Archive for November, 2010

Finding Sanctuary in South Africa

Finding Sanctuary in South Africa

Today I want to tell you about our global affiliate Humane Society International’s work with the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa and extend a personal invitation to you to join us at the sanctuary.

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Hijacking Humane

By on November 29, 2010 in Uncategorized
Hijacking Humane

Today, a member of The HSUS filed a class action lawsuit, on behalf of consumers, alleging that Perdue is illegally marketing its “Harvestland” and “Perdue” chicken products as “Humanely Raised” in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and other laws.

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More than Pardons: A Thanksgiving Wish for Turkeys

By on November 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

This week HSUS took a look into one other grim facet of industrial turkey production.

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Breaking the Cycle of Horse Roundups

By on November 23, 2010 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Breaking the Cycle of Horse Roundups

There is a raft of major horse welfare issues in America, and one of the most important is the treatment of wild horses and burros on our federal lands.  These horses are living symbols of the American West, yet too many horses are rounded up and removed from our public lands, causing unnecessary stress for . . . 

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TV Time for Our End Dogfighting Campaign, One “Lucky” Dog

By on November 22, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized
TV Time for Our End Dogfighting Campaign, One “Lucky” Dog

The HSUSBenjamin Sykes and Lucky. We all know it’s important to pass laws to prevent cruelty. But what happens when the perpetrators aren’t hardened criminals, but misguided kids who grew up thinking dogfighting is normal? Most kids have an instinctive connection to animals. But in many of America’s cities, this connection is being turned on . . . 

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Breaking: Bill to Ban Crush Videos Passes Congress, On to President Obama

By on November 19, 2010 in Uncategorized
Breaking: Bill to Ban Crush Videos Passes Congress, On to President Obama

Today, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to legislation to ban the creation, sale and distribution of obscene animal crush videos, the culmination of an intensive effort that began on April 21 of this year—the day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal cruelty depictions statute that we helped to pass in . . . 

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Country’s Clucking About Cruelty of Cage Confinement, Food Safety Risks

By on November 18, 2010 in Farm Animals
Country’s Clucking About Cruelty of Cage Confinement, Food Safety Risks

A day after our press conferences in Washington, D.C. and Houston detailing the findings of our undercover exposé of Cal-Maine, the nation’s largest egg supplier, it’s obvious that the press and the public are coming to the subject with an elevated understanding of the connection between extreme confinement of animals and food safety. National outlets . . . 

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Shocking, Unacceptable Conditions Revealed at Nation’s Largest Egg Producer

By on November 17, 2010 in Farm Animals, Investigations
Shocking, Unacceptable Conditions Revealed at Nation’s Largest Egg Producer

An HSUS investigator has gone undercover again to take a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions of laying hens confined in battery cages—in this case, at a facility run by Cal-Maine, the largest egg producer in the country with 26 million birds under its control. Cal-Maine’s 2010 Annual Report to shareholders says that the company’s . . . 

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Reading Roundup: Six New Book Recommendations

Reading Roundup: Six New Book Recommendations

There has been a remarkable surge in publishing about animals within the last decade. They range from the practical to the awe-inspiring, and I’d like to tell you today about just a few of the books that I’ve scanned or read recently. If you’re looking for information on training your dog, there is no shortage . . . 

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In Harm’s Way for Wildlife: Conservation Officer Killed in Line of Duty

By on November 15, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
In Harm’s Way for Wildlife: Conservation Officer Killed in Line of Duty

Even compared with some of the most hazardous jobs in the law enforcement field, game wardens face tremendous risk. Their job is also one of the most difficult, given that so few officers must police hundreds of millions of acres. The degree of difficulty is compounded because the potential victims of wildlife-related crime cannot speak, . . . 

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