Archive for September, 2008
Silencing the Guns
There’s always been a special place in my heart reserved for wolves. The book I read over and over again as an adolescent was a hardcover National Geographic title called "Vanishing Wildlife of North America." Staring back at me, on the cover, was the most . . .
From Horrors to Happy Endings
The HSUS is still on the ground in Galveston County, Texas, working to rescue animals stranded by Hurricane Ike. But this weekend several members of our Emergency Services team, many who have been deployed in the field for seven weeks now, were called north—far north. . . .
Talk Back: In Your Words
Yesterday, we released a new flash animation video, "Uncaged," and I emailed it to many of you. But it’s so good, I wanted to remind you to watch it and be sure to pass it along to friends. Today I also wanted to share some . . .
Ellen on Prop 2: “Very Dear to my Heart”
Tomorrow, I’ll appear on "Ellen" to talk about Prop 2. Ellen’s a great HSUS supporter and a devoted animal advocate, and I am so grateful that she’s giving me an opportunity to state the case to her audience about the benefits of Prop 2, also . . .
Oprah’s Update on Puppy Mills
More enlightenment from Oprah… Now just a few weeks into her new season, this Thursday she’ll provide an update on puppy mills. About the episode her website teases, “Our first show was just the tip of the iceberg…why we need you again.” © The HSUS/RileyA . . .
While California’s Prop 2 has been a frequent subject of my blog posts, there’s another important ballot measure slated for a vote this fall. The HSUS is a sponsor of Question 3, the Greyhound Protection Act, in Massachusetts to end greyhound racing. © iStockphoto Working . . .
A Calling for Compassion
Our Animals & Religion program recently launched All Creatures Great and Small, a campaign to remind people of faith about our personal and collective responsibilities to all of God’s creatures. The principles of compassion and mercy and other-centeredness are interwoven in the teachings of all . . .
Help Us Beat Their Deceit
They treat animals like units of production. They overcrowd them and put our food supply at risk. They pollute the land and water. “They” are Big Agribusiness, and they have raised and allocated $10 million to defeat a landmark initiative in California that would ease . . .
Answering the Call
Nearly a week has passed since southeast Texas residents fled from Hurricane Ike. Since Sunday our Emergency Services team has been stationed in Beaumont, Texas (see a map of the area), sheltering animals and conducting rescues in some of the Gulf Coast communities walloped by . . .
A Resounding YES! on Prop 2
One inescapable conclusion in studying the Proposition 2 campaign—the ballot initiative to halt the use of small cages to confine veal calves, breeding sows, and laying hens, and to provide them with room to turn around—is the breadth of our support and the narrowness of . . .
A Film to Seal the Deal
© The HSUS/McFarlandNigel discusses his film with HSUS staff. See more photos > Nigel Barker—professional photographer and a judge on "America's Next Top Model" and one of The HSUS's top spokespersons—was here at our office today near Washington, D.C. to speak to the staff and . . .
To Animals’ Rescue
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, after witnessing firsthand how unprepared the nation was for a disaster of that magnitude and the vulnerability of animals in areas afflicted by disaster, I pledged that The HSUS would dramatically augment its response capacity and be far better . . .