Archive for October, 2007
We scored a major win in California this weekend, but also got a dose of bad news, too. First the good news. Gov. Schwarzenegger signed AB 821, introduced by the stellar Assembyman Pedro Nava, to ban hunters from using lead bullets in condor habitat—a vast . . .
Our first stop yesterday was Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society—whose namesake city was the site of the battle and siege that many historians believe was a turning point for the Union in the Civil War. The shelter president, Georgia Lynn, is a fabulously determined and well-connected humane . . .
While Louisiana attracted the lion’s share of public attention after Katrina struck, Mississippi sustained a direct hit from the hurricane. Many communities, and their structures, were flattened, flooded or otherwise destroyed. Among the hardest hit was the Humane Society of South Mississippi, based in Gulfport. . . .
It doesn’t take much insight to recognize that animal sheltering resources are not evenly apportioned around the country. Some communities have robust privately or publicly funded shelters, while some communities have dismal operations, or none at all. And of course, there are many in between. . . .
Yesterday was a day of hope in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I appeared with top officials from the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to hatch plans to develop an emergency pet shelter and veterinary . . .
© The HSUSPresenting Michael Vick’s talking points toCarol Leifer (left) and Lori Wolf (right). I just met with Carol Leifer and Lori Wolf at their Los Angeles home to present them with a framed copy of the notes Michael Vick used when he apologized to . . .
Readers responded to the heckling that The HSUS’s John Goodwin received at a town hall-style event in Atlanta last week, where Michael Vick supporters dominated the crowd. Among the comments we received: Wonderful showing by John Goodwin last night at the town hall meeting in . . .
All of the horse slaughter plants in the United States have now closed, but some American horses are still being slaughtered. Thousands of American horses are being exported this year, funneled to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. These horses are transported harrowingly long distances—in . . .
The pace of political activity in California is brisk, and there’s much at stake. Click to see the full-size ad. As I travel the state with my HSUS colleagues this week, we are recruiting volunteer petitioners to participate in a landmark ballot initiative to ban . . .
In September, a 13-year-old carriage horse died after she was spooked and bolted onto a sidewalk near New York City’s Central Park. Readers grieved the mare’s death and criticized having the horse-drawn carriages in such a heavily congested area. Among the comments we received: Horse-drawn . . .