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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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Japanese Whaling Tried in International Court

By on July 16, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Japanese Whaling Tried in International Court

The late Sir Peter Scott, one of the world’s most famous conservationists, once said ”Many people now regard whales as a symbol. If we can’t save the whales, then we begin to wonder if we will be able to save anything – including ourselves.” By . . . 

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“Blackfish” Is a Must-See Film for Summer

By on July 15, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
“Blackfish” Is a Must-See Film for Summer

Three years ago, Tilikum, a captive orca at SeaWorld Orlando, killed whale trainer Dawn Brancheau by dragging her under the water and battering her to death. The killing happened in front of a large crowd of patrons who quickly realized that the whale decided to . . . 

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July 4th Celebrations, Admonitions

By on July 3, 2013 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
July 4th Celebrations, Admonitions

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States, and it’s a cause for celebration. Standard features of that celebration involve getting together with family or friends and watching thunderous displays of fireworks. Many of us will be awed by the sounds and surprising light patterns . . . 

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Dog Training

By on June 7, 2013 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dog Training

One might look at the whole of American history and see one strand of it as an expanding sphere of ethical concern for others – first, in the 18th century, a legal concern for propertied males; in the 19th century, after the Civil War, the . . . 

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Putting An End to Shelter Gas Chambers

By on April 26, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting An End to Shelter Gas Chambers

A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated the closing of the last Mississippi carbon monoxide gas chamber, thanks in large part to the determined efforts of HSUS state director Lydia Sattler. This week we are excited to pass along other success stories – this time the . . . 

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Majority of Spaniards Say No to Bullfighting

By on April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Majority of Spaniards Say No to Bullfighting

One of the fundamentals of our work is to set standards that make it a crime to engage in malicious cruelty to animals. The nations of the world should have a zero-tolerance policy for the torture of animals, and for specific types of torment like dogfighting, . . . 

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