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Wayne Pacelle

HSUS receiving high marks from charity watchdogs

Again, I am not a member of any organization. I purposefully steer clear of joining groups so that I can maintain some degree of separation or neutrality between groups. But too often I see comments challenging the reputation of the Humane Society of the US. It seems some people don’t actually understand what the HSUS […]

Proposed amendment to the recent Farm Bill was set to strip protections for animals

US Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) is an anti-animal welfare as they come. His latest effort – the so-called King Amendment to the latest Farm Bill – was set to do several things, such overturning the ban on gestation crates for pigs. An Examiner.com article included the following: According to the Olympian, it would effectively force […]

Sears completely drops fur from its lineup

More stores need to do what Sears just did. The retailer has completely dropped products made from real fur from its product line. The company had previously dropped fur from its stores and on Sears.com, but this latest news means the specific section known as Marketplace at Sears.com will be fur-free. I received the news […]

Burger King announces move to cage-free eggs and cage-free pork products

Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday morning to announce a major shift in the direction of animal welfare for Burger King. The No. 2 fast-food giant will by 2017 phase out the use of eggs and pork products from severely confined hens and pigs. Pacelle […]

Pack Line Headlines: The animal-welfare movement, animal welfare plan in the EU, puppy mills, tethering bans

Important quote from Wayne Pacelle: I found a letter by HSUS president Wayne Pacelle posted on MLive.com. The final paragraph led with this: “The animal welfare movement is strong and growing. It represents mainstream values. Although there is no official registry, an estimated 20,000 organizations are engaged in the important work of safeguarding animals, …” […]