Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina

By on October 9, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina

Yesterday was a day of hope in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I appeared with top officials from the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to hatch plans to develop an emergency pet shelter and veterinary . . . 

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New Dawn for Gulf Coast Animals

By on October 8, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Dawn for Gulf Coast Animals

Today, I write from Baton Rouge, still sultry and hot even as the calendar pushes into autumn and as the people of this state hold their breath from week to week to see if their beloved LSU football squad can continue its perfect season. As . . . 

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Advocates of Horse Slaughter All Wrong

By on October 5, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Advocates of Horse Slaughter All Wrong

© The HSUSPresenting Michael Vick’s talking points toCarol Leifer (left) and Lori Wolf (right). I just met with Carol Leifer and Lori Wolf at their Los Angeles home to present them with a framed copy of the notes Michael Vick used when he apologized to . . . 

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Talk Back: Dogfighting is Defenseless

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

Readers responded to the heckling that The HSUS’s John Goodwin received at a town hall-style event in Atlanta last week, where Michael Vick supporters dominated the crowd. Among the comments we received: Wonderful showing by John Goodwin last night at the town hall meeting in . . . 

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Congress Must Act After Horse Cruelty Caught on Tape

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

All of the horse slaughter plants in the United States have now closed, but some American horses are still being slaughtered. Thousands of American horses are being exported this year, funneled to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. These horses are transported harrowingly long distances—in . . . 

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Much at Stake in the Golden State

By on October 3, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Much at Stake in the Golden State

The pace of political activity in California is brisk, and there’s much at stake. Click to see the full-size ad. As I travel the state with my HSUS colleagues this week, we are recruiting volunteer petitioners to participate in a landmark ballot initiative to ban . . . 

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Talk Back: Compassion for Carriage Horses

By on October 2, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In September, a 13-year-old carriage horse died after she was spooked and bolted onto a sidewalk near New York City’s Central Park. Readers grieved the mare’s death and criticized having the horse-drawn carriages in such a heavily congested area. Among the comments we received: Horse-drawn . . . 

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Join the Fight for California Farm Animals

By on October 2, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Join the Fight for California Farm Animals

If you’ve ever wanted to be involved in a critical campaign to protect animals, and to meaningfully participate in such a campaign—especially for those of you who live and vote in California—your moment has arrived. Together, we have a chance to take a stand against . . . 

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Horse Trafficking for Slaughter Must Stop

By on October 1, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Trafficking for Slaughter Must Stop

Yesterday, I was in the passenger seat driving by the parched pasture land outside of Lexington, Ky., reading news clips on my laptop on our way to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Nicholasville. I was focused on the news story in the Houston Chronicle . . . 

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Exceptional Day for Animals in Court

By on September 28, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In Federalist No. 78, Alexander Hamilton reassured us that the judiciary will always be the “least dangerous branch” of our government. But for those who profit from harming animals, Hamilton’s words are providing very cold comfort of late. From the double indictments against disgraced football . . . 

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Talk Back: Sick Over Whale Slaughter

By on September 27, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers mourned the slaughter of a gray whale earlier this month off Washington’s coast. Among the comments we received: There is no excuse for killing whales in this day and age. It was barbaric back then, and it is even more so today. Whales are . . . 

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Foolish Arguments Can’t Disguise Horse Slaughter

By on September 27, 2007 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Foolish Arguments Can’t Disguise Horse Slaughter

In some ways, we’ve already won the larger argument in society. Almost no one defends cruelty any longer. Animal welfare is widely recognized as a social virtue, and even the people and corporations that harm animals for recreation or profit try to disguise their conduct . . . 

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