Money Crunch Claims Pets

By on March 26, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Money Crunch Claims Pets

We at The HSUS have long argued that there’s a link between the fortunes of animals and other pressing social issues. When someone abuses an animal, for instance, it is often a precursor to other forms of violence to come. Or if a downer cow . . . 

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Expressions of Affection

By on March 25, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Expressions of Affection

See a slideshow of the winning photos. When we put out the call for our Spay Day USA pet photo contest, I knew the competition would be brisk. But who would have thought more than 30,000 entries would be sent through humanesociety.org!  The grand prize . . . 

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Emergency Ready

By on March 24, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Emergency Ready

Our Emergency Services team stands at the ready to respond to natural and human-made disasters. Last week’s floods In the Midwest prompted us to sound the alarm bell. Here’s a report from Missouri from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. We were answering . . . 

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Youth Hunters an Endangered Species

By on March 21, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Youth Hunters an Endangered Species

As a child, I had an instinctive fascination with animals. I had all of our encyclopedias dog-eared to the animal entries, and I could name most of the world’s major mammals by my early teens. As a young adult, one of the most memorable periods . . . 

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Cockfighters Left Squawking

By on March 20, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cockfighters Left Squawking

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cockfighters. That’s the inescapable message sent during a rather remarkable week of enforcement activities throughout the nation against illegal animal fighters. Within the last week, there were at least six major cockfighting busts, including a two-year . . . 

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Nim Chimpsky: Yes, that’s right—Nim Chimpsky

By on March 19, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nim Chimpsky: Yes, that’s right—Nim Chimpsky

It doesn’t take an advanced degree to conclude that other animals, particularly mammals, have real smarts. But during the last 20 years, there’s been a raft of publishing on the commonsense conclusion that animals think and are capable of sophisticated cognition. When I first got . . . 

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Calendar of Compassion

By on March 18, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Calendar of Compassion

If you are part of The HSUS, we want you to do more than just make regular donations. We want you to be a participant in a collective effort to achieve societal change for animals. That will only happen when we have a mass movement . . . 

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To Farm Animals’ Defense

By on March 17, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
To Farm Animals’ Defense

The wheels of justice turn slowly, it’s said, but they still do turn. When The HSUS created its Animal Protection Litigation section in 2005 and brought on outstanding lawyers from all over the country to form what is now the nation’s largest animal protection litigation . . . 

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Cat-alyzing Change

By on March 14, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cat-alyzing Change

I had just graduated from college in 1987 when the legendary Cleveland Amory published "The Cat Who Came for Christmas," his now-classic tale of Polar Bear, the stray cat he got himself dirty rescuing from an alley one snowy night in New York City. About . . . 

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Talk Back: Focus on Farm Animals

By on March 14, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Since the release of The HSUS’s investigation into the abuse of downed dairy cows at a California slaughter plant, readers have been encouraged by the attention being paid to the treatment of animals raised for food. Among the comments we’ve received: This is a huge . . . 

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System Failure

By on March 13, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
System Failure

Yesterday, Steve Mendell, the chief executive at Hallmark/Westland Meat Co., appeared before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.). Mendell declined the committee’s first request to testify, and appeared at this second hearing after receiving a subpoena from the committee. . . . 

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A Hand for Horses

By on March 12, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Hand for Horses

In January I responded to a query from a reader who asked, when rehoming horses, what are the available humane alternatives to auctions and slaughter. I said that there is a growing nationwide horse rescue community that The HSUS is working to support and foster, . . . 

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