Archive for October, 2008
Two powerful forces converged recently to send readers to their keyboards. One of them is the power of television—with both Oprah and Ellen inviting me to appear on behalf of California’s landmark ballot measure, Proposition 2. The other force, just as powerful, is the suffering . . .
On Tuesday, Oprah airs a debate of sorts on Proposition 2—today’s flashpoint in the larger national debate over factory farming. And tonight, KGO-TV in San Francisco is breaking a new investigation into one of California’s biggest battery cage factory farms. I’ll let you watch the . . .
© Bartley familyBuffy, the Valor Dog of the Year (Companion Dog cateogry) Last week HSUS staff hosted a private awards ceremony for the family of Buffy, a German Shepherd from Oakland, Calif., who was posthumously named the Valor Dog of the Year, the highest honor . . .
I’m convinced we’ll look back 30 or 40 years from now and wonder how our society could have tolerated the appalling abuses of animals on industrialized factory farms. It is a ruthless and miserly system, where animals are treated like things or units of production, . . .
© National GeographicA mother lioness and her cubs from "African Critters." Tender moments between a mother leopard and her two newborn cubs, a startling encounter with a young elephant bull, and a battle between mammoth buffaloes and tiny lion cubs. These are just a few . . .
© The HSUS/RileyAt the National Cathedral’s Sunday Forum. Last Sunday, I was the Forum guest at Washington’s most remarkable church—the awe-inspiring National Cathedral. And yesterday, I was the Forum guest at another marvel of the Episcopal church—San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. I was privileged to have . . .