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SRI Denies Access to the Humane Society

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If the incident is insignificant, then why deny access? From the San Jose Mercury News. A Menlo Park research facility Monday refused to allow a humane society representative to check up on a monkey that bit a female lab worker the day before. SRI International officials said the lab worker is OK and because their facility is under federal oversight, the Peninsula Humane Society doesn't have to be given access to its research animals.

Doris Day Animal League is Part of the Humane Society?

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I just recently became a member of the Doris Day Animal League. Checking out their website, I came across this page saying that they merged with the Humane Society in 2006. The live link takes me to an announcement in 2006 about the merger. I also learned that the Humane Society merged with the Fund for Animals in 2005. So now I'm a contributor and member of all three.without even realizing they were related!

Pets Are Family, Not Fighters

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He was rescued by the Humane Society of the United States, and has since earned the nickname “Bulletproof Sam”! The shirts this week benefit the Humane Society of the United States, and feature a message we love!

Top Ten Animal Stories of the Decade

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A list compiled by the Humane Society. Tags: humane society

Send Obama a Message About Factory Farming

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The Humane Society makes it easy right here

Nothing Funny About Cat Cruelty

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What is it about cats and the internet? I would struggle to name one friend on my Facebook account who has not at some point shared the latest Lolcats pictures or shred a grumpy cat memo. The Difficulties Of Re-homing Abused Cats. Soiling or urinating outside of the litter box.

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Ted Kennedy and Animal Welfare

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It's from the Humane Society. Interesting article on Senator Edward Kennedy that highlights his little-known contributions to animal welfare.

Rush Limbaugh Speaks Out On Behalf of Humane Society

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Rush Limbaugh has recorded an audio promo for the Humane Society. I don't agree with him on much, but I give him credit for standing up for animals

HSUS Offers Reward in Grizzly Poaching Case

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The Humane Society is offering a 2500.00 reward for the poaching of a Grizzly in Idaho. 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

Obama Gets B- on Animal Protection

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The Humane Society gives President Obama a B- on animal protection. Tags: Obama legislation humane society Not that great, but I no longer think of Obama as a progressive anyway. It's probably still better than w.

Seeing Eye Kitten (and her blind sister)

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If you have room in your home and heart for this special pair, please get in touch with the Grand Bahama Humane Society!! Last month my husband and I were in the Bahamas on holiday when we spotted 2 tiny wild kittens. I contacted the Humane Society of Grand Bahama.

There Oughta Be A Law Contest

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The Humane Society Legislative Fund is having a contest where you can submit your idea for a new law protecting animals. The winner will get a trip to Washington DC to lobby for it with HSLF staff.

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Some History on the New Iberia Research Center

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Here's some background on the New Iberia Research Center, target of the Humane Society investigation showing alleged chimpanzee abuse. Tags: chimpanzees animal experimentation humane society new iberia research center medical research us

Unexpected Farm Animal Deal in Ohio

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To me, it's another example of the Humane Society's growing savvy and clout in the US. From the Associated Press. Animal welfare groups led by the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to abandon a fall ballot issue against animal cruelty as part of a deal with state farm groups brokered by Gov. Tags: ohio humane society farm animal welfare

Senator Maria Cantwell Receives Award for Animal Welfare Work

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Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) received the Humane Society’s Legislative Leader award for her leadership in protecting animals. The Humane Society of the United States cited Senator Cantwell’s efforts to improve marine mammal rescue capability, including such challenges as disentangling marine mammals from fishing nets. The Society also noted Cantwell’s work on climate change. She is a US Senator from our home state of Washington.

Humane Society's Explanation for Working with Michael Vick

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It's the Humane Society explaining why they teamed up with Michael Vick on his community service work. Tags: blood sport humane society Michael Vick dogfighting Found this piece from May 2009. I'm still torn about that, although I certainly understand their logic.

The Conflict Between Animal Welfare and Agribusiness

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This article pretty much sums up how the two agendas are simply at cross-purposes. It spotlights the Humane Society, but I think it's a pretty universal comparison. Tags: corporate lies humane society agriculture agribusiness Compassion is perceived to hurt profits.

Canadian Seals In Big Trouble from Melting Ice

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I've been hearing about this from the Humane Society, but haven't posted about it yet. And that's not even mentioning the hunters that are after them. Canadian seals are being screwed by an exceptionally warm winter and lack of ice. They are dying and starving.

Animal Relief Efforts in Haiti

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The Humane Society has information here. The ASPCA has a page too. Even under the best conditions, animals have a tough life in poverty stricken nations like Haiti. But, of course, we don't pay attention to Haiti unless the buildings all fall down. I imagine like everything else, this is going to take a lot of hard work.

Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue , the little guy with a big heart! American Dog Rescue, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of “No Healthy Dog Without A Home”. Benjamin is a major, recognized supporter of HSUS, a role he clearly lived up to at the Gala.

Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. New Jersey Illinois Massachusetts Colorado Maine WORST STATES Ohio Hawaii Alabama North Dakota Mississippi Idaho South Dakota (worst) According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the states fell this way. animal abuse animal cruelty california legislation humane society us

Ag's Reaction to Ohio Deal with Humane Society

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Yesterday, I raised the issue that some may think the Humane Society copped out by making a deal with Ohio agriculture and NOT bringing new animal welfare regulations to the ballot. Well, it looks like, on the other side, big agriculture and others of that ilk feel like Ohio ag itself made a deal with the devil by entering this agreement. Tags: ohio humane society farm animal welfare agriculture agribusiness

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

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From the Advertiser. The Humane Society has launched a confidential whistleblower hotline for employees of chimpanzee research laboratories to anonymously report alleged abuses. In the areas surrounding the seven remaining U.S. This is important. Pass it around.

Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 02/06/10

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In this week's podcast ending February 6, 2010: **Willet Dairy the subject of a Mercy for Animals undercover investigation suspends a worker shown abusing cows; **The Humane Society applauds the Allergan Corporation for progress on the replacement of animal subjects in Botox testing; **PETA files a lawsuit to free Lucy the elephant from the Edmonton Zoo; **Mexican activists protest bullfights; **Canada steps up its support of seal hunting while hosting a G7 meeting.

Settlement Forces Animal Research Facilities to Disclose More

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Now, I know it doesn't solve everything, but it's another chink in the armor. I worry it won't pass the DC district court for some wacky reason. From the LA Times. Animal research facilities will be required to disclosee more information online about their experiments under a court settlement signed Wednesday by the Humane Society of the United States and the Agriculture Department. This would be awesome.

Northwestern University NOT Signing HSUS Pledge to Prevent Pain in Lab Animals

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The Humane Society began a campaign in March 2008 to get 600 university presidents to sign a pledge to prevent severe pain and distress in animals used in research. Here's a campus article about Northwestern University , one of the schools that have NOT signed. Tags: university research animal experimentation humane society medical research animal resear

Air Canada Feeling Pressure to Stop Shipping Lab Monkeys

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Excerpted from the Montreal Gazette. Animal-rights activists are urging Air Canada to stop shipping live monkeys and other animals destined for experimentation, saying the airline can change its tariff rules if it wants. But the airline says it is legally obligated to accept the contentious cargo. According to a legal opinion solicited by the Humane Society International Canada, Air Canada can set and amend the terms of its tariffs. "In

Proposition 2 Poll

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It's from September 30, from the Humane Society. As the quarterly campaign finance period closed today, the YES! on Prop 2 campaign reports a tidal wave of voter and donor support from Californians backing the effort to stop the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals on industrial factory farms. The writer is Jennifer Fearing, the CHIEF ECONOMIST for the Humane Society.

Will Obama Rescue a Dog?

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He did say in the past that he would adopt a dog. LA Unleashed has a good roundup of reaction from the Humane Society and PETA. Hey, if it's important enough to mention in his speech that he was getting a puppy, it's important enough for us to talk about it. Let's hope he sends a progressive message by giving a shelter dog a new home. Maybe he could get two.

Huge Dog Seizure at Quebec Kennel

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Excerpt from the Vancouver Sun. One of the largest animal rescue operations in Canadian history just got a lot bigger: about 90 puppies have been born since hundreds of dogs were seized northwest of Ottawa. "We We have a lot of puppies here and a lot more puppies coming," said Rebecca Aldworth, the executive director of Humane Society International Canada. More than 500 dogs were removed from the Paws 'R' Us kennel in Clarendon Township, Que.,

Animal Planet to Air Dogfighting Report

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I received this from the Humane Society regarding a program to premiere January 25 on Animal Planet. It's the first episode ever of "Animal Planet Investigates: Dogfighting Exposed." Unfortunately, I don't get Animal Planet, but I'm pleased to see them running edgier programming. Many people may not think this is all that edgy, but I'm still happy to see it, especially when it's easy in television to stick with softball, happy shows.

Patriots and Steelers Eye "Sick Vick" for Signing

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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. What do you all think about his upcoming work for the Humane Society? Tags: animal cruelty blood sport humane society Michael Vick sick Well, I know two teams I may not be rooting for next season. (Of

From the Mailbag

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Keith, Here is an online ethics and animals class I developed for the Humane Society of the United States. Perhaps its content would be useful for your readers. Thanks Nathan Nobis , Ph.D.

Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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Rock & Rawhide , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to increase adoptions for dogs and cats in shelters by providing toys and other items that serve as a form of distraction therapy, reducing the stress and noise levels. So how do we solve the stress problem?

Court Overrules Federal Government on Wolf ESA Decision

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Good news for wolves in the Great Lakes area. TRAVERSE CITY - State officials say they're not pleased with a federal court's ruling overturning the government's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list for the Great Lakes region. The ruling today affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It's in response to a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups, including The Humane Society of the United States.

Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

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From the Humane Society's press release. Further advancing its leadership in human-animal studies, Humane Society University, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, announced today that it has received a license as a higher education degree-granting institution by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. Tags: humane society animal policy animal studies Very cool!

USHS Alleges Animal Abuse at the University of Louisiana New Iberia Research Laboratory

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The video footage shows monkeys biting themselves and slamming against the bars of small cages. Other scenes show a newborn chimpanzee being taken from its mother and an adult screaming as a lab worker aims a tranquilizer gun before the animal falls sedated from a shelf to the floor. It is the nation’s largest primate research lab that studies chimpanzees. Here is a link to the Humane Society. Actually, it's more then allegations.

Humane Society Exposes Petland Practices

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The Humane Society has another great investigation into the shady practices of a corporate giant. Not so, says the Humane Society. Among the investigation findings. Many of Petland's puppies are not supplied directly by breeders but are purchased from a "middle man"—large-scale "pet distributors," otherwise known as brokers—showing that the company may not even know who the breeders are or what their standards of care may be like.

Animal Cruelty at Texas Horse Farm

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For the full story, go here to KLTV.com. The Humane Society of the United States, SPCA of East Texas and Humane Society of North Texas worked with the Smith County District Attorney's Office to rescue 50 horses from a Lindale property. The District Attorney's office served a seizure warrant to the owner of the horses Tuesday, opening the door for the rescue team to begin removal on Wednesday.

The Shelter Pet Project

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The Shelter Pet Project is a wonderful public service campaign from The Humane Society, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council! The project goal is to help the many great pets waiting in shelters. Write about the campaign on your own blog.