Archive for July, 2011
I am in the Midwest this week for the latest stretch of the book tour—in Des Moines last night, in Omaha today, and in Chicago tomorrow. All of these cities have had storied roles in the history of animal agriculture, with their stockyards coming to define these Midwest metropolises and their relationship to the animals . . .
Our Animal Rescue Team helped remove 54 Labrador retrievers from a Vermont puppy mill, working with the Vermont State Police, the Humane Society of Chittenden County, and the Franklin County Humane Society.
Our Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon, run in partnership with the Fund for Animals, is one of our five animal care facilities. Many of the horses there were formerly used to produce an estrogen replacement drug called Premarin, but they are now living the good life at Duchess.
Our End Dogfighting programs in Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia reach out to at-risk youth to offer them alternatives to dogfighting and help them develop the right tools and knowledge to care for their pets. The approach is based on proven violence prevention techniques, and its purpose is to confront and curtail the problem of urban . . .
Within the last decade or so, the legal landscape related to animal fighting has changed dramatically for the better. Today, Michael Vick joined me on Capitol Hill for The HSUS’s latest offensive to fortify the federal law against both dogfighting and cockfighting.