Protecting Wildlife and Preserving Habitats

By on June 27, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Protecting Wildlife and Preserving Habitats

The depth and breadth of programs at The HSUS is pretty extraordinary.  To know all that goes on, you’d have to make a regular study of humanesociety.org. And even then, it’s tough to keep up with all of the work. You may have heard about . . . 

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Kinder Course for Chemical Tests

By on June 26, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Kinder Course for Chemical Tests

The United States has been overshadowed by Europe for well over a decade when it comes to being the world leader in advancing non-animal methods of chemical testing. In 2005, for example, European government and industry established the European Partnership on Alternatives to Animal Testing, . . . 

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Street Cred and Cruelty

By on June 25, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Street Cred and Cruelty

A couple years back, The HSUS criticized Nike for running a television ad called "The Battle"—an MTV-like ad featuring a one-on-one game of basketball interspersed with quick takes of a pit bull and a Rottweiler snarling at each other and poised for fighting. It was . . . 

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Talk Back: Farm Bureau and Fur

By on June 22, 2007 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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Animals Ascending

By on June 22, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animals Ascending

Our ideas about protecting animals were once at the margins. Now, they are in the mainstream. More than ever, Americans and American institutions are embracing the protection of animals as a personal and societal responsibility, and the evidence is all around us. © 2007 USA . . . 

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Working Like A Dog

By on June 21, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Working Like A Dog

Tomorrow we celebrate one of the more obscure observances in the workplace—“Take Your Dog to Work Day.” It doesn’t rival Martin Luther King Day, or President’s Day, but it’s a subject worthy of some reflection, especially from me as CEO of The Humane Society of . . . 

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Big Lawsuit for Little Victims

By on June 20, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Lawsuit for Little Victims

Puppy mills are factory farms for dogs. The animals are confined in small cages. The females are bred time and again with little concern for their health. They receive no love or human affection. And they are treated like agricultural commodities—not as our closest companions. . . . 

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Talk Back: Horse Slaughter Is Wrong

By on June 19, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to comments posted last week and the claim du jour of horse slaughter advocates—if we shut down horse slaughterhouses, people will abandon horses or even abuse them. Below is a sampler of the comments we received. What do you think? Join the conversation . . . 

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Triumph Against Fur Trade

By on June 19, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Triumph Against Fur Trade

The Humane Society of the United States did an investigation in the late 1990s in China and other Asian countries and discovered that millions of dogs and cats were being killed for their fur, and the pelts were being exported across the globe, including to . . . 

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Invitation for Cooperation

By on June 18, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Invitation for Cooperation

If you look at the history of the relationship between The HSUS and the American Farm Bureau Federation, there’s not much we agree upon, and there has been a noticeable scarcity of goodwill. We seem locked in regular political combat. © iStockphoto The American Farm . . . 

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Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse

By on June 15, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse

I must say that the proponents of horse slaughter have done a pretty good job of staying on message and thereby confusing the issue. They know that Americans care about animal welfare, so they have been forced to concoct an argument that somehow makes horse . . . 

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Talk Back: Heard on Horse Slaughter

By on June 14, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded from both sides of the fence to last week’s update on the combination of setbacks and progress in the battle to stop the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. Below is a sampler of the comments we received: This news is really . . . 

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