Dogfighting Shifts from the Shadows to Spotlight

By on July 26, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Since last week’s indictment of Michael Vick, major news outlets across the country and the world—from NPR to CNN, from The Independent to USA Today—have headlined the ugly world of dogfighting, exposing the ghastly cruelty of this underworld. One of the most riveting of these . . . 

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Time to Make Your Voice Heard

By on July 25, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to Make Your Voice Heard

For today’s blog, I am taking a quick break from the Michael Vick case because there are major animal welfare actions on tap tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives and I need your help—principally by contacting your U.S. Representative in Washington, D.C. today on . . . 

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After First Step, NFL Must Follow Through

By on July 24, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Humane Society of the United States members and other concerned citizens have reacted with extraordinary passion and determination in response to the indictment against Michael Vick and three co-defendants. As of yesterday, more than 263,000 individuals contacted the NFL through The HSUS’s online advocacy campaign . . . 

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Talk Back: Support for a Vick Suspension

By on July 23, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The conversation continues surrounding Michael Vick, his status with the NFL, and his relationship with Nike. Among the comments we received: There may be a silver lining here. Whether or not Vick is found guilty, this incident will generate so much publicity that everyone in . . . 

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Blocking of Animal Fighting Law Could Benefit Vick

By on July 23, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Blocking of Animal Fighting Law Could Benefit Vick

Little did he know it, but Michael Vick got a great assist—the equivalent of some tremendous pass protection on the field—in his dogfighting debacle from U.S. Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), who has emerged in recent years as one of the leading opponents of animal welfare . . . 

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Talk Back: Appalled by the Allegations

By on July 20, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As news of the federal indictment against Michael Vick and three co-defendants spreads, animal advocates—and sports fans—across the country have reacted and united. The response to our campaign urging the NFL to suspend Vick has been unprecedented. The outpouring of actions through humanesociety.org was larger . . . 

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Time to Bench Vick

By on July 19, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to Bench Vick

Last night, I appeared on CNN’s Nancy Grace show with a cavalcade of other guests. The show was one of dozens that have covered the Michael Vick case, which has transfixed and unsettled the country. The ugly details of dogfighting came to light with the . . . 

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Indictment Against Vick Exposes Grisly Allegations

By on July 18, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Indictment Against Vick Exposes Grisly Allegations

Michael Vick said weeks ago he had no knowledge of dogfighting on his property and no involvement in the activity. The website for his kennel said he would absolutely not sell dogs for fighting. What a bunch of claptrap. Vick has, by all reliable accounts, . . . 

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Celebs’ Pet Store Purchases Prop Up Puppy Mills

By on July 17, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Celebs’ Pet Store Purchases Prop Up Puppy Mills

Purchasing a puppy from a pet store appears, on its face, to be an entirely benign act—perhaps even a compassionate act, given the pleading eyes of these beautiful pups. But reproduced tens of thousands of times, this act is the economic engine that allows more . . . 

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Talk Back: Flipped Farm Bill

By on July 16, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Before the good news was delivered—that Section 123 of Title I was pulled from the the Farm Bill—readers denounced this provision, which threatened to nullify dozens of animal welfare laws enacted at the state and local level. Among the comments we received: It is beyond . . . 

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Chance for Compassion in Congress

By on July 16, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chance for Compassion in Congress

Here’s a heads up. Before the Congress adjourns for its month-long August recess, there’s a load of activity that may occur related to animal protection. And we are likely to need your calls and letters flowing into Congressional offices. The big item on deck is . . . 

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Talk Back: Celebrating Cats and Creatures

By on July 13, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers enjoyed last week’s poll, but were challenged to choose just one cat. Among the comments we received: A great tribute to our wonderful feline companions. —Andrea A. It was impossible to vote for just one, so I gave them all a vote for the . . . 

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