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HSUS Video about Feral Cat Rescue

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So here is a nice story and video about a HSUS rescue of a California feral colony. Tags: HSUS california animal rescue feral cats I've been way overworked and stressed lately. Haven't been into deep posts at all. It makes me want to get back into animal rescue, which is where my animal rights activism started.

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Here is a New York Times profile of Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle

Judge Clears Way for HSUS Suit Over Fur Advertising

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On Google, HSUS and Fur

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If you haven't seen the latest discussion about the perils of using AdSense, check out HSUS' Michael Markarian's Blog on Huffington Post is Advertising Fur , and its comments, which include a defense by HSUS. The comments also include a suggestion that HuffPo (and presumably HSUS) develop an ethics policy that governs what may show up on their blogs if Google isn't willing to filter out fur ads. The animals in Hebei Province need HSUS to be smarter than this.

HSUS Offers Reward in Grizzly Poaching Case

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The Humane Society of the United States and The HSUS Wildlife Land Trust are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of a grizzly bear found dead in Ashton Reservoir near Ashton, Idaho The Humane Society is offering a 2500.00 reward for the poaching of a Grizzly in Idaho.

Dogs Seized at Kennewick Puppy Mill

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Dogs were seized at a Kennewick puppy mill with the help of the HSUS. From the HSUS press release: KENNEWICK, Wash. - Tags: HSUS puppy mills H/t to HelpAnimals on Twitter. The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Benton County Sheriff's Office today with the seizure of hundreds of dogs from a puppy mill here.

On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

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Through all of the damage control and message-neutralizing I have to do due to PeTA campaigns or someone lumping me with PeTA--or the HSUS, for that matter--I always remember that the real enemy of my cause is someone who wants to convince the world that there is nothing wrong with using animals when we have no need to and who profits from the "production" and slaughter of sentient nonhumans. The HSUS isn't even anti-hunting !

Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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Benjamin is a major, recognized supporter of HSUS, a role he clearly lived up to at the Gala. He was also able to get Cathy Kangas of PRAI Cosmetics to match his Dog Rescue bid, raising an additional $25,000 for The HSUS Animal Rescue Team and helping to save 100 more animals.

VERY IMPORTANT POST! Humane Society Launches Whistleblowing Line for Chimpanzee Research

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chimpanzee research laboratories, Humane Society newspaper advertisements and billboards urge anyone with information about poor treatment of chimpanzees or other animals in research facilities to call The HSUS’ confidential hotline: 1-866-293-HSUS. This is important. Pass it around. From the Advertiser. The Humane Society has launched a confidential whistleblower hotline for employees of chimpanzee research laboratories to anonymously report alleged abuses.

Who is Jennifer Fearing?

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Pretty impressive bio (please note that the bio is from her time at HSUS). I got curious today and googled "Jennifer Fearing," the woman who led the Yes on Proposition 2 campaign. It turns out that she was the former Humane Society Chief Economist. She used to head United Animal Nations too. I couldn't find any information on her current activities. Probably taking a much needed break.

Patriots and Steelers Eye "Sick Vick" for Signing

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Pretty savvy on HSUS' part? Well, I know two teams I may not be rooting for next season. (Of Of course, I've disliked the Patriots ever since their coach was caught with filming other teams. And the Steelers? Not since they were handed the Super Bowl over the Seahawks. Worst officiating EVER!) Plus, I personally have no room for forgiveness for Sick Vick. Others may, but I don't. What do you all think about his upcoming work for the Humane Society? Or are they trying to get publicity?

Humane Society Cites Abuses at University of Minnesota

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The HSUS learned of the violations through the U.S. vice president of animal research issues for The HSUS. All this stuff makes me sick. Don't give me that slop about universities being better than corporations. I don't care if they're supposedly working for altruistic purposes (they're not, but that's another story), they are allowing animals to suffer through negligent care separate from the excruciating experiments they must still undergo. What BS.

Turkey Abuse in West Virginia Aviagen Plant

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If you’re caught by PETA or HSUS, please do not plead ignorance and vow to clean it up. Overlooked this one. Another nasty farm animal abuse story. Whatever you think about PETA, I admire them for exposing this crap. It's even got Chuck Jolley from the Cattle Network riled up. Bottom line: If you’re running a business where you allow the kinds of shortcuts that let animal abuse happen, please sell it and leave the industry now. Find another line of work.

Is Shelter Appreciation Week a Sham?

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Nathan Winograd has an interesting piece in the Examiner about the recent HSUS Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. HSUS’ latest public relations gimmick is part of a larger attempt by the very animal control officers responsible for this neglect and abuse to reform their image from one of “dog catcher” to “humane law enforcement.” It's not that he's unappreciative of people that work with animals, but rather the state of many of the shelters that are being appreciated.

Update on National Meat Association vs. Brown

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A coalition of animal protection groups consisting of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Farm Sanctuary, and the Humane Farming Association (HFA), intervened in the case to ensure that the interests of animals and the public were represented. Did anyone know this was going on? The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently heard arguments in National Meat Association v.

Humane Society Likes Obama's Animal Welfare Picks

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HSUS is also happy about Lisa Jackson heading the EPA. I bet you didn't realize that Obama had any animal welfare picks, but he did. And, in general, the Humane Society and its Legislative Fund likes them. They are very enthusiastic about Tom Vilsack, the proposed Secretary of Agriculture. In fact, he was their top choice. They're not so sure about Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior, but they see some promise.

Please Share "Silencing the Lambs"

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I understand how someone who supports the Humane Society of the United States might think an event celebrating "humane" farms would be a good id, as HSUS isn't an animal rights organization. Thanks, once again, to James LaVeck and Jenny Stein of Tribe of Heart for kindly and carefully bringing attention to what should be a stunningly-obvious moment of hypocrisy by groups that exist to advocate for and save animals.

Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

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The HSUS is the first animal welfare organization to receive such authority and distinction. Very cool! I've been looking for something like this for a long time. From the Humane Society's press release.

On Humane Societies and Calf-Roping

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But the HSUS is by no means an animal-rights organization; it is an animal welfare organization. What's the difference between the HSUS and the VHS and CHS?

On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

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would call HSUS an animal rights group (after all, HSUS doesn't even do that). Being featured on ARZone's worldwide Live Guest Chat has reinvigorated my thinking about a couple of topics ( here 's the transcript). And then I read the "OMG!!!!!OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" LOL!!!!!" in today's New York Times, and I couldn't resist posting.

Are You Wearing Man's Best Friend? That Trim on the Hood of Your Jacket Might Be Dog Fur!

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As reported in the AP story, two styles of Sean John jackets—one a hooded snorkel style, the other a classic version—were originally advertised as faux fur, but an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States [ HSUS ] found that the jackets were made from dog fur. According to HSUS's investigation (detailed in their press release ), the Sean John Hooded Snorkel Jacket on sale at macys.com for $237.99

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

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However, both his perceptions and misconceptions are based on: 1) observing the work of PeTA and HSUS; and 2) the assumption that those two organizations are in the same category--"animal rights." In " 'Animal Rights:' Pernicious Nonsense for Both Law & Public Policy ," Massachusetts attorney and "sportsman" Richard Latimer is on the mark with some concepts, and way off with others.