternoon. Nike is a tough corporation and rarely bows to pressure on any issue. Its accommodation to the public’s demands shows both the depth of revulsion Americans have for animal cruelty and . . . 

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Talk Back: Praise for Pit Bulls

By on July 27, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As the nation’s attention is drawn to the dogfighting allegations against Michael Vick, pit bulls—the most common victims of this violent “sport”—have also been thrust into the spotlight. We heard from several readers who were apprehensive about the limelight. Among them: As an owner of . . . 

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While Vick in Court, Our Work Continues

By on July 27, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
While Vick in Court, Our Work Continues

At Michael Vick’s arraignment in U.S. District Court in Richmond yesterday, a trial date of November 26 was set. Vick’s lead counsel put a major defense team on display, signaling that he intends to mount a vigorous defense against the charges set out by the . . . 

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Dogfighting Shifts from the Shadows to Spotlight

By on July 26, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Since last week’s indictment of Michael Vick, major news outlets across the country and the world—from NPR to CNN, from The Independent to USA Today—have headlined the ugly world of dogfighting, exposing the ghastly cruelty of this underworld. One of the most riveting of these . . . 

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