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Coyote Ugly – the Violent Sequel

By on June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle

On a frigid winter day in Michigan, a hunter shoots a coyote three or four times, gravely wounding the animal. Gasping for life, the poor creature lays prone, bleeding in the snow. The hunting ethic calls for an additional shot to put the animal out . . . 

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Jackson Galaxy and the Hero Cat

By on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week, I previewed for readers that Jackson Galaxy, the colorful host of My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet, was to be a keynote speaker at the opening session of the HSUS Animal Care Expo. The event this week attracted animal advocates from 40 countries . . . 

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Ringling Brothers Should Put Money Where Mouth Is

By on May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ringling Brothers Should Put Money Where Mouth Is

I’ve always hated what traveling circuses do to elephants.  I went to the circus as a kid, and wondered what the lives of the elephants were like, and knew it couldn’t be good.  I started my personal boycott at a young age, and I let . . . 

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Ag-Gag Hits Snags

By on May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today, I offer my latest video blog, commenting on ag-gag proposals and how they are a threat to the advance of efforts to promote animal welfare, food safety, and transparency in animal agriculture in America. Some North Carolina legislators appear to be readying an ag-gag . . . 

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A Détente in Whale Wars?

By on April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Détente in Whale Wars?

A Minke whale photo by iStock We’ve made more progress in our anti-whaling campaign in the last two days than in the prior two decades. Just 48 hours after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) called for a halt to Japan’s whaling program – declaring it in violation of . . . 

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A Whale of a Ruling

By on March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Whale of a Ruling

It’s rare that animal abuse ends with one blow to the head. Typically, it takes a thousand strikes before the perpetrator – whether it’s an industry, a nation, or an individual – moves on. That’s been the case with all of the major breakthroughs in civil . . . 

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Deregulating Poultry Slaughter, Sticking It to Workers and Chickens

By on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Deregulating Poultry Slaughter, Sticking It to Workers and Chickens

Every day, tens of thousands of workers stand shoulder-to-shoulder, often in frigid or scorching temperatures, at the nation’s poultry slaughtering plants as chickens race by at punishing speed, hanging upside down on metal hooks on the processing lines. Chicken is the country’s most prevalent meat, and it . . . 

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Don’t Feed the Bears: Baiting on the Ballot

By on March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Don’t Feed the Bears: Baiting on the Ballot

In 1821, Maine was the first state to adopt an anti-cruelty statute. In 2014, however, it’s lagging badly by allowing unacceptable cruelty to wildlife. We hope to do something about that in the months ahead, and to establish greater moral consistency in its animal welfare . . . 

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Modern Family (Planning) for Animals

By on February 27, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Modern Family (Planning) for Animals

Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of World Spay Day (started by our affiliate the Doris Day Animal League) which involved more than 600 organizers in all 50 U.S. states, and almost 50 countries hosting events.

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A Killing in Copenhagen

By on February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Killing in Copenhagen

Last Sunday’s public execution of Marius the giraffe and his feeding to the lions by witless leaders of the Copenhagen Zoo was grotesque in so many ways, and like the roundup and killing of dogs in Sochi, Russia, it has drawn worldwide scorn. Now, incredibly, . . . 

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Olympian Tom McMillen Says “Nyet” to Street Dog Slaughter

By on February 7, 2014 in Humane Society International, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Olympian Tom McMillen Says “Nyet” to Street Dog Slaughter

Erin Van VoorhiesStreet dog in New Delhi, India Tom McMillen had a pretty bad experience with the former Soviet Union and some Olympic referees some decades ago. He was on the U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1972 that was essentially robbed of a gold medal because . . . 

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Rescue. Rehab. Release. Prevention

By on February 6, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescue. Rehab. Release. Prevention

Whenever I go to our family of animal care centers, I am not only reminded of our life-saving work occurring every day, but also of the value of our work preventing animals from getting into situations of distress in the first place. Left to Right: . . . 

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