Committed to Exposing Puppy Mills

By on November 9, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Committed to Exposing Puppy Mills

© The HSUS/Kathy MilaniA dog from the Virginia puppy mill with her newborn pups. You may have read a story on humanesociety.org or read news accounts in the last day or two about the rescue of  hundreds of dogs at a Hillsville, Va., puppy mill . . . 

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Setting Aside Semantics: Not Killing Pets Must Be Our Goal

By on November 8, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Setting Aside Semantics: Not Killing Pets Must Be Our Goal

If you discern a difference between the words, 'no kill,' and the words, "No-Kill," you understand that I'm about to wade into a quarrel. If, on the other hand, you don't see much difference except for capital letters and a hyphen, well good for you. . . . 

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You Asked: Joining Forces for Animals

By on November 7, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Asked: Joining Forces for Animals

Today, I’d like to take some time to respond to a question sent in by member Sandra Siims—a question I often hear from our supporters. Q. As a member of the Humane Society [of the United States], NWF, WWF, Doris Day, Defenders of Wildlife and . . . 

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Left and Right Intersect on Animals

By on November 6, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I’ve often said that opposition to cruelty and a compassionate concern for animals are universal values. These values are not the holdings of any political party, though there’s been an assumption by some that the humane movement has been associated with the Left. Matthew Scully, . . . 

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Senate Could Act on Protections for Pets

By on November 5, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Senate Could Act on Protections for Pets

This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to take up the Farm Bill—an omnibus agriculture policy bill that the Congress typically delves into every five years. If you remember, the House passed its Farm Bill in July, and there were two animal protection measures unanimously . . . 

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Cut Meat to Cut Cancer?

By on November 2, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

On Wednesday, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund issued a massive report emphasizing the link between cancer and body fat. After seeing USA Today‘s coverage of the report, I asked Michael Greger, M.D., our director of public health and . . . 

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Undercover Look at Appalling Puppy Cruelty

By on November 2, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, I let you know about our five-month undercover investigation into Virginia puppy mills. The investigation was covered by USA Today, several Virginia newspapers, Entertainment Tonight, and all of the television network affiliates in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, I’m sharing our video results, which were . . . 

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Talk Back: Raiding the Roost

By on November 1, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In October, HSUS staff assisted in the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history, finding more than 5,000 roosters at an animal fighting operation of staggering proportions. Since that time, readers have offered a range of responses. Among the comments we received: I try very hard . . . 

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Sick Business Exposed

By on November 1, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sick Business Exposed

Today, USA Today broke in print a five-month HSUS investigation into puppy mills in Virginia. Tonight, Entertainment Tonight breaks the video, and tomorrow we’ll have it available for other television press. The results will shock you. And this comes on the heels of an investigation . . . 

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Behind the Fire Lines

By on October 31, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The fires in Southern California have now, for the most part, abated or been contained. Many animals—both domesticated and wild—lost their lives as the fast moving fires, stoked by the Santa Ana winds, scorched the homes and parched vegetation in their path. The flames engulfed . . . 

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Riding Roughshod Over Horses

By on October 30, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Riding Roughshod Over Horses

More tragedy for horses this past week. First, at a sloppy and soaked Monmouth Park in New Jersey on Saturday, European horse racing star George Washington broke down in the home stretch of the Breeder’s Cup. As workers rushed to the hobbling 4-year-old colt, who . . . 

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Break the Chain

By on October 29, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Break the Chain

We can never relent in our efforts to make people more aware. Even people who love animals often do not know what the best course of action is when it comes to proper care of animals. My own childhood experience is a poignant and personal . . . 

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