Archive for June, 2008
The HSUS was founded more than 50 years ago as an organization focused on national cruelties, such as dogfighting, inhumane transport and slaughter of farm animals, and pet theft for research and testing. A group operating on that scale was needed because local humane societies, . . .
It’s a moral imperative to reduce euthanasia rates in shelters and to find homes for as many animals as possible. But adoption itself is not the end—a safe and loving home for animals is our goal. And that’s why shelters and rescue groups must screen . . .
Last week, I attended our 2008 National Conference on Animals in Disaster in Sacramento, Calif., where I spoke with hundreds of animal response specialists, public officials, government administrators, emergency managers, veterinarians, and volunteer animal advocates who had gathered to exchange ideas and experiences, attend training . . .
The old construct is that humans live in one place and nature is a separate place—represented most completely in the form of national parks, wilderness areas, and other areas that do not bear the scars of roads, developments, and human fabrications or settlements. And while . . .
© Rob Waterhouse/SXC It is obvious that tormenting downer cattle—as seen in the videos and photos HSUS undercover investigators recorded at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Co. in Chino, Calif., as well as four livestock auctions across the country—is bad for the animals involved. I’ve always believed . . .
You may remember the campaign by the so-called U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA)—a front group for the arms and ammo makers, bowhunters, and hunting retailers—to block an HSUS program with Meijer, a department store chain, to provide up to $5,000 for the fund we created to . . .