Archive for January, 2008
It’s been a hectic 24 hours since The HSUS released the results of a lengthy investigation into a California dairy cow slaughterhouse, operating under the banner of Hallmark Meat Packing and Westland Meat Co. (ironically honored as a USDA "supplier of the year" for 2004-2005). . . .
In 2007, the term "waterboarding" entered into the American lexicon. I never thought that knowledge of the practice would inspire animal abusers, but that's exactly what's happened. An HSUS investigation we revealed today—as reported in The Washington Post—focused on the abuse of downed cows, unable . . .
Readers commended 11-year-old Haley Ham of Tennessee who, after losing her two dogs to antifreeze poisoning, spearheaded the introduction of legislation to help prevent such a tragedy. Among the comments we received: Way to go Haley! Taking action through your pain took a lot of . . .
There is always something that’s disturbed us more about cannibalism than mere homicide. In either circumstance, the victim is dead, but the consumption of the corpse multiplies the level of social disgust by a major factor. It not only offends our aesthetic senses, but also . . .
In March 2000, the U.S. Navy conducted a mid-frequency sonar exercise in the Bahamas, and 16 whales turned up stranded on the beaches. It had been theorized for some years that the intense underwater sounds are responsible for marine mammal deaths, but the strandings provided . . .
Readers celebrated the European Union’s decision to eliminate battery cages for egg-laying hens and the prospect of a European ban on seal products: Absolutely incredible. When I read the Canadian news article I realized that the efforts of animal protection societies (of which the HSUS . . .
At The Humane Society of the United States, we’ve concentrated much of our anti-factory farming activity on three of the cruelest confinement practices—veal crates, battery cages, and gestation crates. We are seeing major changes in all three areas, and especially so on gestation crates. When . . .