Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned

By on August 23, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned

During the Katrina crisis two years ago, I expected to hear more of this: why are you helping the animals when there are people suffering? Fortunately, that false-choice manner of thought was reserved for only the strident opponents of animal protection or the most cynical . . . 

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Talk Back: Food for Thought

By on August 22, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers contemplated two recent blog entries—a spotlight of Rabbi Marc Gellman’s essay regarding the ethics of keeping animals in zoos and our responsibilities to animals, and an update on the increased focus on factory farming abuses. Among the reactions to Gellman’s essay: I’m always . . . 

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Breakthrough Moments Broadcast Our Message

By on August 22, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breakthrough Moments Broadcast Our Message

No matter how hard we try in the animal-protection movement, sometimes the message just doesn’t get through, and problems of cruelty are denied the public attention they deserve. So many cruel practices persist, not because reform could not command enough support, but because people just . . . 

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Guilty

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

Michael Vick is almost certainly going to jail. For dogfighting. That’s a powerful message. You harm an animal, you lose your freedom. Perhaps also a bright career in professional sports. Hats off to the federal investigators at the USDA’s Office of Inspector General and to . . . 

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Young Boy’s Bravery Offers Inspiration

By on August 20, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Young Boy’s Bravery Offers Inspiration

It’s often that people ask me how I manage to deal with the barrage of animal abuse I encounter day after day. It’s gut wrenching, but I’ve found sometimes the worst cases of cruelty call extraordinary people to action. Today, I give you news about . . . 

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Monkey Business

By on August 17, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Monkey Business

On Aug. 8, a man had a monkey on a leash at a Madison, Wis. beer garden. A woman walking by reached over the fence to pet the monkey and was promptly bitten on the thumb. After several hours on the loose, the monkey was . . . 

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Protecting Wildlife by Preserving Places

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

The HSUS has always recognized that the destruction of habitat is life-threatening to wild creatures.  When habitats are fragmented or demolished for roadbuilding or commercial or residential development, animals are driven from their homes and often displaced or destroyed. In the United States, there are . . . 

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Keeping the Gloves on till Animal Fighting’s Gone

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

In keeping with this week’s theme of showcasing our hands-on work and our video resources, I want to direct you to The Final Round, an HSUS video on the ugly world of animal fighting (warning: video contains graphic footage). The HSUS devotes major resources to . . . 

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Saving Lives in the Community

By on August 14, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

If urgent matters don’t disrupt my plan, I want to showcase two themes this week—first, to shine a spotlight on a few hands-on programs at The HSUS and, second, to point you to our tremendous in-house video capabilities and resources. Yesterday, I introduced you to . . . 

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Safe Haven for Abused and Abandoned

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

If you are part of our online community, you get a steady stream of calls to action—combatting animal fightng, horse slaughter, puppy mills, factory farming, and a wide range of other abuses.  But you may not hear much about our hands-on work for animals.  From . . . 

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Dog Devotion, Pedestrian and Presidential

By on August 10, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dog Devotion, Pedestrian and Presidential

The dog days are upon us. This is the season when the brightest star in Canis Major, Sirius or the “dog star,” once rose with the sun. Ancient astronomers believed Sirius added to the sun’s heat during these summer months. Credit: Library of CongressGrace Coolidge, . . . 

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Shark on the Menu Puts Species in Peril

By on August 9, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shark on the Menu Puts Species in Peril

I’ll admit that when I swim in the ocean, I have thought more than a few times about the presence of sharks. I guess it’s like walking in grizzly bear country or in mountain lion habitat. In these environs, we are not top dog, and . . . 

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