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State Lawmaking for Animals Surges in 2013

By on November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

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Off the Hook in L.A.

By on October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Off the Hook in L.A.

Today, history was made when the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 to prohibit the use of bullhooks and other implements that are designed to inflict pain on elephants in circuses and traveling shows. The measure would take effect in three years, covering circuses that . . . 

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Commenting Policy

By on October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized By Wayne Pacelle

By participating on this blog, you are agreeing to our commenting policy, outlined below. We reserve the right to delete posts on our page containing any of the following elements: – profanity– misinformation– spam– off-topic / irrelevant– personal attacks– promoting violence– promoting illegal or questionable . . . 

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Orca in the Bathtub, Bullhook in the Hand

By on October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Orca in the Bathtub, Bullhook in the Hand

You can’t turn on CNN these days without seeing a teaser for the powerful documentary “Blackfish,” which I previewed some months ago on the blog. We should reward CNN with a big audience for this important exposé of an industry that wrongly keeps whales in . . . 

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Keeping Bear Baying at Bay

By on October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Keeping Bear Baying at Bay

The Department of Natural Resources in South Carolina has put an end to the archaic and barbaric practice of bear “baying,” three years after The HSUS released the results of an undercover investigation that showed dogs attacking a tethered, often declawed and defanged bear, with . . . 

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You Can’t Hold a Tiger by the Tail

By on October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Can’t Hold a Tiger by the Tail

A woman who stuck her arm into a tiger enclosure this past weekend at G.W. Exotic Animal Park, a notorious roadside zoo in Oklahoma run by Joe Schreibvogel, had to be airlifted to a hospital to try to save what remained of her limb.    . . . 

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Cruelty Connections

By on September 26, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty Connections

I often say that when you do bad things to animals, or promote bad policies toward them, you can expect major adverse effects for the whole of society. In recent days, we learned about the horror of al-Shabab mowing down innocent civilians at a mall . . . 

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Cruelty Nothing to Celebrate

By on August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty Nothing to Celebrate

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration held the first evening classes of its 75th anniversary event on Thursday night. This spectacle has become synonymous with the exhibition of stacked, chained Walking horses, and, unfortunately, a showcase for the cruel practice of soring, in which trainers . . . 

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“Walking” of the Bulls

By on August 19, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Walking” of the Bulls

A decade ago, I was on site as an observer for the first American “Running of the Bulls” in a small town outside of Las Vegas.  Despite the hype from the huckster promoter – who said he’d be recreating the drama and danger of the . . . 

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Vets, Quill, Sioux

By on August 13, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Vets, Quill, Sioux

The mid-day rush of clients and their dogs and cats had just passed last Monday when members of the intake team from the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association-Rural Area Veterinary Services clinic peered out the door of the community gymnasium and saw a medium-sized brown . . . 

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Belugas, Orcas, and Doublespeak

By on August 7, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Belugas, Orcas, and Doublespeak

You probably heard the news that SeaWorld recently hired a big-league PR firm to try and counter the bad publicity resulting from the movie expose “Blackfish.” Well, let me say that SeaWorld’s image troubles cannot be addressed in their entirety by throwing money at public . . . 

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Spreading the Word for Animals

By on July 17, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spreading the Word for Animals

Look at any major social movement and it has communications platforms to disseminate ideas, review books in the field, dig deep into issues, release research or investigations, and allow debate and discussion within the fraternity. The left, for example, has magazines like Mother Jones and . . . 

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