Archive for December, 2012

Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2012

By on December 31, 2012 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals
Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2012

The HSUS On this final day of 2012, I am posting the 10 blogs I wrote during the year that got the most attention and views from readers. Several covered major announcements we made with fast food giants – specifically McDonald’s and Burger King – declaring their opposition to gestation crates and their pledges to . . . 

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Our Story Through Videos

Our Story Through Videos

There’s no animal welfare group like The HSUS, with program experts and campaigners working in such issue areas as animal research and testing, companion animal welfare, farm animal welfare, equine protection, and wildlife protection, aided by a team of lawyers, undercover investigators, lobbyists, scientists, veterinarians, field personnel, and communications specialists who make an impact for . . . 

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Our Biggest Animal Stories of 2012

Our Biggest Animal Stories of 2012

Good people won’t tolerate cruelty, and that’s one of the main drivers of our relentless efforts to expose the broader public to the abuse, suffering, and neglect that animals endure at human hands. This is perhaps our greatest charge. At The HSUS, we have big platforms to distribute our message in an unfiltered way — . . . 

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Creating a Safer World for Wildlife — The HSUS’ Top 10 Accomplishments in 2012

Creating a Safer World for Wildlife — The HSUS’ Top 10 Accomplishments in 2012

Whether by looking at our logo, or our programs, there’s no mistaking that The HSUS and its affiliated entities are about protecting all animals, and that includes wildlife.  We have more than 100 staff who focus on wildlife issues, including helping nearly 20,000 wild animals at our three U.S.-based  wildlife care centers – on Cape . . . 

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2012 Achievements Bring Us Closer to Ending Abuse of Pets

2012 Achievements Bring Us Closer to Ending Abuse of Pets

  Watch a funny PSA from the Shelter Pet Project While the Senate passed a bill earlier this month to upgrade the federal law against dogfighting and other forms of animal fighting (to create a new federal crime to attend or bring a child to an animal fighting spectacle), the U.S. House is dithering on . . . 

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Improving Welfare for Wild, Companion and Working Equines in 2012

Improving Welfare for Wild, Companion and Working Equines in 2012

George, a recent arrival to our Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon. Photo by Jennifer Kunz The abuse of the horse provided the original impetus for creation of the American humane movement in the second half of the 19th century. But with the development of the internal combustion engine in the early 20th century, there was a dramatic . . . 

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Celebrating Our 2012 Victories For Animals

Celebrating Our 2012 Victories For Animals

When you invest in HSUS, as a donor, volunteer, or advocate, you want returns. That’s why it’s so important to measure the progress we are making. Through the years, The HSUS has established itself as the most impactful organization protecting animals. I’m pleased to share our list of this year’s top victories in the struggle to . . . 

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HSUS Drives Historic Progress for Farm Animals — Top 10 Accomplishments in 2012

HSUS Drives Historic Progress for Farm Animals — Top 10 Accomplishments in 2012

Last week, The Humane Society of the United States announced the wrapping of municipal buses in the District of Columbia and Des Moines, Iowa, in images of pigs held in gestation-crate facilities, leaving riders, drivers and pedestrians with a startling picture and a simple message: “How would you like to spend the rest of your . . . 

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NIH to Release 100+ Chimps from Research Lab to Sanctuary

NIH to Release 100+ Chimps from Research Lab to Sanctuary

It’s a big day for chimpanzees, as the National Institutes of Health announces a commitment to move more than 100 government-owned chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center (the lab that HSUS investigated and exposed in 2009) to Chimp Haven, the federal chimpanzee sanctuary. These animals are classified as “permanently ineligible” for research and will . . . 

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Bitter, Sweet Victory

By on December 17, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Bitter, Sweet Victory

Each year, tens of thousands of animals — principally pets and wildlife — die after accidentally ingesting antifreeze. Even some kids suffer that fate. We’ve been working hard for more than two decades to prevent this misery — by urging manufacturers to make the product unpalatable — and 2012 will be the year we took . . . 

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