Archive for 2007
Last month, I told you the story of 11-year-old Caesar in California who rescued a burned kitten. Since then, I’ve been inspired by a number of other extraordinary young people who act on their passion, whether it’s raising public awareness or funds or taking legislative . . .
Readers celebrated two recent blog entries. First, the story of Caesar—a courageous 11-year-old who rescued a badly burned kitten and, for his efforts, received The HSUS’s $2,500 reward—inspired readers. Among the comments we received: This young boy, and all who have taught him, are heroes . . .
This morning, I spoke at a day-long conference at the U.S. Department of Agriculture named "Food Animal Agriculture in 2020," the latest symposium organized by the Future Trends in Animal Agriculture coalition. © iStockphoto Scheduled speakers were drawn principally from the ranks of industry, animal . . .
Cruelty to animals knows no political or cultural boundaries. We cannot and must not avert our gaze from their suffering, wherever we find it. That’s precisely why The HSUS created its global arm, Humane Society International. Today, our staff goes to far-flung places to stem . . .
New York is a fantastic city. Manhattan is its financial and arts and culture center. And at its heart—some might say at its lungs, since its thousands of trees breathe oxygen into the city—is Central Park. A masterstroke of urban planning, Central Park came to . . .
Heartfelt thanks to all of the 70 or so folks who bid on the Michael Vick notes on eBay, and special thanks to television writer and producer Carol Leifer for making the winning bid at $10,200—a contribution that will augment our already robust anti-dogfighting efforts. . . .
There is stench emanating from the political waters of California. It’s the worst kind of foul rot from special interests. It corrodes the political process, and we just cannot stand for it. The two culprits—each driving its separate agendas—are the selfish animal haters at the . . .
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 . . .
I often talk about our activities and progress in the United States. But animal abuse knows no geographic boundaries, and I am committed to expanding our programs worldwide. That happens through the work of Humane Society International, our global affiliate. Chetana Mirle is part of . . .
Last Tuesday on "The View," when the discussion turned to Michael Vick’s dogfighting crimes, co-host Whoopi Goldberg seemed to defend Vick, saying that dogfighting was "part of his cultural upbringing." The next day she clarified her remarks and said she condemned dogfighting. But before she . . .
A whale died this weekend near Seattle after being struck with five harpoons and four sealing harpoons and then shot with a .460 caliber rifle—a firearm so powerful that the bullet can travel four miles. The 40-foot-long gray whale eventually succumbed to the grievous wounds . . .