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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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Lifeblood of the Movement

By on July 2, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lifeblood of the Movement

The Humane Society of the United States has an extraordinary staff, augmented a great deal with personnel who have joined us over the last two years thanks to our mergers with The Fund for Animals and the Doris Day Animal League. Staff members are committed . . . 

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Talk Back: Dog Days

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

While the nation observed “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” blog readers celebrated The HSUS’ dogs in the office policy. Among the comments we received: Congratulations on your dog-friendly environment! I’ve worked from home for my entire career and I cannot imagine having to leave . . . 

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Talk Back: Farm Bureau and Fur

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

This week, readers praised The HSUS’ outreach to the American Farm Bureau: Again, you confirm why I support The HSUS. Educating people about humane treatment of animals is vital and approaching the Farm Bureau to begin this dialogue is brilliant. They have the ability to . . . 

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Let’s Get Political

By on June 12, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Let’s Get Political

If you decide to read the 276 pages of "Get Political for Animals," be prepared. Author Julie Lewin is essentially grabbing you firmly by the shoulders, jerking you violently back and forth, and trying to shake some sense into you. Her message is simple: the . . . 

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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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