Archive for October, 2010
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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.