Fate of Whales Decided This Week

By on May 29, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fate of Whales Decided This Week

I really like to stay on the offense at The HSUS. I want to press ahead with new campaigns that keep our opponents on the defense—whether on horse slaughter, cockfighting, factory farming, canned hunts, puppy mills or the like—so that the industries responsible for these . . . 

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Remembering a Star for Animals

By on May 28, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Remembering a Star for Animals

I arrived back from an overseas trip yesterday, and upon landing learned the news that my dear friend Gretchen Wyler had died. At The HSUS, we had known for some time that Gretchen was failing from the effects of metastatic breast cancer. We held to . . . 

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Talk Back: Michael Vick

By on May 25, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers have inquired about The HSUS’ involvement in the investigation surrounding Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick and allegations of a possible dogfighting operation at his former Virginia home. Reader John Gilligan asks: Is the HSUS going to have an email letter to send to . . . 

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Environmental Protection, Past and Present

By on May 25, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Environmental Protection, Past and Present

There are people whose life and work have changed the course of history. The late Rachel Carson is one of those people. Carson was the legendary biologist and author who transformed environmental protection with her groundbreaking 1962 work "Silent Spring." © USFWSRachel Carson and Bob . . . 

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Power to Protect Animals

By on May 24, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Power to Protect Animals

What has been most heartening since I launched my blog is that the comments are coming in faster than we can publish them. Rest assured that we are reading them, and we will continue to post samplers. I would like to keep the conversation going, . . . 

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Polar Bears Hunted in Dwindling Habitat

By on May 23, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Polar Bears Hunted in Dwindling Habitat

Make no mistake about it. Global warming is an animal protection issue.  © The HSUS/Milani Before the first club was swung, or the first shot fired this spring in Atlantic Canada in the annual orgy of seal killing, the Canadian government estimates that as many . . . 

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Cruelty by Design

By on May 22, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty by Design

The fur issue is one of the easiest moral questions to settle. The animals are killed only for human adornment, often in particularly horrible ways, and there are functional and fashionable alternatives. If our societal standards against needless cruelty mean anything, they should be applied . . . 

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Talk Back: Readers Speak Up

By on May 21, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers responded to the two comments that were posted to the blog on Friday (see here). Below is a sampling of the remarks we received. If you would like to join the conversation, offer a comment below. These are the types of comments that . . . 

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A More Vivid Picture

By on May 21, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A More Vivid Picture

You’ve probably heard the story of the blind man touching the elephant and thinking that the elephant is just the tail or the trunk.  In the world of animal protection organizations, The HSUS is the biggest of them all—akin, in some ways, to the elephant . . . 

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Talk Back: Voices of Dissent

By on May 18, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Two responses to the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act and the blog: I think that the people who voted for this bill need to butt out. We do not put bans on the things that you do and how dare you do this to us. . . . 

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Rebuilding for a New Louisiana

By on May 18, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rebuilding for a New Louisiana

© iStockphoto Yesterday, I blogged on the efforts in the Louisiana legislature to rid the state of cockfighting. The fight in Baton Rouge is far from over, and the outcome is uncertain. But everyone agrees there is more momentum than ever to ban cockfighting. When . . . 

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Big Wins for Cockfighting and Horse Slaughter Bans

By on May 17, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Wins for Cockfighting and Horse Slaughter Bans

There have been some signature wins in state legislatures this week—particularly on two of the worst forms of animal abuse The HSUS has been campaigning to stamp out through the law. First, on Tuesday, in the Louisiana Senate, lawmakers passed an immediate ban on cockfighting . . . 

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