Archive for July, 2009

New Arkansas Felony Animal Cruelty Law Fills Deficit

By on July 31, 2009 in Companion Animals
New Arkansas Felony Animal Cruelty Law Fills Deficit

As of today, the mistreatment of animals in Arkansas, whether by hoarders, puppy millers, cockfighters or others, will be met with a stronger measure of justice, one that is backed by a full array of law enforcement and public officials in the state.

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Ignoring the Cow in the Room

By on July 30, 2009 in Farm Animals
Ignoring the Cow in the Room

In a Washington Post column yesterday, Ezra Klein reminds readers, or in many respects provides primary information to readers, about the connection between our societal demand for meat, egg, and dairy products and climate change.

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Ten Things You Missed at Taking Action for Animals

By on July 29, 2009 in Uncategorized
Ten Things You Missed at Taking Action for Animals

More than 1,000 advocates traveled to Arlington, Va. last weekend to attend The HSUS’s Taking Action for Animals. It was the fifth annual TAFA conference and perhaps our best to date—I’ve captured ten highlights here.

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Anti-Dogfighting Training Camp

By on July 28, 2009 in Uncategorized
Anti-Dogfighting Training Camp

I thought it would be a good time to show you some photographs of the people directing our End Dogfighting program, and the young men who are learning from it. If Michael Vick wants to become part of the solution, he’ll be in good company.

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45 Days of Pigeon Parenting

By on July 27, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
45 Days of Pigeon Parenting

I had a visitor a couple of months ago who didn’t come through my front door. She swooped down from above and made herself at home on the small deck of my apartment.

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Mark Buehrle Pitches Perfect Game, Pets for Life

White Sox ace Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game yesterday. Buehrle and his wife Jamie are spokespersons for our Pets for Life campaign. Here’s his PSA, which we hope more people will get to see now that he’s found such a prominent place in the record books.

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Talk Back: Herd on Horses

By on July 23, 2009 in Equine

There was a chorus of excitement from blog readers after the U.S. House passed H.R. 1018, or the ROAM (Restore Our American Mustangs) Act. Do make sure you see how your own representative voted.

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Finding Their Paradise

By on July 22, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care
Finding Their Paradise

Members of our Emergency Services team and other HSUS staff waded through filth to rescue hundreds of animals in West Oahu, Hawaii.

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Loathe Thy Neighbor

By on July 21, 2009 in Farm Animals
Loathe Thy Neighbor

Over the weekend, the Kansas City Star reported that a Missouri couple’s lawsuit against a nearby factory farm had been settled for $1.1 million. Strikingly, this is one of some 350 cases involving factory farms and odors in Missouri.

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It’s Settled: Animal Research Reports Now Online

It’s Settled: Animal Research Reports Now Online

According to a settlement reached earlier this month in an HSUS lawsuit against the USDA, animal research facility reports must now be made publicly available online, and in a timely manner.

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