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Puppy Mills

A Marketer's Moment of Shame

Judy Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Judy Shapiro

Marketers should rally together and refuse to service any company that profits from the sale of exploited animals.

Keep Politicians' Paws off Prop B

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Voters acted because the legislature has failed to stop puppy mill abuses. It is undemocratic and would be wrong of lawmakers to usurp the power of the people and ignore their expressed will.

Powell the Kitten's Survival Story

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In our second installment, I share with you the story of Powell, a kitten saved from an animal hoarder.

Tax Code Crackdown Leads to Rescue of 120 Puppy Mill Dogs

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Just last week, we came to the aid of more than 120 puppy mill dogs in Indiana. 2010-12-07-Screenshot20101207at10.32.40AM.png

Saved From Puppy Mill Cruelty: See Boomer's Survival Story

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Today, first in our Survivor series, I share with you the story of Boomer. In July, our team found Boomer living in squalor in a Mississippi puppy mill, locked in a tiny garage with dozens of other dogs.

Target the Hero Dog, and the Progress of Animal Rights

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Smith

The issue of euthanization for stray animals is morally complex. There is, however, a middle ground that still acknowledges the inherent dignity and rights of these animals.

An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B, requiring that large-scale commercial breeders provide in a year's time sufficient space for dogs, ...

Back from the Brink in Missouri: Prop B to Bring End to Puppy Mill Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I feel a deep sense of relief today, with victory on the puppy mill ballot measure in Missouri behind us. As the votes from rural counties were being ...

Victory Declared for Missouri's Dogs and Arizona Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Missouri is the number one puppy mill state in America. We now have a pathway to turn this terrible situation around. Thank you everyone for your support. This was an incredible victory.

Your Dog Wants You to Vote

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Why should you care what happens at the Missouri puppy mills, you ask? With one in every four dogs purchased at U.S. pet stores coming from Missouri dog factories, every state that sells dogs has suffered the negative effects.

Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota Voters: Animals Need You

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The next few hours are critical for the future welfare of countless hundreds of thousands of animals -- from dogs to wildlife. Please join me in the w...

"Hot in Kansas City" - And the Rest of Missouri

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Today, Betty White left a warm and positive phone message (listen here) with about a half million Missouri women voters in support of Prop B -- a diff...

Four Votes for Animals, Four Final Days to Spread the Word

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

With just four days until the election, we're in a last push with coalition partners to spread our critical message to voters in Arizona, California, ...

Treating Dogs Like Garbage: Illegal Disposal Revealed at Missouri Puppy Mills

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

With the battle over Prop B in Missouri in its final week, Missourians for the Protection of Dogs yesterday released a follow-up report to its Oct. 5 ...

Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Hits A Home Run Helping Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Tony La Russa has just concluded a new one-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, so he'll be back next spring for his sixteenth year as manager of o...

A Veterinarian's Prognosis for Stopping Puppy Mill Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, the councils for St. Louis and Jackson counties--the two largest political jurisdictions in Missouri--endorsed Prop B, becoming the latest ...

PHOTOS: Cities Crack The Whip For The Planet

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are many environmental issues that need addressing. But with the federal and state governments moving at their usual pace, cities are getting fe...

Let's Make a Difference and Vote to Stop Puppy Mills

Alex D'Andrea | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Alex D'Andrea

Puppy mills have become a massive industry, where dogs are crammed into small and filthy cages, denied veterinary care, food and clean water.

Playing Politics with Puppy Mill Abuse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Missouri voters -- whether they are Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Tea Party enthusiasts, or others -- love their pets. And they wouldn't treat their own dogs like the mills treat theirs.

A Dozen More Reasons for Supporting Missouri's Prop B

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I stepped down from a platform a couple of hours ago at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters in St. Louis to announce the results of The Humane...

Prop B: A Battle Against Puppy Mills That All Can Support

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

There are tens of thousands of dogs who are lonely and depressed and ill because it is their awful misfortune to pass each day on a puppy mill operati...

Anti-Puppy Mill Initiative Moves Ahead in Missouri

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

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...

Wolves Win: Federal Court Reinstates Protections

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

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...

Ca-Ching: Puppy Mill Sales Continue to Ring

Mary Ann West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann West

Each year an estimated two million puppies are purchased, bought, sold or adopted with an overwhelming number of pet store puppies coming from large commercial breeders.

Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The general answer for agriculture is that it cannot stand in place. It also cannot hope to gain the trust of consumers when it defends outright cruelty and abuse that the law should forbid.