A Vote for 20 Million Animals

By on May 29, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Vote for 20 Million Animals

© COKYou can support the California initiative as a volunteeror with a donation. This year, we’ve passed about 50 laws in the states already. And last week, we passed three major federal bills as amendments to the Farm Bill. But arguably one of the most . . . 

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An Icon of Animal Rescue

By on May 28, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
An Icon of Animal Rescue

Last Friday afternoon, HSUS staffers received an email update from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. On the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, we read about the incredible work our Emergency Services team has accomplished over the last few weeks—bringing animals from . . . 

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Never At Rest for Animals

By on May 27, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Never At Rest for Animals

The HSUS is in the news somewhere every day, and we expect continuing coverage because the moral urgency of our work demands constant exposure and then dialogue and then remediation. But regular attention is a relatively recent phenomenon for The HSUS and even for the . . . 

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Worth a Thousand Words

By on May 23, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Worth a Thousand Words

You may already receive our quarterly magazine, All Animals. If you don’t, you’re missing out. The latest issue, landing in the mailboxes of HSUS members now, is our best yet. Chronicling our progress and challenges, All Animals reports on people making a difference for animals. . . . 

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Bear Facts on the NRA

By on May 22, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bear Facts on the NRA

© USFWS Yesterday, I wrote about the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA). The group is all hat and no cattle. It has very few rank-and-file hunters as actual members, and it is a front group for economic interests with a stake in commerce related to specific . . . 

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Shot in the Foot

By on May 21, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shot in the Foot

© iStockphoto It’s been a bad fortnight for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance. First, their petty-minded plan to subvert a collaborative effort by The HSUS and Meijer superstores to help pets by adding $5,000 to our Foreclosure Pets Grant Fund backfired. After Meijer inexplicably caved to . . . 

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No Downers, No Exceptions

By on May 20, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No Downers, No Exceptions

USDA did what it had to do today. It was a moral and economic imperative. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced that his agency would implement a no-downer policy for cattle in the United States. It is long-awaited but welcome news, and it’s a direct reaction . . . 

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Humble Heroes

By on May 19, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Humble Heroes

© iStockphoto The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines altruism as "unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others." Altruism is one of our best traits as humans, and it’s the emotional characteristic that is the engine of the animal protection movement. But it’s not uniquely . . . 

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Out of the Ashes

By on May 16, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Out of the Ashes

Our Emergency Services team consists of 18 full-time staff members, but we rely on hundreds and even thousands of trained volunteers and also cooperative relations with other groups and local, state, and federal agencies. We do not respond just to natural disasters, but to human-caused . . . 

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Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

By on May 15, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

I am in Orlando today, at The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo. It’s one of our signature events, and attracts animal sheltering professionals from throughout the nation and the world, though it’s a treasure trove of information and instruction for any animal advocate. We are 1,700 . . . 

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Our Report Card

By on May 14, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Our Report Card

This week we released The HSUS Annual Report for 2007—a summary of the organization’s performance and effective action over the past year. I open the report with an overview of our forward movement, and I invite you to read that letter below. Then, browse the . . . 

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Animal Ambassadors

By on May 13, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Ambassadors

Animal cruelty knows no national boundaries. Almost all of the industries we confront are global in nature—animal fighting and puppy mills (see yesterday’s blog), trophy hunting and the fur trade, the exotic animal trade and factory farming, just to name a few. As a matter . . . 

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