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Entries by Wayne Pacelle from 08/2010

A Beautiful Mind: Exploring the Emotional Lives of Animals

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Green

Author Jonathan Balcombe offers moving insight into the animal mind and underscore the moral implications of what we have learned from the close study of animal behavior.

Animal Crush Videos: Disgusting and Illegal

| Posted 08.04.2010 | Politics

The House passed legislation to reinstate a federal prohibition on gruesome animal crush videos that have made a comeback since the courts overturned the 1999 law to ban their production and sale.

Wolves Win: Federal Court Reinstates Protections

| Posted 08.07.2010 | Green

It's been a big week for canines. I announced on the blog yesterday that the puppy mill initiative we're promoting with partner organizations had qual...

Reprieve for People, Pets and Shelters Impacted by Oil Spill (VIDEO)

| Posted 08.09.2010 | Green

The HSUS has teamed up with local organizations to take the pressure off shelters, which are overwhelmed with pets relinquished as a result of the economic tumult created by the oil spill.

Momentum Against Factory Farms Makes Headlines

| Posted 08.12.2010 | Green

The Humane Society of the United States announced that a federal judge has ordered a trial in a federal legal case we brought against a polluting egg factory farm in the Central Valley of California.

Anti-Puppy Mill Initiative Moves Ahead in Missouri

| Posted 08.13.2010 | Politics

The Missouri citizen initiative to combat puppy mills, approved for the ballot just 10 days ago by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, just cl...

55 Actions for Animals

| Posted 08.16.2010 | Impact

A list of potential action items for those who want to become more involved in animal protection and the work of The Humane Society of the United States.

Committed: An Update on Humane Society International's Help for Haiti

| Posted 08.17.2010 | World

The catastrophic human toll of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti--an estimated 230,000 dead, 300,000 injured, and one million homeless--was the harshest...

Poaching Doesn't Rock: Ted Nugent Caught in Illegal Deer Hunt

| Posted 08.18.2010 | Green

Nugent says one thing and does another. He says that sport hunters are great conservationists, and then he goes on to defend the most unsporting, reckless, and irresponsible forms of hunting.

Uncovered in South Carolina: Bear Abuse for Show

| Posted 08.23.2010 | Impact

Many animal rights activists believed that the cruel process of "bear baying" disappeared in the 19th century. We now know it is alive and well, but so repulsive as to require immediate action.

SeaWorld Citation More Evidence Against Captive Orcas

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Green

No human being has ever been seriously injured or killed by an orca in the wild, but four people have died and dozens have been injured, some very seriously, by captive orcas.

Total Recall: Farm Animal Cruelty, Public Health Connected

| Posted 08.25.2010 | Huffington Post

The lifelong extreme confinement of laying hens in tiny cages is not just inhumane, it's also been linked to human disease. Every one of the eggs recently recalled for Salmonella came from hens confined in cages.

Speak Up for Wild Horses; Send a Letter via Pony Express

| Posted 08.26.2010 | Green

Over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of you have contacted the federal Bureau of Land Management, encouraging the agency to impose an immediate ...

150 Cats Rescued from Hoarding Case in Wyoming (VIDEO)

| Posted 08.30.2010 | Impact

For the past few weeks, Animal Planet has run a compelling series on the psychological disorder of animal hoarding, which is a cause of enormous suffering for dogs, cats, and other animals.

FDA Inspection of Egg Factory Farms Mirrors HSUS Findings

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Huffington Post

The assurances from the egg industry that its operators maintain safe and clean facilities, treat animals humanely, and do it all at low cost are a charade. The eggs may seem cheap, but the costs are passed on in terms of health costs.