Archive for June, 2010

Agreement Just Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms

By on June 30, 2010 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals
Agreement Just Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms

I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.

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Brandy: From Puppy Mill Mom to Campaign Mascot

Brandy: From Puppy Mill Mom to Campaign Mascot

It’s been a Take Your Dog to Work Day tradition on the blog to caption a photo of an office dog. Take a look at this picture of Brandy, our Stop Puppy Mills campaign’s honorary “survivor outreach coordinator,” and let me know what you think is on her mind.

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Remembering Robert Byrd, Lifelong Leader for Animals

By on June 28, 2010 in Farm Animals
Remembering Robert Byrd, Lifelong Leader for Animals

I feel loss and sadness, both on a personal and professional level, with the news of the passing of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 92. As a tribute to his extraordinary and impactful work in our field, I excerpt some of the most memorable lines from his Senate speeches.

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Saving Elvis: The Story of a Virginia Dogfighting Raid

By on June 25, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care

Last week, our team assisted in rescuing Elvis and four other dogs from the underground world of dogfighting.

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Thanks to You, Progress

Thanks to You, Progress

With The Humane Society of the United States, you not only get a passion and determination for the idea of protecting animals, but a long list of tangible achievements—benefiting all animals at risk of pain and suffering. The results that rolled in this week are a striking reminder of what your support allows us to do.

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Pro-Whaling Proposal Fails, But Whales Aren’t Safe Yet

Pro-Whaling Proposal Fails, But Whales Aren’t Safe Yet

The fight to ban commercial whaling has had mixed outcomes through the years. There’s a ban on commercial whaling, but Japan, Norway, and Iceland have defied it, killing thousands of whales since the “ban” was imposed in 1986. In recent years, they pushed a proposal to gain political support for their rogue whaling programs, and . . . 

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Will I See You in D.C. in July?

By on June 22, 2010 in Uncategorized
Will I See You in D.C. in July?

The largest national conference for the animal advocacy movement, TAFA is now in its sixth year — we’ll gather July 23-26 in the heart of Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, just steps from the Metro. If you register by tomorrow — Wednesday, June 23 — you can save $25 on full conference registration.

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The Good Doctor

I’ve written before about HSVMA Field Services, sharing some happy stories of animals treated at our field clinics. We recently posted a video showing just a few of the people and pets helped by this tremendous program — and some of the hundreds of students who get hands-on training at the clinics — and I wanted to share it with you.

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The Smear Becomes More Clear

By on June 18, 2010 in Farm Animals, Opposition
The Smear Becomes More Clear

It hasn’t been a good PR week for multimillionaire PR flack Rick Berman. This past weekend, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune exposed his attack on The HSUS and included the voices of animal shelter leaders concerned that Berman’s smear campaign against The HSUS was harming their operations. And today, The New York Times published a front-page story . . . 

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“Humanewashing” Industrial Agribusiness

By on June 17, 2010 in Farm Animals
“Humanewashing” Industrial Agribusiness

This week, The HSUS filed a complaint asking the Federal Trade Commission to stop Rose Acre Farms, the country’s second-largest egg producer, from making false and misleading animal welfare claims to potential consumers. The complaint documents how Rose Acre’s websites, media spokespersons, and product posters claim that Rose Acre provides a “humane and friendly environment” . . . 

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