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Rallying the Nation to Create a Humane Economy

By on May 3, 2016 in Humane Economy with 0 Comments
Rallying the Nation to Create a Humane Economy

As I travel around the United States on a national book tour to promote The Humane Economy, I am able to have a conversation with and engage the broader public on the work of The HSUS and the emerging humane economy taking shape all around us. On Sunday, at a packed ‘in conversation” event with Congressman Earl . . . 

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Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers

Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers

In The Humane Economy, I look at the question of animal protection partly through an economic lens. I argue that the vast majority of dollars devoted to animal protection go to cleaning up the messes made by others – people who use animals for profit, but then abandon or discard them when they no longer consider them useful or . . . 

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Humane Economy Excerpt: Breaking the Chain on Dogfighting 

<i>Humane Economy </i>Excerpt: Breaking the Chain on Dogfighting 

Dogfighting is a big, global business – legal, if you can believe it, in more than 120 countries. It’s an example of the old, inhumane economy at work, still staked in the ground in these nations. The toll of this enterprise is inflicted foremost on innocent animals, but there are many indirect costs as well, . . . 

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The Surging Humane Economy

By on April 18, 2016 in Humane Economy with 3 Comments
The Surging Humane Economy

I’m excited to launch a national discussion with the American public about the work of The HSUS to address the real costs of cruelty and the great benefits of kindness, with the official launch tonight of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals (the on-sale date for bookstores is tomorrow). Tonight, . . . 

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Breaking News: Walmart, the Nation’s Biggest Food Seller, Says No to Cage Confinement for Hens

By on April 5, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 84 Comments
Breaking News: Walmart, the Nation’s Biggest Food Seller, Says No to Cage Confinement for Hens

After working with The HSUS, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and America’s biggest food seller accounting for 25 percent of all groceries sold in the United States, announced today that it intends to source all of its eggs from cage-free sources. The policy will be fully implemented by 2025, and it will apply to the company’s . . . 

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More Reflections on the SeaWorld Agreement

More Reflections on the SeaWorld Agreement

Today, SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby and I sent a letter to President Obama urging him to use a wide range of diplomatic tools to pressure Japan to end its commercial whaling activities and to stop contravening international law by slaughtering hundreds of innocent whales. Manby has assured me that this is just a first indicator of . . . 

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SUPERNEWS for Hens: SUPERVALU Going Cage-Free

By on March 29, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 3 Comments
SUPERNEWS for Hens: SUPERVALU Going Cage-Free

When I became president and CEO of The HSUS just short of a dozen years ago, not a single major food retailer was selling only cage-free eggs. In fact, I was writing letters to companies merely asking for cage-free offerings, for the small percentage of consumers who might choose them. We’ve come a long way in . . . 

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A 50-State Strategy for Animal Protection

A 50-State Strategy for Animal Protection

Yesterday’s Arizona Republic ran a column from me about Arizona’s leading role on some core animal protection causes: kick-starting the anti-confinement movement for farm animals and the effort to promote adoption of homeless dogs and cats. Enhanced protections for farm animals came through a landmark ballot measure in 2006 that reverberated around the nation, and a . . . 

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Breaking News: Armani Goes Fur-Free

Breaking News: Armani Goes Fur-Free

Luxury designer Giorgio Armani today announced that all of his labels will go 100 percent fur-free, marking a historic day for the fashion industry and making a case that it’s no longer necessary for any clothing retailer to use real fur when we have perfectly suitable alternatives. Armani, one of the world’s best known fashion designers . . . 

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Bon Appétit, Long a Leader on Issues of Food and Agriculture, Announces New Animal Welfare Reforms

By on March 21, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 3 Comments
Bon Appétit, Long a Leader on Issues of Food and Agriculture, Announces New Animal Welfare Reforms

While we take pride in forging unexpected alliances on specific issues to advance animals’ interests – whether with SeaWorld, United Egg Producers, or even in the world of horse racing with the Jockey Club – we also focus plenty of energy on working with companies that have a well-established commitment to engaging with us on . . . 

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