Talk Back: Investigation Ovations

By on February 6, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Our comment box continues to flood as readers add their voice to the uproar surrounding our investigation into inhumane treatment of downed cows at a California slaughter plant. Among the comments we received: To the person who had enough compassion for animals to put himself . . . 

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Shut Down

By on February 6, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shut Down

Last night, while I was doing email and watching Super Tuesday returns, an email from the USDA came in to my inbox. It was news I was anxiously awaiting. "On Feb. 4, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) suspended inspection at Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing . . . 

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Humane Society Undercover

By on February 5, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Humane Society Undercover

For the last few days, I’ve written about the riveting and revolting images from an HSUS investigation of a southern California slaughter plant. Millions of Americans have subsequently tuned in to newscasts that showed workers at the facility abuse and torment cows too sick or . . . 

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Truth of the Matter

By on February 4, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Truth of the Matter

The HSUS’s investigation into cruelty at a California dairy cow slaughter plant has evoked a national outcry from consumers, state government officials, Congress, the USDA, animal scientists, and even some within the meat industry. The condemnation of the conduct of personnel at Hallmark Meat Packing . . . 

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Talk Back: Cruelty in California

By on February 1, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Cruelty in California

© The HSUSCattle wait in a trailer at Hallmark MeatPacking, the site of our investigation. Earlier this week, The HSUS released the results of a long-term investigation into inhumane treatment of dairy cows at a southern California slaughter plant. The facts and images have stirred . . . 

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Slaughterhouse Shake-Up

By on January 31, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Slaughterhouse Shake-Up

It’s been a hectic 24 hours since The HSUS released the results of a lengthy investigation into a California dairy cow slaughterhouse, operating under the banner of Hallmark Meat Packing and Westland Meat Co. (ironically honored as a USDA "supplier of the year" for 2004-2005). . . . 

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Torture on Tape

By on January 30, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Torture on Tape

In 2007, the term "waterboarding" entered into the American lexicon. I never thought that knowledge of the practice would inspire animal abusers, but that's exactly what's happened. An HSUS investigation we revealed today—as reported in The Washington Post—focused on the abuse of downed cows, unable . . . 

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Talk Back: Humane Mission

By on January 29, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers commended 11-year-old Haley Ham of Tennessee who, after losing her two dogs to antifreeze poisoning, spearheaded the introduction of legislation to help prevent such a tragedy. Among the comments we received: Way to go Haley! Taking action through your pain took a lot of . . . 

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You Asked: Homes for Horses

By on January 29, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Asked: Homes for Horses

Today I’d like to respond to a query that came in after last week’s blog about the National Call-In Day for Horses. Q. If people can’t afford to take care of their horses, besides slaughter and auction, what other avenues do they have? Just a . . . 

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Meaterial Excess

By on January 28, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Meaterial Excess

"Americans are downing close to 200 pounds of meat, poultry and fish per capita per year (dairy and eggs are separate, and hardly insignificant), an increase of 50 pounds per person from 50 years ago," wrote Mark Bittman yesterday, in a major piece in The . . . 

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Betrayal of Trust

By on January 25, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Betrayal of Trust

There is always something that’s disturbed us more about cannibalism than mere homicide. In either circumstance, the victim is dead, but the consumption of the corpse multiplies the level of social disgust by a major factor. It not only offends our aesthetic senses, but also . . . 

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From Tragedy to Triumph

By on January 24, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Tragedy to Triumph

Last month, 11-year-old Haley Ham of Tennessee wrote to us about her two beloved dogs, Sam and Jessie: "From the time I was 7 and he was just 8 weeks old, I knew Sam belonged to me. We were inseparable. Jessie was big and affectionate. . . . 

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