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AKC’s most popular dog breeds found in puppy mills

First day out of the puppy mill, so scared but trusting. Photo by Flickr user lindyireland used under a Creative Commons License
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The Humane Society of the United States is on an all-out campaign to put an end to the diabolical puppy mills that are major contributors to the HUGE pet overpopulation problems in this country. Below is their latest broadside as The HSUS attempts to get the American Kennel Club to become more involved in the battle. Come on, AKC! Join the “fun!” /Gary
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
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Top wildlife myths: How well do you know your wild neighbors?


According to Laura Simon, field director of urban wildlife for The Humane Society of the United States, “These popular myths have been around forever, passed on from generation to generation. We are hoping that educating the next generation will ultimately result in a better coexistence between humans and wildlife.”

I’ve added my own information to a recent mailing from The HSUS on wildlife myths. Here are the results:
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Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
Under: The HSUS, Wildlife, Wildlife Myths | 1 Comment »


“Animals in the Courts” is the Animal Protection Litigation On-line Newsletter from the Humane Society of the United States
I receive it regularly and it keeps me up-to-date on the interesting and critical court battles that are taking place to protect animals. I thought it might interest you.

Here’s some of what came in the July 23, 2007 issue.

Animals in the Courts — Animal Protection Litigation On-line Newsletter — July 23, 2007
The Humane Society of the United States

Lawsuit Forces New Rules to Protect Endangered Whales
On July 10th, we won a settlement in our case concerning the entanglement of endangered whales in commercial fishing gear. Under the settlement agreement, the government will issue much-needed, and long overdue, protective regulations by October 1, 2007. Read more about the case and HSUS’s work to protect endangered whales. Read More:

Puppy Dealer Wizard of Claws Hit with Class Action Lawsuit
On June 18th, we filed a class action lawsuit against a South Florida puppy dealer known as “Wizard of Claws.” The suit alleges that Wizard of Claws has defrauded customers by selling puppy mill dogs who suffer from severe health problems and genetic defects. Read more about the case and HSUS’s effort to end puppy mills. Read More:

Humane Society Adds Felony Violations to Lawsuit against
On June 6th, we expanded our lawsuit against concerning the on-line retailer’s sale of two cockfighting magazines — The Feathered Warrior and The Gamecock — to include violations of the new Federal Felony Animal Fighting Law. Read more about our suit against and HSUS’s work to combat animal fighting. Read More:

To find out more about HSUS’s Animal Protection Litigation Program and to get involved if you feel so inclined (which you should!) — Read More:

Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
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The HSUS vs. the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals

In a press release I received on Dec. 28, The Humane Society of the United States criticized the Food and Drug Administration for "moving closer towards approving the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring."

"American consumers are increasingly concerned about the treatment of animals raised and slaughtered for food," said Wayne Pacelle, HSUS president and CEO. "Although numerous studies have shown that animals in cloning research can and do suffer, no mention was made by FDA that the welfare of these animals or their surrogate mothers was given any consideration during the agency’s deliberations."

According to The HSUS press release, the animals involved in cloning research suffer from myriad problems. The society is urging a moratorium on the issue until mandatory rules can be established for food safety, and ethical issues on cloning can be examined.

I couldn’t agree more.

For more details about what happens to the animals used in cloning research, how the public feels about cloning, and other related issues, see

You can also find more interesting information about The HSUS’s important work to end cockfighting, helping live wild animals keep their own fur coats, and lots more at

Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2006
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