Archive for June, 2008
Any strong social movement must have foundational ideals. And the cause of animal protection is indeed built on time-tested iron struts. The trick is, though, to translate these ideals into practical action. When you consider the scope and intensity of human-caused cruelty to animals—in the . . .
Last week, our Emergency Services team was in Iowa responding to the floods. There’s no rest for the weary, though. Over the weekend, they deployed to Tennessee, as part of a carefully planned response to a human-caused disaster of very significant proportions. Joined by dozens . . .
Today was an especially remarkable day at The HSUS—and it shows how we put your support to work for animals in rather remarkable ways. We had FOUR press conferences on major issues throughout the nation and a full complement of press in attendance at every . . .
It’s more than obfuscation. It seems inadequate to call it a charade. Bald-faced lie comes a bit closer. Perfidious fraud feels about right to me. I’m talking about Californians for Safe Food. A group with a name like that sounds like an advocate for passing . . .
This morning, local network TV affiliates in Washington, D.C. visited The HSUS’s Gaithersburg, Md. office to interview some of our best campaigners. I’m afraid a few of them may have drooled on the microphone. Camera crews did live broadcasts from our office throughout the morning . . .
The waters are receding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where our Emergency Services team has been working around the clock. But much work remains. We have more than 700 animals in an emergency shelter at Kirkwood Community College and our focus will be on reuniting people . . .
This year, we’ve learned about truly cataclysmic disasters—an earthquake in China and a cyclone in Myanmar. But we’ve also had quite a series of events here in the United States, fortunately though without the large loss of life that we’ve seen internationally. But the fires, . . .
Although Big Brown did not as expected win the Triple Crown, the races provided a focal point for discussion about the ethics of horse racing. Prompted by the very public death of Eight Belles on the track at Churchill Downs, the nation and the thoroughbred . . .