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Using Social Media to Help #SandyPets

By on October 30, 2012 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Using Social Media to Help #SandyPets

Social media has become especially useful during disasters to distribute information quickly and respond to specific questions from animal lovers. We’ve been connecting pet owners with the information and resources they need to keep their animals safe.

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The HSUS to Sue to Reverse De-Listing of Wolves in Great Lakes

By on October 16, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS to Sue to Reverse De-Listing of Wolves in Great Lakes

Yesterday, on the same day that The HSUS and The Fund for Animals announced their intention to sue the federal government to reverse its decision to prematurely remove wolves from the list of protected species, trophy hunters killed at least four wolves on the opening . . . 

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Speaking Up to Protect Gray Wolves

By on October 10, 2012 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Speaking Up to Protect Gray Wolves

I got up this morning in St. Paul, Minn., and the temperature reading on my iPhone was a brisk 34 degrees. It was a chilly fall day, and in the Midwest and throughout the country, that means hunting seasons are in progress or set to . . . 

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How to Help Animals, from Snowcones to Used Cars

By on September 10, 2012 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
How to Help Animals, from Snowcones to Used Cars

I was traveling in upstate New York this weekend and spoke to crowds in Buffalo, Ithaca, Syracuse, and Albany. In Syracuse, I saw 12-year-old Martin Welych-Flanagan, who is a great HSUS supporter and my friend. He’s raised more than $8,000 over the past four years . . . 

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Help Protect Dogs in Maryland

By on September 5, 2012 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Help Protect Dogs in Maryland

This August, the state of Maryland’s Court of Appeals ruled that “pit bull” dogs are “inherently dangerous,” creating one of the most dog-unfriendly policies in the entire country. The ruling essentially states that if a “pit bull” dog injures someone, not only is the dog . . . 

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The ‘Big Lick’ Shows Big Changes Are Needed to Stop Horse Soring

By on September 3, 2012 in Equine, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The ‘Big Lick’ Shows Big Changes Are Needed to Stop Horse Soring

[Editor's Note: This entry was reposted from Aug. 31, 2012 due to technical difficulties with email subscriptions.] A good number of owners, trainers and others associated with the Tennessee walking horse show industry are engaged in a coordinated effort to cover up illegal “soring”–a practice prohibited by . . . 

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H-Couture to Celebrate Fur-Free Fashion

By on August 30, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
H-Couture to Celebrate Fur-Free Fashion

At The HSUS, we confront cruelty to all kinds of animals. We consider the fur trade a great contributor to the amount of cruelty in our world, because it produces so much suffering and for no good reason. People can keep themselves warm and maintain . . . 

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West Side Story: Helping a Woman and her Cats in Chicago

By on August 23, 2012 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
West Side Story: Helping a Woman and her Cats in Chicago

The HSUS’s Pets for Life program reaches out to help people and pets in under-served communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. In Chicago, we focus our efforts on North Lawndale on the southwest side of the city. In addition to lacking many basic . . . 

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Shark Appreciation Week

Shark Appreciation Week

Shark Week is here again, and as in previous years, it concentrates on the predatory and aggressive behavior of sharks and the blood and gore that goes along with that part of their personalities. They are predators, and that’s what predators do. But there’s a . . . 

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Pork Lobbying Group Tries to Distance Itself from Callous Comments

By on August 1, 2012 in Farm Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pork Lobbying Group Tries to Distance Itself from Callous Comments

It looks like there’s a major case of foot-in-mouth disease in the pork industry. Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), distanced NPPC from the comments made last week by its communications director, who told the National Journal that it doesn’t matter that . . . 

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For Sale in the United States: Domestic Dog Fur

By on July 19, 2012 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
For Sale in the United States: Domestic Dog Fur

More than a decade ago, The HSUS conducted an investigation in China and discovered a thriving trade in dogs and cats killed for their pelts, with the furs finding their way into trim on parkas, boots, and other outer-wear products sold in the United States . . . 

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‘Death at SeaWorld’ Highlights Growing Movement against Keeping Orcas in Captivity

By on July 18, 2012 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
‘Death at SeaWorld’ Highlights Growing Movement against Keeping Orcas in Captivity

Rough water continues to swirl around the normally placid pools at SeaWorld, which recently appealed an administrative law judge’s decision to uphold an OSHA safety violation citation against the theme park after the killing of trainer Dawn Brancheau by the orca Tilikum at SeaWorld Orlando . . . 

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