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Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Canada's bloody commercial seal slaughter resumed yesterday, although with many fewer boats and participants than in past years.

Animals Feel Pleasure -- Here's Why One Man Says That Means We Shouldn't Eat Them

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

Do dogs feel pleasure? How about crocodiles? Jonathan Balcombe says yes, they do. And not just dogs and crocodiles, but also fish, monkeys, pigs an...

Fighting for All Animals, Everywhere

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There will always be politicians sadly in the pocket of these interests and who use their office as a lever to attack us, or to amplify the voices of the status quo in these industries. But let them all remember that we meet these attacks with even more fierce determination to tackle the problems and the misery they've caused.

The Dangers of King's Farm Bill Amendment

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The disastrous Rep. Steve King (R-IA) amendment to the Farm Bill could affect a wide variety of state and local laws we all depend upon to protect our health and safety, but the provision was first penned to overturn state laws protecting farm animals. This is serious.

A Banner Year for HSUS

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Cathy Kangas

Many powerful lobbies pour money into legislation that harms animals. The HSUS works to defeat harmful legislation while at the same time educating the public about cruelty.

Animal Lovers Need Not Apply

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

Ending the routine and casual killing of animals will not only save the lives of four million animals every year, but it will bring decency and compassion to our nation's shelters where these virtues are in tragically short supply.

HSUS Tells Animal Shelters: Go Ahead and Kill Animals if You Want

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

We now have a proven solution to shelter killing and it is not difficult, expensive nor beyond practical means to achieve. And the large national animal protection groups should be working feverishly to ensure that the model is replicated in every community in the country. But they are not.

Silencing Whistleblowers

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Why would the agribusiness industry want to stop the public from discovering what actually goes on in its plants? What does it have to hide?

Rachel Tepper

Is The Pork Industry Pushing Back Against Gestation Crate Bans? | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

When Bon Appétit Management Company's CEO and founder Fedele Bauccio recently read a Pork Network op-ed by food industry and consumer advocate Rick B...

Saving Wolves Through Social Media

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The wolf is a magnificent creature. Rather than hunting it down, we should be looking for more ways to protect it.

Real or Faux Fur: What Consumers Need to Know

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

How can consumers protect themselves from incorrectly labeled garments that contain fur? The best course of action is urging retailers like Century 21 to go fur-free.

How Many Pets Did PETA Kill in 2012?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpgOne of the year's more depressing rituals is the annual release of PETA's kill statistics. The numbers -- just how many pets Ingrid Newkirk's organization has "euthanized" in the past year -- are never anything less than revolting. They are also never a surprise.

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

9 Reportedly Charged With Animal Cruelty After Undercover Investigation

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green

After an investigation uncovered abuses at a Wyoming pig farm, nine workers there have reportedly been charged with animal cruelty, according to the H...

Record-Breaking Penalty For Slaughterhouse Abuse Case After Major Meat Recall

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. -- A California slaughterhouse where videotaped mistreatment of cows prompted the largest meat recall in U.S. history has reached a sym...

Move Over, Romney and Obama: The Barbi Twins' 'Green Tea Diploradical Party' Speaks for the Real 99 Percent

Joan K. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Joan K. Smith

Shane and Sia Barbi, the animal activists and legendary Playboy celebrities, would like us to understand that humans as a species represent "the 1 percent," with animals and the environment making up the 99 percent.

Will the HSUS Make a Killing Off Hurricane Sandy?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Why is the HSUS' eagerness for fund-raising after Sandy so loathsome? Because -- based on the HSUS's performance during and after Katrina -- if you care about starving creatures, you're probably better off grinding your dollars into a nutritious paste and feeding them directly.

What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Animal rights activists, opposed to the No Kill movement, recently threatened to kill Nathan Winograd's beloved pet dog. By comparison, the assault on me and my books is nothing and would not bother me except for its evidence that I am being targeted, obsessively, by a truly vicious group of people.

The Hunger Games: How Online Gaming Can Help Animals in Need

Natasha Ashton | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Our pets remind us every day to take a little time for fun, and now thanks to this new breed of online games, our play can be powerful.

Joe Satran

How The Humane Society Decides Who To Sue | Joe Satran | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green

On Tuesday morning, Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, announced that he was pursuing a seat on the corporate board of...

Rescuing 139 Dogs, Cats, Horses and Birds in North Carolina

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

These formerly neglected creatures finally have a brighter future, and freedom from the suffering and neglect that had been their lot.

Nearly 500 Dogs Rescued From Suffering Last Week

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

It's especially painful to see people and places that purport to help animals do precisely the opposite.

Coming Together on Behalf of Animals

Joe Trippi | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Joe Trippi

There's one issue that I've been watching very carefully that could bridge the political gap. And it's really a no-brainer: basic, sensible protections to improve the lives of animals.

Turning the Tide Against Puppy Mills

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Recently, I blogged about exciting news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture would propose a rule requiring large-scale puppy mills and kitten mill...

Joanna Zelman

Undercover Farm Investigation Video Raises Alarm (GRAPHIC CONTENT) | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green

Earlier this year, the Humane Society of the United States prepared a young animal rights advocate for the sorts of abuse they expected her to encount...