People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) is running victory laps over its successful effort to persuade Nabisco, the maker of Barnum’s Animal Crackers, to redesign the snack’s package by removing the circus cages that formerly appeared on the box.
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Members of the public will have a unique opportunity to tour several Florida greyhound tracks and their on-site kennels under a program announced by the National Greyhound Association (NGA) today.
The NGA has responded to an August 14 article in the Washington Post that was chock-full of misinformation, courtesy of Grey2K. Read the full text of the NGA letter to the Post, which was submitted over the signature of NGA Executive Director Jim Gartland.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is under attack–again–by Humanewatch.org for spending over half its annual budget on fundraising materials, including “mass-produced trinkets from China…which will supposedly bring in more money from naive and gullible donors.”
In response to the loss of one of its major funding sources, the American Greyhound Council (AGC) has made several changes to its long-standing adoption grant program in order to stretch limited resources to benefit more groups.
The Board of Directors of the National Greyhound Association (NGA) has adopted a policy defining as “unacceptable” the export of greyhounds to jurisdictions where animal welfare standards cannot be verified, and authorizing enforcement of the full range of NGA sanctions against individuals who violate the policy.
In the wake of a sexual harassment scandal that drove CEO Wayne Pacelle out of the top job at Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the group has now lost its accreditation as a charity from several of the nation’s leading charity rating groups, including the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Charity Navigator, according to Humanewatch.org.
The National Greyhound Association (NGA) and the American Greyhound Council (AGC) today issued a brief statement regarding the matter of international greyhound sales.
The fallout continues in the wake of HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle’s February 2 resignation amid allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with at least three former employees, and had allegedly failed to take action against other senior HSUS staff accused of similar inappropriate behavior.
The Kansas City Star has published NGA’s response to an HSUS attack on greyhound racing in Kansas published in the January 7 edition. The op-ed piece by HSUS legislative director Kelly Kultala opposed the re-authorization of greyhound racing in Kansas.