Archive for August, 2008
China has a staggering 1.3 billion people. But throughout all of Asia, there are fewer than 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild. Even with a small percentage of Chinese citizens coveting tiger products in traditional Chinese medicine, there is enormous pressure on the declining species . . .
This past week, I campaigned in California for Proposition 2—the November ballot initiative to combat the intensive confinement of certain animals on factory farms. In the middle of the trip was a public forum in San Luis Obispo before several members of the Senate and . . .
At one time, millions of sea turtles migrated along America’s coasts and laid their eggs. Today, all six species found in U.S. waters are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Sea turtles may face extinction during our lifetimes—primarily due to . . .
A number of you have been gratified by our work to preserve wildlife habitat through conservation easements. Here’s what one reader experienced, right in her own backyard: I thoroughly enjoyed your blog on Saving Lives by Saving Land. I have a few bird feeders and . . .
After we joined forces with The Fund for Animals in January 2005, The HSUS formed an in-house Animal Protection Litigation unit—which now boasts more than a dozen full-time attorneys who do nothing but offensive litigation. I wanted a vibrant legal team focused on enforcing animal . . .
The 29th Summer Olympics are set to open this week in Beijing, and millions of non-nationals are trekking there to watch the games. It is a nation known notoriously to animal advocates for its harsh and exploitative treatment of wild and domesticated animals, and it . . .