Archive for May, 2010

Hugs, Hay and Better Health for 49 Rescued Horses

Hugs, Hay and Better Health for 49 Rescued Horses

Yesterday our traveling team of animal rescuers and handlers and veterinarians came to the rescue of 49 emaciated horses and other equines who were skin and bones.

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Disturbing Abuse Uncovered At Ohio Dairy Farm

By on May 27, 2010 in Farm Animals
Disturbing Abuse Uncovered At Ohio Dairy Farm

The big news on the farm animal front in Ohio during the last 24 hours was the release of graphic and sickening video of dairy cow abuse at Conklin Dairy in Plain City.

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Federal Audit, Lawmakers Spotlight Puppy Mill Problems

By on May 26, 2010 in Companion Animals
Federal Audit, Lawmakers Spotlight Puppy Mill Problems

Puppy mills got some much-needed attention yesterday from the federal government. Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and David Vitter (R-La.) took a big step in their effort to crack down on these abusive mass-breeding facilities by introducing the PUPS Act, right on the heels of the release of a damning report by the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General that criticized the USDA’s long history of lax oversight of commercial dog breeders.

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Little Orphan Animals

Little Orphan Animals

Our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center recently posted some photos of babies they’re now working to rehab and I couldn’t help but share a few of them with you, along with some photos taken last year at our SPCA Wildlife Care Center.

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Some in Hunting Community Way Off Target

By on May 24, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Some in Hunting Community Way Off Target

There is a small-mindedness among too many within the hunting fraternity, and there’s no better example than the controversy playing out right now in Wisconsin.

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Talk Back: Puppy Mills in Prime Time

By on May 21, 2010 in Companion Animals
Talk Back: Puppy Mills in Prime Time

Some of your reactions to the new investigative special “Animal Planet Investigates: Petland,” which premiered Monday and featured never-before-seen footage from The HSUS’s probe into the puppy mills that supply Petland stores.

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Proposed Whaling Compromise No Deal for Whales

Proposed Whaling Compromise No Deal for Whales

The quarter-century-old moratorium on commercial whaling has been a highly successful international conservation measure. But this year we’ve had to face a stealth proposal from a working group of member nations of the International Whaling Commission, including the United States, to appease the whaling nations of Japan, Norway, and Iceland.

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TV Station to CCF: Stop Misrepresenting Pulled HSUS Story

TV Station to CCF: Stop Misrepresenting Pulled HSUS Story

This week, multimillionaire lobbyist Rick Berman received a letter that must have ruined his day. William Hoffman, the general manager at WSB-TV in Atlanta, wrote to Berman and it was nothing but a stern rebuke.

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New Book Goes Behind the Scenes of Nature Films

By on May 18, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
New Book Goes Behind the Scenes of Nature Films

Chris Palmer’s new book is a sharp and searching assessment of the contemporary wildlife media universe from someone who loves the field and wants to see it live up to its promise.

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Full-Page Proof of Our Impact

By on May 17, 2010 in Companion Animals, Opposition
Full-Page Proof of Our Impact

Rick Berman criticizing the operations of a charity is like Jack Abramoff criticizing an organization for reckless lobbying. Berman’s the worst of the worst. You can read Ian Shearn’s exposé of him and his group here. Berman obviously conducted a recent corporate pass-through of funds because his front group, the Center for Consumer Freedom, ran . . . 

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