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Lucky Loui: Shelter Pet Project Finds Dog New Home

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

A story recently came my way of a lucky dog, Loui, who was adopted through The Shelter Pet Project. This public awareness project urges would-be pet parents to make shelters their first stop when adding a pet to the family.

Secret Weapons: James Bond, the Whales and the White House

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

Every U.S. president since Reagan has upheld the standards banning commercial whaling. So let's not reward the bad behavior of countries like Japan, Norway and Iceland for violating international law.

Investigation Exposes Abuse at Nation's Top Egg Producers

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The top egg producers in the nation are treating animals in ways that are unconscionable. But there is an alternative. Many consumers, supermarkets, restaurants, and food service providers demand that egg producers convert to cage-free systems.

Rescued Dogs Star In Touring Production Of Legally Blonde The Musical

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the popular musical, Legally Blonde, the show's four-legged characters, Bruiser the chihuahua and Rufus the bulldog, are fan favorites. In the tour...

Egg Industry Scrambles the Truth on Salmonella and Cages

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

In a detailed story on Sunday, Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson previewed one of the flashpoints in the debate over confining laying hens in ba...

The Biblical Mandate To Care For Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Pacelle

"Concern for animals is Biblical, and we don't get a choice on this." Dr. Matthew Sleeth told me. "If we don't care for animals, we let God down."

Some in Hunting Community Way Off Target

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

One of our most important wildlife protection efforts is to combat poaching. we welcome the opportunity to work with hunters on this issue. But there is a small-mindedness among too many within the hunting fraternity.

And the Award Goes to ...

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

The Genesis Awards honor those in media who raise public awareness about animal issues, who expose cruelty against animals and work for animal protection.

Animal Ovations: 24th Genesis Awards Winners

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wayne Pacelle

At The Humane Society, our mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea.

Richard Berman: The High Life and Low Road

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Today, The Humane Society of the United States joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving in filing a complaint with the ethics commission in New York again...

Humane Society of the US: New Factory Farm Book is "Groundbreaking... A Dramatic Expose"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Here's an interview I recently gave on my work behind writing Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Envrironment.

Dogs Of Valor Awards: Animal Heroes Honored For Saving Lives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For the third consecutive year, the Humane Society of the United States is honoring the amazing efforts of dogs around the country who are heroes in t...

Force for Change Against Factory Farming

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Old ways of viewing animals as commodities and objects are stubborn, and so are many of the people who defend the status quo.

Dairy Industry: Got Ethics?

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There seems to be so little leadership in the agriculture community on animal welfare. It is both baffling and inexcusable.

Casting a Moral Vote Against Big Ag

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sirota

Our macho culture portrays vegetarianism as unacceptably "weak" or "bleeding heart." But it is finding a powerful constituency at the ballot box.

A Game-Changer For Shelter Pets

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Markarian

There's no question that we as a society need to do more to help homeless dogs and cats find loving families, and we are even seeing the issue of pet adoption enter the public policy arena.

The Conscious Cook: Hit the Spot with Healthy and Humane Foods

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wayne Pacelle

Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or committed meat eater, Tal Ronnen's book can help you down the path of higher-quality, good tasting, humane eating.

eBay Users Give $50 Million In 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

eBay reports that its users gave more than $50 million to nonprofits in 2009. The donations were made through the online auction site's Giving Works p...

Reflections on The National Parks Series and Reform

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Over time, I am confident that most of the people who stand in the way of moral progress will be forgotten, just like most of the individuals who stood in the way of John Muir and Steven Mather.

International House of Pain for Egg-Laying Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal welfare should be part of the Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio for any major corporation, and increasingly, companies are heeding the call.

Why Does the NRA Hate Puppies?

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

We already license and register dogs. How much longer will it be before we face total dog confiscation? According to the NRA, if the anti-freedom, er, anti-puppy mill lobby has its way, not long.

Canada's Disgusting Seal Hunt Should Be Outlawed

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Canadian politicians have been in capable of ending this primitive practice - the largest killing of marine mammals in the world - even as damage to the country's reputation grows.

Taiji's Dirty Little Secret is Out

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Below the surface of this quiet Japanese village lies a dirty secret that the fisherman and the Japanese government are trying to keep a secret.

Take Action for Animals This Summer

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

It's a life-changing event, and two months from now you can be part of it. Here's what animal advocates had to say after previously attending the Taki...

Handing Out Awards from Hollywood to Capitol Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

We see cruelty and abuse every day in our work, and it's important to take a step back and celebrate the dedicated and compassionate people who are making a meaningful difference.