Mad Pig Industry

By on May 16, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mad Pig Industry

The pork industry is bent out of shape about a two-sentence comment on the “possibility” that pigs may harbor a variant of mad cow disease, which appeared in my 16-page, single-spaced written testimony submitted to the House Agriculture Committee.  In a section of my testimony . . . 

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Talk Back: Animal Welfare in Agriculture

By on May 15, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers are talking about Wayne’s entry on the House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing and the misleading statements made by industry witnesses. Below is a sampling of the remarks we received. If you would like to join the conversation, offer a comment below. I wonder if our . . . 

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NFL Star at Center of Dogfighting Investigation

By on May 15, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

He denies any wrongdoing, but the information that has come to light looks awfully incriminating. Michael Vick, one of the most gifted talents in the National Football League and a quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons, is suspected of running a dogfighting operation out of his . . . 

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Alternatives for Pigs Crammed in Crates

By on May 14, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alternatives for Pigs Crammed in Crates

There was a national Associated Press story out last week about some new research from Iowa State University regarding the confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates. The story opens, “A new study is raising questions about the effectiveness of small, metal crates for pregnant . . . 

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Long Battle Results in Powerful Law Against Animal Fighting

By on May 11, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Long Battle Results in Powerful Law Against Animal Fighting

It’s been a long time coming. Last week, President Bush signed the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (H.R. 137), putting to a close a six-year battle in Congress to establish felony-level penalties for interstate and foreign commerce in dog fighting, cockfighting and other forms of . . . 

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House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms

By on May 10, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms

Life is full of little ironies. This Tuesday, I appeared at a Congressional hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, where several people on a panel with me claimed that The HSUS is not active on animal sheltering issues. I had . . . 

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A New Opportunity for a Humane Nation

By on May 9, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I am not idle here at The Humane Society of the United States. The workday never ends, and there’s limitless work and infinite opportunities to push our cause ahead. For that reason, I guard my time jealously. But the idea of creating a blog, and . . . 

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