Archive for September, 2009

Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

I’ve immensely enjoyed watching the Ken Burns series on the history of America’s national parks. My thoughts have been drawn not just to the parks themselves, but also the foresighted people who dared to believe in the concept and pushed successfully for them.

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Rescue Me

Rescue Me

If a look could convey a request for rescue, that’s what this young guy seems to be asking of us. He was one of more than 100 border collies removed from squalid conditions at a puppy mill last week in Portland, Tenn.

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Walk With Us, Wherever You Are

By on September 28, 2009 in Companion Animals
Walk With Us, Wherever You Are

On Oct. 10, the National Mall will go to the dogs for our fourth annual Humane Society Walk for the Animals. Even if you live outside of the D.C. metro area, you can still join us in helping millions of homeless animals by signing up to be a virtual walker.

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Justice Dept.: Years of Downed Cow Horrors at Hallmark

By on September 25, 2009 in Farm Animals
Justice Dept.: Years of Downed Cow Horrors at Hallmark

As the AP reported yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a new complaint in The HSUS’s ongoing government fraud case against the Hallmark meat processing plant and its owners.

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Today We Give Shelter Pets A Voice

Today We Give Shelter Pets A Voice

I am very excited to tell you that today is the day for the national launch of The Shelter Pet Project. This is the biggest-ever advertising campaign in our movement, and it is designed to boost shelter pet adoptions and ultimately to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in shelters.

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EPA Must Regulate Factory Farm Pollution

By on September 23, 2009 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals
EPA Must Regulate Factory Farm Pollution

Earlier this week we joined with a number of environmental and public health organizations to petition the EPA to regulate air pollution, including greenhouse gases, from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

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How “Happy Birthday to You” Can Prevent the Flu

By on September 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

In this entertaining video, The HSUS’s Dr. Michael Greger provides a valuable primer of how flu is spread and how to protect yourself. Enjoy it and please pass it on.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Stopping Animal Hoarders

By on September 21, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized
Hidden in Plain Sight: Stopping Animal Hoarders

William Hanson and his wife Tammy are again in trouble with the law—and, as animal hoarders, their pattern of illegal behavior is as highly predictable as it is unsettling.

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Talk Back: Crushing Investigation

By on September 18, 2009 in Uncategorized

Readers were shocked and outraged by the results of one of The HSUS’s latest investigations, released on Tuesday, showing a recent resurgence in the animal crush video industry.

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Postcards from Our Animal Care Centers

By on September 17, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Postcards from Our Animal Care Centers

Each of the residents at The HSUS’s animal care centers carries a special story, and today I wanted to give you just a glimpse, sharing a photo from each of the five facilities.

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