Archive for March, 2010

Court Rejects Meat Industry Attempt to Thwart Regulation

By on March 31, 2010 in Farm Animals
Court Rejects Meat Industry Attempt to Thwart Regulation

For decades, the federal government has not only allowed the meat industry to self-regulate, but it’s taken the hard-earned tax dollars of Americans to enrich the industry at every turn. Americans hardly get the best service for the investment.

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Cockfighting “Cultural”? Some Hawaii Lawmakers Say So

Cockfighting “Cultural”? Some Hawaii Lawmakers Say So

The House Committee on Tourism, Culture and International Affairs in the Hawaii legislature yesterday took the unbelievable step of voting 4-2 in favor of a resolution recognizing cockfighting as a “cultural activity.”

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In Ag Industry, Missouri Puppy Mills Have New No. 1 Fan

By on March 29, 2010 in Companion Animals
In Ag Industry, Missouri Puppy Mills Have New No. 1 Fan

As Matt Campbell reported yesterday in the Kansas City Star, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Missouri Pork Association are in a froth over a ballot measure to combat puppy mills, even though the measure has absolutely nothing to do with animal agriculture or their industries.

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Faith in Caring for Animals and the Environment

By on March 26, 2010 in Uncategorized
Faith in Caring for Animals and the Environment

Concern for animals is Biblical, Dr. Matthew Sleeth told me during a 30-minute interview I recently conducted by telephone. The HSUS’s director of Faith Outreach told me I must talk to this brilliant and passionate Evangelical Christian, and I was absolutely energized by our discussion.

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CITES Summary: Wildlife Win Some, Lose Some

CITES Summary: Wildlife Win Some, Lose Some

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora meeting ended today, and the results were mixed, I am sorry to say. Still, I am pleased to report that we achieved new or improved protection for dozens of species affected by international trade.

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How The HSUS Helps Local Shelters

How The HSUS Helps Local Shelters

Here are a few of the ways we support the work of local shelters and rescues in their efforts to make the world a safer and better one for our cherished companion animals.

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Talk Back: 400 Rescue Tails

Talk Back: 400 Rescue Tails

Earlier this month, The HSUS traveled to three states over four days to give a second chance to nearly 400 dogs and cats living in deplorable conditions. Today I post some of your responses to these missions.

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Animal Ovations: Our 24th Genesis Awards Winners

Animal Ovations: Our 24th Genesis Awards Winners

At The HSUS, our mission statement is “Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty,” but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea, specifically by recognizing people in the media and entertainment industry who incorporate animal protection themes in their reporting and creative works. Long PhotographyLifetime . . . 

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Alaska’s Aerial Gunning of Wolves Should Be Grounded

By on March 19, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Alaska’s Aerial Gunning of Wolves Should Be Grounded

Maybe it’s my particular affection for wolves that causes me to be so outraged by the state of Alaska’s aerial wolf gunning program which resumed this week.

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He’s Our Winner, Dagnabit

By on March 18, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care
He’s Our Winner, Dagnabit

Dagnabit, a rescued dog in a wheelchair from New Orleans, La., has captured the grand prize in the Judged Category of the 2010 Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest, which all told raised $527,000 to support lifesaving spay/neuter programs.

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