Archive for October, 2010

“Hot in Kansas City” – And the Rest of Missouri

By on October 30, 2010 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals
“Hot in Kansas City” – And the Rest of Missouri

Today, Betty White left a warm and positive phone message (listen here) with about a half million Missouri women voters in support of Prop B—a different kind of robocall, given that this campaign tool is so often used to convey harsh and dishonest information about a candidate or issue campaign on the eve of an . . . 

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Four Votes for Animals, Four Final Days to Spread the Word

Four Votes for Animals, Four Final Days to Spread the Word

With just four days until the election, we’re in a last push with coalition partners to spread our critical message to voters in Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota about important statewide citizen’s initiatives on the ballot. Every one of these races is competitive, so nothing can be taken for granted. We’re calling on you . . . 

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Federal Audit Finds Rampant Abuses of Show Horses; Agency Reform Promised

By on October 28, 2010 in Companion Animals, Equine
Federal Audit Finds Rampant Abuses of Show Horses; Agency Reform Promised

For years The HSUS has called on the USDA to meet its responsibilities and deal with significant and ongoing abuses of horses at the hands of horse show exhibitors. The USDA’s Horse Protection Program is meant to protect these wonderful animals, ensuring that Tennessee Walking Horses are not subjected to the abusive practice of “soring”—the . . . 

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Treating Dogs Like Garbage: Illegal Disposal Revealed at Missouri Puppy Mills

By on October 27, 2010 in Companion Animals
Treating Dogs Like Garbage: Illegal Disposal Revealed at Missouri Puppy Mills

With the battle over Prop B in Missouri in its final week, Missourians for the Protection of Dogs today released a follow-up report to its Oct. 5 exposé on 12 of the worst licensed puppy mills in the state—a “Dirty Dozen” review that leaves no doubt that Missouri is in fact the “puppy mill capital . . . 

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It’s Wild to Allow Dangerous Exotic Animals as Pets

By on October 26, 2010 in Uncategorized
It’s Wild to Allow Dangerous Exotic Animals as Pets

I wish every lawmaker and statewide official in Ohio could have attended the press conference we conducted today at the Statehouse in Columbus.  The collective comments of the speakers provided a devastating case about the utter irrationality and danger of allowing private citizens to keep dangerous exotic animals, such as African lions and chimpanzees, as . . . 

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Relief for Abused Calves: Remembering An Investigation and Those Behind It

By on October 25, 2010 in Farm Animals, Investigations
Relief for Abused Calves: Remembering An Investigation and Those Behind It

This Saturday, Oct. 30, it will be one year since The HSUS’s investigation into the Bushway calf slaughter plant shuttered this Grand Isle, Vt. facility where so many baby cows suffered cruelty that can only be believed if one sees it on our video—extreme electrical shocks, kicking, dragging, and even, heaven help us, calves being . . . 

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Talk Back: “Secretariat” (Plus, Special Discount for Readers)

By on October 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Before sharing your comments today, I wanted to welcome those new blog subscribers who joined during last week’s Humane Domain gift certificate giveaway. Congratulations to our three winners, who have been notified by email. For those of you who didn’t win but perhaps saw something you’d like to purchase at Humane Domain, I have a . . . 

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A Number of Measures of Success

A Number of Measures of Success

Some weeks ago The HSUS submitted its Form 990, a financial filing required by the Internal Revenue Service to ensure transparency, good governance, and accountability. Today, we’re posting it on our website, as we do every year after it is submitted to the federal government. The form provides just one view or perspective on the . . . 

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Special Delivery: 1,800 Miles with 18 Rescued Dogs

By on October 20, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care
Special Delivery: 1,800 Miles with 18 Rescued Dogs

For more than a month, The HSUS’s animal fighting team has worked alongside the Jefferson County Humane Society in southeast Ohio to rescue 200 dogs from a suspected dogfighting operation. Eighteen of those dogs were driven by HSUS staff last week in an all-night journey along the East Coast.

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Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Hits A Home Run Helping Animals

By on October 19, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care
Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Hits A Home Run Helping Animals

If we’re talking about devotion to animals, St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa is best in class, and he is proving it once more with his strong support for Proposition B in Missouri.

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