Exceptional Day for Animals in Court

By on September 28, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In Federalist No. 78, Alexander Hamilton reassured us that the judiciary will always be the “least dangerous branch” of our government. But for those who profit from harming animals, Hamilton’s words are providing very cold comfort of late. From the double indictments against disgraced football . . . 

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Talk Back: Sick Over Whale Slaughter

By on September 27, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers mourned the slaughter of a gray whale earlier this month off Washington’s coast. Among the comments we received: There is no excuse for killing whales in this day and age. It was barbaric back then, and it is even more so today. Whales are . . . 

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Foolish Arguments Can’t Disguise Horse Slaughter

By on September 27, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Foolish Arguments Can’t Disguise Horse Slaughter

In some ways, we’ve already won the larger argument in society. Almost no one defends cruelty any longer. Animal welfare is widely recognized as a social virtue, and even the people and corporations that harm animals for recreation or profit try to disguise their conduct . . . 

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Dogfighting Defenders Sign of Long Road Ahead

By on September 26, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dogfighting Defenders Sign of Long Road Ahead

Yesterday, after five months, Virginia Commonwealth Prosecutor Gerald Poindexter brought state charges against Michael Vick for illegal dogfighting activities, and a grand jury returned two indictments for violating the state’s dogfighting law—with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Essentially, Poindexter piggy-backed on the . . . 

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You Asked: Stronger Laws and War-Torn Animals

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

As I mentioned yesterday, I welcome your comments and questions. If you would like to share your thoughts on the topics I cover, click "Offer a Comment" at the bottom of any blog entry. Or, if you have a question about The HSUS, email your . . . 

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You Asked: Donations and Dogfighting

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

I really enjoy reader feedback. Whether you are commenting on topics I’ve covered on the blog, or on current events in the animal protection movement, your thoughts are welcome here. A number of you have also written to ask for more information about The HSUS . . . 

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Case Closed: U.S. Horse Slaughter Must End

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

News flash… I am thrilled to report to you that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, based in Chicago, has ruled in our favor on a major horse slaughter case. In a unanimous 3-0 decision, the Court upheld the constitutionality of a . . . 

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Super-Humane Kids

By on September 21, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Super-Humane Kids

Last month, I told you the story of 11-year-old Caesar in California who rescued a burned kitten. Since then, I’ve been inspired by a number of other extraordinary young people who act on their passion, whether it’s raising public awareness or funds or taking legislative . . . 

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Talk Back: Readers Rejoice

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

Readers celebrated two recent blog entries. First, the story of Caesar—a courageous 11-year-old who rescued a badly burned kitten and, for his efforts, received The HSUS’s $2,500 reward—inspired readers. Among the comments we received: This young boy, and all who have taught him, are heroes . . . 

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Something Must Give for Farm Animals

By on September 20, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Something Must Give for Farm Animals

This morning, I spoke at a day-long conference at the U.S. Department of Agriculture named "Food Animal Agriculture in 2020," the latest symposium organized by the Future Trends in Animal Agriculture coalition. © iStockphoto Scheduled speakers were drawn principally from the ranks of industry, animal . . . 

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Dogs to Slaughter

By on September 19, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dogs to Slaughter

Cruelty to animals knows no political or cultural boundaries. We cannot and must not avert our gaze from their suffering, wherever we find it. That’s precisely why The HSUS created its global arm, Humane Society International. Today, our staff goes to far-flung places to stem . . . 

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Big Apple Bustle No Place for Horses

By on September 18, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Apple Bustle No Place for Horses

New York is a fantastic city. Manhattan is its financial and arts and culture center. And at its heart—some might say at its lungs, since its thousands of trees breathe oxygen into the city—is Central Park.  A masterstroke of urban planning, Central Park came to . . . 

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