Archive for November, 2007
You Asked: Save the Seals
As I write this, animal advocates are gathered at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for a "Rally for Seals." With their efforts in mind, today I thought it timely to answer the following question from Kathleen. Q. I would like to know why we . . .
Spreading the News
Watch our new PSA featuring Russell Simmons. One of the big challenges we face at The Humane Society of the United States is a lack of awareness about what we do. We fight hard to bring awareness to the American public on a whole range . . .
Talk Back: California Animal Relief
Readers continue to react to the wildfires that ravaged Southern California in late October and were relieved to hear the animals and staff of the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center escaped harm. Among the comments we received: THANK YOU so much for your help. I . . .
Cruel New Twist for Trapped Animals
There are some sport hunting practices that are simply beyond the pale. Bear baiting, high-tech hound hunting, pheasant stocking, contest kills and canned hunts are among the worst. These practices are at odds with the rhetoric that hunters and hunting leaders employ in defending hunting, . . .
Lights, Camera, Animals
The Humane Society of the United States is headquartered in Washington, D.C., but we have offices all over the nation. We believe in work in the field as a means of spreading our message and organizing the nation. We have 35 HSUS state directors, and . . .
Committed to Exposing Puppy Mills
© The HSUS/Kathy MilaniA dog from the Virginia puppy mill with her newborn pups. You may have read a story on humanesociety.org or read news accounts in the last day or two about the rescue of hundreds of dogs at a Hillsville, Va., puppy mill . . .
Setting Aside Semantics: Not Killing Pets Must Be Our Goal
If you discern a difference between the words, 'no kill,' and the words, "No-Kill," you understand that I'm about to wade into a quarrel. If, on the other hand, you don't see much difference except for capital letters and a hyphen, well good for you. . . .
You Asked: Joining Forces for Animals
Today, I’d like to take some time to respond to a question sent in by member Sandra Siims—a question I often hear from our supporters. Q. As a member of the Humane Society [of the United States], NWF, WWF, Doris Day, Defenders of Wildlife and . . .
Left and Right Intersect on Animals
I’ve often said that opposition to cruelty and a compassionate concern for animals are universal values. These values are not the holdings of any political party, though there’s been an assumption by some that the humane movement has been associated with the Left. Matthew Scully, . . .
Senate Could Act on Protections for Pets
This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to take up the Farm Bill—an omnibus agriculture policy bill that the Congress typically delves into every five years. If you remember, the House passed its Farm Bill in July, and there were two animal protection measures unanimously . . .
Cut Meat to Cut Cancer?
On Wednesday, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund issued a massive report emphasizing the link between cancer and body fat. After seeing USA Today‘s coverage of the report, I asked Michael Greger, M.D., our director of public health and . . .
Undercover Look at Appalling Puppy Cruelty
Yesterday, I let you know about our five-month undercover investigation into Virginia puppy mills. The investigation was covered by USA Today, several Virginia newspapers, Entertainment Tonight, and all of the television network affiliates in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, I’m sharing our video results, which were . . .