Archive for February, 2016
Rick Berman just helped us raise an additional $1 million for The HSUS’s campaigns against factory farms, puppy mills, and seal killing. Yes, the lobbyist and public relations operative who has specialized in taking money from animal-abuse industries and tried to smear The HSUS has done exactly the opposite of what his funders intended. They want to dry up our . . .
The U.S. House said one thing today and did another. Lawmakers in support of H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, talked about helping sportsmen and the tradition of hunting and conservation. But in the legislation they passed today, they have done almost nothing for rank-and-file hunters and have instead offered a stocking stuffed . . .
Wolves, Bears, and Other Imperiled Wildlife in Crosshairs of Bill Set for Action in U.S. House Today
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives takes up a bill that amounts to a grab bag of destructive measures related to trophy hunting, predator killing, and wildlife poisoning under the innocuous-sounding name of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406). It’s critical that you contact your U.S. House member this . . .
In an announcement that will ripple across the supermarket and grocery sector, Ahold — one of the nation’s largest grocers and owner of the Stop & Shop, Giant, Martin’s, and Peapod brands — announced today that it’s switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2022. In a statement released last night, Ahold noted that “cage-free environments are a . . .
The worst form of dog abuse in the world – in raw numbers and intensity of suffering – is flourishing in South Korea. In that industrialized nation, there are 17,000 dog meat farms operating mainly in rural enclaves and responsible for a scale of exploitation that far exceeds even the puppy mill industry in the United . . .
It’s remarkable to see so many companies – whether food retailers like McDonald’s and Costco, or major agricultural producers like Smithfield – recognizing that animal welfare matters, and making major adjustments in their business models to adapt to that reality. At the same time, many animal agriculture trade associations, with the notable exception of United Egg . . .
Today, we officially release our 2015 annual report. I hope you’ll read it and take pride in the extraordinary progress we are making across such a wide range of problem areas for animals. Below, I’ve drawn some language from my essay in the report to give you a flavor of our biggest accomplishments for last . . .
Today, there’s a new and very big name pledging to join the cage-free movement: IHOP, the enormous breakfast restaurant chain known for its stacks of pancakes and variety of omelets. Following discussions between The HSUS and DineEquity – which owns both IHOP and Applebee’s – the company has pledged to phase out all eggs from caged hens in these restaurants’ supply chain in favor . . .
It was a bitterly cold day in Kalamazoo, Michigan, yesterday when HSUS experts and local law enforcement authorities arrived at the property of a previously convicted dogfighter, Kelvin Eric Thomas. The HSUS was instrumental in Thomas’s arrest just three years back, rescuing 32 dogs from his property. This time round, Kalamazoo law enforcement officials found dogfighting . . .
At a time when nearly 40 states ban greyhound racing, largely for humane reasons, it seems upside down that any state would actually mandate the practice. Yet that’s exactly what Florida does. Florida’s live-racing mandate requires racetracks to conduct a certain number of greyhound races if they want to continue to conduct casino-style gambling. But in . . .