Archive for September, 2008
There’s always been a special place in my heart reserved for wolves. The book I read over and over again as an adolescent was a hardcover National Geographic title called "Vanishing Wildlife of North America." Staring back at me, on the cover, was the most handsome gray wolf you could imagine, looking straight ahead with . . .
The HSUS is still on the ground in Galveston County, Texas, working to rescue animals stranded by Hurricane Ike. But this weekend several members of our Emergency Services team, many who have been deployed in the field for seven weeks now, were called north—far north. © The HSUS/TurnerOne of 110 dogs rescued from the Canadian . . .
Yesterday, we released a new flash animation video, "Uncaged," and I emailed it to many of you. But it’s so good, I wanted to remind you to watch it and be sure to pass it along to friends. Today I also wanted to share some of your recent feedback. It’s always a pleasure to read . . .
Tomorrow, I’ll appear on "Ellen" to talk about Prop 2. Ellen’s a great HSUS supporter and a devoted animal advocate, and I am so grateful that she’s giving me an opportunity to state the case to her audience about the benefits of Prop 2, also known as the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act—which seeks . . .
More enlightenment from Oprah… Now just a few weeks into her new season, this Thursday she’ll provide an update on puppy mills. About the episode her website teases, “Our first show was just the tip of the iceberg…why we need you again.” © The HSUS/RileyA mom and her pups await rescue at a W. Va. . . .
While California’s Prop 2 has been a frequent subject of my blog posts, there’s another important ballot measure slated for a vote this fall. The HSUS is a sponsor of Question 3, the Greyhound Protection Act, in Massachusetts to end greyhound racing. © iStockphoto Working with coalition partners, like greyhound protection group GREY2K USA and . . .
Our Animals & Religion program recently launched All Creatures Great and Small, a campaign to remind people of faith about our personal and collective responsibilities to all of God’s creatures. The principles of compassion and mercy and other-centeredness are interwoven in the teachings of all of the world’s great religions, and here at The HSUS, . . .
They treat animals like units of production. They overcrowd them and put our food supply at risk. They pollute the land and water. “They” are Big Agribusiness, and they have raised and allocated $10 million to defeat a landmark initiative in California that would ease the suffering of millions of animals now confined in tiny . . .
Nearly a week has passed since southeast Texas residents fled from Hurricane Ike. Since Sunday our Emergency Services team has been stationed in Beaumont, Texas (see a map of the area), sheltering animals and conducting rescues in some of the Gulf Coast communities walloped by Ike’s whipping wind and rushing water. © The HSUS/MilaniA cat . . .
One inescapable conclusion in studying the Proposition 2 campaign—the ballot initiative to halt the use of small cages to confine veal calves, breeding sows, and laying hens, and to provide them with room to turn around—is the breadth of our support and the narrowness of the opponents’ coalition. There are scant few individuals outside of . . .