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In July, The HSUS assisted authorities and other animal protection groups in the largest one-day series of dogfighting raids in U.S. history, with busts in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi and Nebraska. The unprecedented intervention saved hundreds of dogs from the cruelties of . . . 

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Eagles to Philadelphia Area: Treat Animals With Kindness

By on October 13, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Eagles to Philadelphia Area: Treat Animals With Kindness

Yesterday, we gained a powerful new ally when the Philadelphia Eagles announced the team’s new Treating Animals With Kindness (TAWK) program, which will focus on promoting spay/neuter programs, anti-cruelty efforts, and anti-dogfighting campaigns.

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In Midnight Hour Schwarzenegger Signs, Terminates Bills

By on October 12, 2009 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last night at midnight was the deadline for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign, veto, or ignore 700 bills passed this session by the California State Legislature—and seven of them were animal protection measures.

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Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

By on September 30, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

I’ve immensely enjoyed watching the Ken Burns series on the history of America’s national parks. My thoughts have been drawn not just to the parks themselves, but also the foresighted people who dared to believe in the concept and pushed successfully for them.

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EPA Must Regulate Factory Farm Pollution

By on September 23, 2009 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
EPA Must Regulate Factory Farm Pollution

Earlier this week we joined with a number of environmental and public health organizations to petition the EPA to regulate air pollution, including greenhouse gases, from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

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Postcards from Our Animal Care Centers

By on September 17, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Postcards from Our Animal Care Centers

Each of the residents at The HSUS’s animal care centers carries a special story, and today I wanted to give you just a glimpse, sharing a photo from each of the five facilities.

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A Gift of Permanent Sanctuary

By on September 14, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Gift of Permanent Sanctuary

The HSUS does so many things, and one of them is to run a growing and increasingly significant land trust program. We best celebrate wild spaces and the animals who inhabit them by protecting them.

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Wild Wild West for Wolves?

By on September 1, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wild Wild West for Wolves?

Today is a dark day for wolves in America, and one that The HSUS had hoped would never arrive. The state of Idaho set loose more than 10,000 hunters to start killing wolves.

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Remembering Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Animals, As Well

Remembering Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Animals, As Well

Though animal welfare was not one of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s signature concerns, he was always there for the cause, and he had all the right instincts on the subject.

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Talk Back: Thanks and Praises

By on August 14, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Thanks and Praises

I always like to hear your thoughts on my blogs and today I post a few comments in response to some recent posts that you were especially enthusiastic about.

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Voted Off the Island, San Nicolas Cats Get Second Chance

By on August 5, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Voted Off the Island, San Nicolas Cats Get Second Chance

The HSUS Animal Care facilities have become a little richer in terms of species composition with the arrival of a group of very special feral cats from San Nicolas Island to our sanctuary in San Diego County.

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The Dolphin Display Industry, On Display

By on August 4, 2009 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Dolphin Display Industry, On Display

“An Inconvenient Truth” created a new benchmark for documentary filmmaking—in bringing to light the threat of climate change and calling people to action. “The Cove”—which opens nationwide this weekend on Aug. 7—could have the same catalytic effect on the plight of marine mammals, based on the rave reviews and tremendous buzz it’s created.

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