Archive for March, 2011
Mississippi is one of only four states in the nation that does not allow felony penalties for the worst abuses of dogs and cats. Yesterday, the Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would make egregious animal cruelty a felony on the second offense.
John and Sue Gregoire have transformed their western New York property into a sanctuary, planting trees and creating ponds and wetlands. Through a conservation easement with the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, their land is permanently protected for wildlife.
Today our animal rescue team is in rural Arizona assisting the Apache County Sheriff’s Department in a large-scale animal hoarding rescue. More than 200 dogs, cats, and other animals were living in poor conditions on this 44-acre property.
My new book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, will be published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, on April 5. It’s a big-picture look at the major debates about how humans treat animals. You can get involved by participating in a photo contest organized by HarperCollins.
In March 2009, The HSUS released scenes from its undercover investigation into the world’s largest chimpanzee laboratory, the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) in Louisiana. What we found was deeply disturbing—chimpanzees falling onto cement and steel floors after being sedated with dart guns, animals mutilating themselves, infant chimpanzees who were prematurely removed from their mothers, . . .
This Saturday, the Genesis Awards celebrated its 25th year of recognizing the news media and the entertainment industry for incorporating animal protection themes into their reporting or creative works. Here’s a list of the winners and the nominees, with video highlights.