Opposition

Truth of the Matter

By on February 4, 2008 in Farm Animals, Opposition
Truth of the Matter

The HSUS’s investigation into cruelty at a California dairy cow slaughter plant has evoked a national outcry from consumers, state government officials, Congress, the USDA, animal scientists, and even some within the meat industry. The condemnation of the conduct of personnel at Hallmark Meat Packing has been nearly universal. But it’s been no surprise to . . . 

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Talk Back: Never Mind the Nonsense

By on September 13, 2007 in Opposition, Uncategorized

A few weeks ago, the Center for Consumer Freedom placed an ad in The New Yorker, inaccurately criticizing The Humane Society of the United States. Since that time, we’ve heard from many readers who were motivated by the attack, and by our response. Among the comments we received: Kudos to you and those of us . . . 

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CCF Ads Are Kitty Litter

I must offer a thanks again to the contract shillers at the Center for Consumer Freedom. They’ve done us a favor. I am not kidding. CCF is best known as a front group for tobacco, alcohol, restaurant and agribusiness special interests. It has become tiresome with its attacks on The Humane Society of the United . . . 

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Talk Back: Shame on the Shillers

By on August 8, 2007 in Opposition, Uncategorized

Many readers responded to the series of blogs exposing the fatuous claims of HSUS critics (you can see those here, here and here). Among the comments we received: I don’t know what’s worse: organizations that mislead the public and falsely claim to support animal welfare or groups that have no involvement with animals whatsoever, but . . . 

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Contract Shillers

By on August 1, 2007 in Opposition, Uncategorized

Our critics simply can’t stand it when The Humane Society of the United States and the reforms we advocate are in the spotlight. So the current intense focus on dogfighting must be almost too much to take for the folks who have made a business of tearing down reform. First, there’s the National Animal Interest . . . 

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Desperate Distortion

By on July 10, 2007 in Companion Animals, Opposition
Desperate Distortion

One reason I decided to blog was to have a rapid-response capability—to respond to breaking news, to bring up urgent issues not getting the mainstream attention they deserve, and to create a dialogue with our supporters. I also wanted a forum to rebut some of the pap that our opponents churn up. © Center for . . . 

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House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms

By on May 10, 2007 in Farm Animals, Opposition
House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms

Life is full of little ironies. This Tuesday, I appeared at a Congressional hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, where several people on a panel with me claimed that The HSUS is not active on animal sheltering issues. I had to shake my head when I thought about their misrepresentations, . . . 

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