Archive for November, 2008

Thanks Be to Good

By on November 26, 2008 in Uncategorized

If you were to sit in my chair as president of The HSUS, you’d get an unobstructed view of the human spirit and character. The fact that a group like The HSUS exists at all—and happens to be one of the world’s most powerful advocacy groups—says a great deal about the good of people. On . . . 

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Puppies for Sale, er, Adoption

By on November 25, 2008 in Companion Animals
Puppies for Sale, er, Adoption

These days, the industries we quarrel with don’t even try to engage The Humane Society of the United States head-on regarding animal cruelty. They bob and weave and attempt to take the conversation in some other, irrelevant direction. And that, friends, leads to some strange assertions indeed. Last week, you’ll recall, we exposed Petland as . . . 

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Let’s Be Fur Sure

By on November 24, 2008 in Uncategorized
Let’s Be Fur Sure

Earlier today, The HSUS filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court against six of the nation’s largest retailers and fashion designers—Andrew Marc, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s (which also owns Bloomingdale’s), Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, and Neiman Marcus—for their failure to act like responsible businesses. © Lauri SippuGarments with raccoon dog fur trim are still mislabeled. . . . 

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Listen In: “Food Politics” on NPR

By on November 24, 2008 in Uncategorized

Today, at 1 p.m. Eastern time, I am scheduled to appear on "The Kojo Nnamdi Show"—a serious-minded talk show broadcast out of the Washington D.C. National Public Radio affiliate. I think we’ll have a wide-ranging discussion on the work of the issue. Kojo invited me to appear after reading the "Barnyard Strategist" story about me . . . 

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Barking Mad About Puppy Mills

Barking Mad About Puppy Mills

Since our announcement yesterday making public the results of our latest puppy mill investigation, the message of puppy mill cruelty has been front and center across the country. Our 8-month investigation exposes Petland, Inc. as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. With approximately 140 Petland stores nationwide, it’s a national chain, and it’s . . . 

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Puppy Mill, Inc.

By on November 20, 2008 in Companion Animals
Puppy Mill, Inc.

There is a chill in the air today in Washington, D.C. that is a reminder of the coming holiday season. That means pet stores across the country are gearing up to cash in on the busiest puppy-buying season of the year. But for those who profit from the sale of puppy mill dogs, we’ve just . . . 

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Woe in Sheep’s Clothing

By on November 19, 2008 in Uncategorized
Woe in Sheep’s Clothing

No one organization, even one as large as The HSUS, can fight animal cruelty all on its own. There are a number of outstanding animal protection groups out there, many that we regularly team up with to advance critical campaigns. One of our most frequent allies is Gene Baur’s group, Farm Sanctuary. The organization has . . . 

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Paw & Order: Special Sniffers Unit

Paw & Order: Special Sniffers Unit

Here at The HSUS, we’re fortunate to have the generous support of so many celebrities and public figures who are passionate about speaking up for animal protection. One of those voices, Judge David Young, is just wrapping up a series of pet-centric episodes on his Daytime Emmy-nominated show of the same name. Since Oct. 31, . . . 

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Evolve or Die

By on November 17, 2008 in Farm Animals
Evolve or Die

If you want a case example of bad management in big business—rigid adherence to the status quo, lack of innovation—look no further than the current circumstance of American car companies, columnist Tom Friedman wrote in The New York Times last week. While Japanese car makers were thinking ahead and developing a fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles, . . . 

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Ad to Adoption

Ad to Adoption

If the humane movement had a signature issue, it would be the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in shelters. The numbers have been moving in our direction, with The HSUS and other animal protection groups spurring steady progress through legislation, education, and sterilization. Euthanasia is down from 15-20 million dogs and cats 30 years . . . 

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