Archive for 2007
Last Friday, the federal government released Michael Vick’s statement of facts in his plea deal in U.S. District Court in Richmond—and another round of press attention was showered on the case. Vick admitted to being centrally involved in a multi-state professional dogfighting operation, centered around . . .
Here’s a splash of good news from U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan in the federal court case initiated by a number of animal protection groups against Ringling Brothers. The Fund for Animals, ASPCA, Animal Protection Institute and Animal Welfare Institute are co-plaintiffs in a . . .
During the Katrina crisis two years ago, I expected to hear more of this: why are you helping the animals when there are people suffering? Fortunately, that false-choice manner of thought was reserved for only the strident opponents of animal protection or the most cynical . . .
Many readers contemplated two recent blog entries—a spotlight of Rabbi Marc Gellman’s essay regarding the ethics of keeping animals in zoos and our responsibilities to animals, and an update on the increased focus on factory farming abuses. Among the reactions to Gellman’s essay: I’m always . . .
No matter how hard we try in the animal-protection movement, sometimes the message just doesn’t get through, and problems of cruelty are denied the public attention they deserve. So many cruel practices persist, not because reform could not command enough support, but because people just . . .
It’s often that people ask me how I manage to deal with the barrage of animal abuse I encounter day after day. It’s gut wrenching, but I’ve found sometimes the worst cases of cruelty call extraordinary people to action. Today, I give you news about . . .
The HSUS has always recognized that the destruction of habitat is life-threatening to wild creatures. When habitats are fragmented or demolished for roadbuilding or commercial or residential development, animals are driven from their homes and often displaced or destroyed. In the United States, there are . . .
In keeping with this week’s theme of showcasing our hands-on work and our video resources, I want to direct you to The Final Round, an HSUS video on the ugly world of animal fighting (warning: video contains graphic footage). The HSUS devotes major resources to . . .
If urgent matters don’t disrupt my plan, I want to showcase two themes this week—first, to shine a spotlight on a few hands-on programs at The HSUS and, second, to point you to our tremendous in-house video capabilities and resources. Yesterday, I introduced you to . . .