Archive for July, 2008
© Erica GreenPeople and dogs both learn inside a Chicago training class. Yesterday, I wrote about a few of our programs for companion animals—the wide range of services and activities we engage in to reduce euthanasia, to improve the operation of animal shelters across the . . .
When Fred Myers and his colleagues founded The Humane Society of the United States in the mid-1950s, one of their primary goals was to strengthen the network of local animal care organizations operating throughout the country, on the theory that “a rising tide lifts all . . .
On Saturday, I stopped by the now-shuttered Hallmark/Westland Meat Company in Chino, Calif. As you remember, this was the facility where an HSUS undercover investigator documented appalling abuses of downer dairy cows, triggering a series of major reactions including the closure of the plant. HSUS . . .
Each of us can collectively make major strides for animals through individual efforts. Our dietary decisions, the products we purchase, our outreach to elected officials, hands-on work in our communities—cumulatively these actions and more add up to a powerful force in moving toward a more . . .
© iStockphoto The U.S. Army takes pride in innovation—in its sophisticated weaponry, high-tech equipment, and protective armor. Yet one area in which the Army is failing to innovate is in training soldiers to provide emergency medical attention to wounded comrades on the battlefield. The latest . . .
The remarkable Nigel Barker is exhibiting his photographs of seals this week at a studio in New York. But his compassion for animals extends to all animals, including sharks, and he’s a man willing to confront cruelty wherever it occurs. Last weekend, Nigel Barker joined . . .
This weekend, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) hosted its annual convention, in New Orleans. After the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) proposed a resolution supporting a move away from the confinement of veal calves in tiny stalls, the AVMA House of Delegates referred . . .
Jana Kohl started her trip across the nation six weeks ago in Los Angeles to promote her new book, "A Rare Breed of Love," the story of her adopted dog Baby, a three-legged puppy mill survivor. She’s concluding her tour Monday on the steps of . . .
One year ago today the federal government indicted Michael Vick for activities related to dogfighting. Today a major dogfighting operation was raided in Georgia and a reported kingpin in the underground dogfighting circuit was arrested and charged with felony dogfighting. Between these busts, there’s been . . .
Since the death of the filly Eight Belles in this year’s Kentucky Derby, there’s been a brass-band clamor for reform in the horse racing industry. One of the priority concerns is humane care for the racehorses no longer valued at the track. A recently broadcast . . .