But why were they ever secrets in the first place? WASHINGTON D.C.–– Former Humane Society of the United States policy analyst Jeff Thomas on May 25, 2022 won what is apparently the first round to go before a judge in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit brought by Thomas against eight other current and former HSUS staff. […]
Dogs replace SOB in White House. Pro-animal legislative candidates fared well too!
More than 400 legislators endorsed by animal groups were elected or re-elected on November 3, 2020 WASHINGTON D.C.––President-elect and new First Lady Joe and Jill Biden, to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, will bring to the White House with them their two German shepherds, Champ and Major, ending the only four-year dog-less stretch in […]
HSUS election picks are too few to stop the Trump juggernaut
Humane Society Legislative Fund fails to endorse enough Democratic challengers to slow anti-animal Republican momentum in the U.S. House & Senate WASHINGTON D.C.––If voters who care about animals follow the recommendations of the Humane Society Legislative Fund arm of the Humane Society of the U.S. at the polls on election day, November 6, 2018, […]
Wayne Pacelle & Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom celebrate returns from extinction
Sagas of alleged giant predators turned animal rights stars WASHINGTON D.C.––Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a saga of supposedly vanished giant predators, reinvented as animal rights celebrities, debuted to bad reviews on June 22, 2018, yet proved to be a box office magnet, grossing $1.2 billion in its first month. Animal Wellness Action, a political action […]
HSUS president Wayne Pacelle: more comes out
New allegations help to put anonymous communication into context WASHINGTON D.C.––Rescuers of lame ducks in the Washington D.C. region are on high alert after Washington Post national labor issues reporter Danielle Paquette on January 29, 2018 revealed alleged details of workplace misconduct claims made by at least three women against Humane Society of the U.S. president […]
Is Wayne Pacelle on his way out at the Humane Society of the U.S.?
“Workplace misconduct” investigation could be the beginning of the end WASHINGTON D.C.––Is the Humane Society of the U.S. close to changing the guard? Recent indications are that HSUS president Wayne Pacelle, heading the organization since mid-2003, may be on his way out at the 2018 HSUS midyear annual meeting, if not sooner, in favor […]
Did HSUS & Humane Pennsylvania sacrifice pigeons to NRA demand?
“Libre’s Law,” without prohibiting pigeon shoots, exempts “Shooting activities not otherwise prohibited” from criminal prosecution HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania––Why did the Humane Society of the U.S. and Humane Pennsylvania not tell the world that they won passage of a much touted new Pennsylvania state humane law at the cost of accepting language, reportedly dictated by the […]
Did Trump kill rules to protect walking horses?
Horse advocates fear the worst WASHINGTON D.C.––Reports differ as to whether the Donald Trump administration has killed or just delayed new Horse Protection Act of 1970 enforcement regulations meant to protect walking horses from soring. The new regulations, introduced by the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service on January 13, 2017, just a week before […]
Trump election puts 45,000 wild horses at risk––and much, much more
No animal advocates among Trump advisors WASHINGTON D.C.––Every animal advocacy gain of the past eight years at the federal level stands at risk with the November 8, 2016 surprise election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as U.S. President, reinforced by Republican majorities in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. Hunting & fur […]
Why people who care about animals won’t vote for Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton had 91% positive record on animal issues as U.S. Senator, according to Humane Scorecard WASHINGTON D.C.––If personal history, campaign promises, and political affiliations pertaining to animal issues decided who would be elected U.S. President on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Republican candidate Donald Trump would be at risk of suffering a shutout loss. […]