Puppy Trouble in Tinseltown

By on December 11, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today I am in Los Angeles where, in a few hours, we will unveil new undercover footage from The Humane Society of the United States on the connection between pet stores and puppy mills. To be released at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, our investigation . . . 

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Dogfighting’s Day of Reckoning

By on December 10, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Michael Vick is already in jail, and now he’s going to stay there for a while. This morning, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson sentenced him to 23 months. No football and no freedom for two years because of dog abuse. There wasn’t much . . . 

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Talk Back: Animal Instincts

By on December 7, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers offered praise for Noah Williams, the second grader whose essay about why animals should not be called things was published in the The Hartford Courant. Oh, out of the mouths of babes! Noah is a wise little boy. I hope his compassion is contagious. . . . 

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You Asked: Calls Against Cruelty

By on December 7, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Asked: Calls Against Cruelty

Today I would like to pause to respond to the following question from reader Dawn Kopp. Q. For years I received alerts regarding incidents of cruelty along with the names of prosecutors and judges crucial to the punishment of the perpetrators. Now it seems HSUS . . . 

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Tough Choices for Change

By on December 6, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tough Choices for Change

As CEO of the nation’s largest animal protection group, I receive a cascade of requests for assistance and financial support from individuals and organizations on a dizzying array of matters, including spay and neuter and pet overpopulation programs, captive wildlife issues, sanctuary assistance, hunting issues, . . . 

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Talk Back: Readers Release the Hounds

By on December 5, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week, Fox 5 in Atlanta aired an exposé of fox pens. Reader responses rolled in, ranging from disgust for the practice to defense of it. Among the comments we received: Thank you so much for addressing this issue. About a year ago, I read . . . 

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Exotic Animal Import a Risky Business

By on December 5, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Exotic Animal Import a Risky Business

Exotic pets may be beautiful, but the trade that gets them here is far from benign. Hundreds of thousands of wild animals—squirrels and rats from Africa and Asia, small carnivores from South America, birds, reptiles and amphibians from around the globe, and fish from coral . . . 

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Taking Stock for Animals

By on December 4, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States focuses its work in four major areas: public policy and enforcement of laws, public education (including our extensive youth education programs), hands-on care, and corporate policy reforms. Our work on the corporate policy front is among our most . . . 

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Hunting Extremes Shoot Sport in the Foot

By on December 3, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hunting Extremes Shoot Sport in the Foot

Last week, I wrote about how an agribusiness industry lobbyist said that I and The HSUS were the greatest threat to animal agribusiness. I said he was guilty of hyperbole, but did concede we are a serious threat to factory farming and specifically to farm . . . 

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Bleatings from the Ag Lobby

By on November 30, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bleatings from the Ag Lobby

Before The Humane Society of the United States helped to pass laws in Arizona, Florida and Oregon to ban some of the most inhumane confinement methods on factory farms, there were virtually no legal standards to provide even the most minimal protections for animals raised . . . 

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Talk Back: Common Cause

By on November 29, 2007 with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to the blog about compassion for animals being a universal value and the new book by Mark Levin, an influential conservative, about his love for dogs and his concern for animal welfare. Thank you for positively reinforcing the interconnectedness of all… can’t wait . . . 

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Evidence Against Science’s Scare Tactics

By on November 29, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Evidence Against Science’s Scare Tactics

One of the most frustrating industries to deal with in all animal protection is the animal research community. Although there are many scientists who care about animal welfare, demagogues abound within this fraternity, and they are the masters of Chicken Little scare tactics, as if . . . 

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