"I think it's the gratuitous cruelty that has really gotten to people," Mr. Pacelle said. "This isn't medical research. You can't argue that sacrificing these animals could save people's lives someday."
"I know the 'Donations' section and the 'Take Action' section were down for a while," Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, said Wednesday. "Our server couldn't handle the weight of all the communication we were getting about this, and we're a very large organization. We're used to a lot of traffic."