Archive for April, 2009

Horse Racing’s War on Drugs

By on April 30, 2009 in Equine
Horse Racing’s War on Drugs

Continuing its tough and much-needed critical examination of thoroughbred racing, The New York Times published a probing examination of the industry’s ever-festering and seemingly intractable drug problem.

Read More »

Talk Back: Week in Review

By on April 29, 2009 in Uncategorized

Today I wanted to let readers speak, sharing some of your responses to last week's blogs. Each of my posts produced an array of comments and here's just a bit of your feedback. On our efforts in California and across the country, following Proposition 2's passage: Last year, I was a little disappointed to see . . . 

Read More »

At the Table with Agriculture

By on April 28, 2009 in Farm Animals
At the Table with Agriculture

There are right ways and wrong ways to do business in the domain of agriculture, and I know that farmers are innovative and creative enough to leave intensive confinement systems behind.

Read More »

A Possible Connection: Swine Flu and Factory Farms

A Possible Connection: Swine Flu and Factory Farms

Dr. Michael Greger, The HSUS’s director of public health and animal agriculture, has observations about the current swine flu crisis that should be mandatory reading for policy makers across the nation.

Read More »

Horse Power

By on April 24, 2009 in Equine
Horse Power

In recent weeks, in different parts of the country, the plight of horses—from the deaths of 21 polo ponies in Florida to this week’s rescue of 200 mustangs found starving on a Nebraska ranch—has captured the headlines. Wherever horses need help, they’ll have a powerful ally in The HSUS and its equine programs.

Read More »

Center for Industry Freedom?

By on April 23, 2009 in Farm Animals, Opposition
Center for Industry Freedom?

There are some within the agribusiness sector who recognize that the public is deeply concerned about animal welfare, food safety, and transparency. Then, there are the likes of CCF and David Martosko: Is there a form of institutional cruelty that they won’t defend or conceal?

Read More »

Dogs Get Only a Bone from Helmsley Trustees

By on April 22, 2009 in Companion Animals
Dogs Get Only a Bone from Helmsley Trustees

We at The HSUS were upset when news came yesterday that the trustees had allocated $136 million of grants, with just $1 million (or less than 1 percent) going to dog-related organizations. It is wrong to disregard the wishes of anyone who leaves money for a legitimate cause.

Read More »

Supreme Court to Decide on Depictions of Animal Cruelty

By on April 21, 2009 in Uncategorized
Supreme Court to Decide on Depictions of Animal Cruelty

Yesterday the nation’s highest court granted a petition to examine a case made possible by the enactment of a 1999 law banning the commercial sale of videos depicting extreme and illegal acts of animal cruelty.

Read More »

Prop 2.0

Prop 2.0

The HSUS launched Proposition 2 not just to help 20 million animals confined on California factory farms, but to spark similar anti-factory farming reforms across the nation and to enhance our political clout in the state legislature in Sacramento.

Read More »

Talk Back: Bo Obama, Part 2

By on April 17, 2009 in Companion Animals

Many animal advocates continue to express great disappointment that the Obamas’ dog did not come from a shelter, squandering an opportunity by the First Family to set an example. And many of you spoke about the tone that The HSUS struck in its comments in reacting to the decision.

Read More »

Top