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Time to Make Your Voice Heard

By on July 25, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to Make Your Voice Heard

For today’s blog, I am taking a quick break from the Michael Vick case because there are major animal welfare actions on tap tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives and I need your help—principally by contacting your U.S. Representative in Washington, D.C. today on . . . 

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After First Step, NFL Must Follow Through

By on July 24, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Humane Society of the United States members and other concerned citizens have reacted with extraordinary passion and determination in response to the indictment against Michael Vick and three co-defendants. As of yesterday, more than 263,000 individuals contacted the NFL through The HSUS’s online advocacy campaign . . . 

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Talk Back: Support for a Vick Suspension

By on July 23, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The conversation continues surrounding Michael Vick, his status with the NFL, and his relationship with Nike. Among the comments we received: There may be a silver lining here. Whether or not Vick is found guilty, this incident will generate so much publicity that everyone in . . . 

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Blocking of Animal Fighting Law Could Benefit Vick

By on July 23, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Blocking of Animal Fighting Law Could Benefit Vick

Little did he know it, but Michael Vick got a great assist—the equivalent of some tremendous pass protection on the field—in his dogfighting debacle from U.S. Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), who has emerged in recent years as one of the leading opponents of animal welfare . . . 

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Talk Back: Appalled by the Allegations

By on July 20, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As news of the federal indictment against Michael Vick and three co-defendants spreads, animal advocates—and sports fans—across the country have reacted and united. The response to our campaign urging the NFL to suspend Vick has been unprecedented. The outpouring of actions through humanesociety.org was larger . . . 

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Time to Bench Vick

By on July 19, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to Bench Vick

Last night, I appeared on CNN’s Nancy Grace show with a cavalcade of other guests. The show was one of dozens that have covered the Michael Vick case, which has transfixed and unsettled the country. The ugly details of dogfighting came to light with the . . . 

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Indictment Against Vick Exposes Grisly Allegations

By on July 18, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Indictment Against Vick Exposes Grisly Allegations

Michael Vick said weeks ago he had no knowledge of dogfighting on his property and no involvement in the activity. The website for his kennel said he would absolutely not sell dogs for fighting. What a bunch of claptrap. Vick has, by all reliable accounts, . . . 

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Congress Takes Swipe at Pet Declawing

By on July 12, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Congress Takes Swipe at Pet Declawing

Sometimes good stuff for animals happens without much fanfare or notice. At The HSUS’ recommendation, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives included report language in legislation to reduce the suffering associated with cat declawing. © iStockphoto The HSUS has long opposed surgical . . . 

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Community and HSUS Face Flooding Together

By on July 11, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Community and HSUS Face Flooding Together

There were countless animal lives lost when Katrina and then Rita struck along an enormous swath of the Gulf Coast. There was also a remarkably generous private response to the hurricanes, and an outpouring of public concern for the victims of the disaster, including the . . . 

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Agricultural Committee Cleans Up Farm Bill

By on July 7, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Here is some good news. I wrote earlier this week about a provision quietly slipped in to the earliest versions of the House Farm Bill—Section 123 of Title I. If adopted, the provision would have nullified a raft of state and local animal protection laws.  . . . 

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Celebrate Cats, and Vote for the Cutest

By on July 6, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Celebrate Cats, and Vote for the Cutest

A few weeks ago I wrote about Take Your Dog to Work Day and The Humane Society of the United States’ canine colleagues. But the month of June didn’t go entirely to the dogs—it also marked Adopt-A-Cat Month. Cats have steadily and stealthily crept into . . . 

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Talk Back: Can’t Bear the News

By on July 3, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers were upset when the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment to ban the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada. Among the comments we received: For shame! What does it say about us as human beings that we are unwilling or unable . . . 

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