Archive for 2007
Here’s a heads up. Before the Congress adjourns for its month-long August recess, there’s a load of activity that may occur related to animal protection. And we are likely to need your calls and letters flowing into Congressional offices. The big item on deck is . . .
Readers enjoyed last week’s poll, but were challenged to choose just one cat. Among the comments we received: A great tribute to our wonderful feline companions. —Andrea A. It was impossible to vote for just one, so I gave them all a vote for the . . .
Sometimes good stuff for animals happens without much fanfare or notice. At The HSUS’ recommendation, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives included report language in legislation to reduce the suffering associated with cat declawing. © iStockphoto The HSUS has long opposed surgical . . .
There were countless animal lives lost when Katrina and then Rita struck along an enormous swath of the Gulf Coast. There was also a remarkably generous private response to the hurricanes, and an outpouring of public concern for the victims of the disaster, including the . . .
When I was elected President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States in April 2004, The Washington Post ran an article entitled, “Vegan in The Henhouse: Wayne Pacelle, Putting Animals On (and Off) the Table.” The fact that I’m the first vegan . . .
Here is some good news. I wrote earlier this week about a provision quietly slipped in to the earliest versions of the House Farm Bill—Section 123 of Title I. If adopted, the provision would have nullified a raft of state and local animal protection laws. . . .
A few weeks ago I wrote about Take Your Dog to Work Day and The Humane Society of the United States’ canine colleagues. But the month of June didn’t go entirely to the dogs—it also marked Adopt-A-Cat Month. Cats have steadily and stealthily crept into . . .
Section 123 of Title I of the Farm Bill is the most worrying legislation you’ve never heard of. Slipped into an early draft of the Farm Bill written by the House Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, this section threatens to nullify dozens of animal . . .
Readers were upset when the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment to ban the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada. Among the comments we received: For shame! What does it say about us as human beings that we are unwilling or unable . . .
Many of the things we do to animals raised for food are callous and seem to defy common sense. They can be harmful to animals, but also detrimental to human self-interest. Look what happened when producers fed ground-up animals to cattle, who are naturally herbivorous. . . .