Archive for November, 2008
Thanks Be to Good
If you were to sit in my chair as president of The HSUS, you’d get an unobstructed view of the human spirit and character. The fact that a group like The HSUS exists at all—and happens to be one of the world’s most powerful advocacy . . .
Puppies for Sale, er, Adoption
These days, the industries we quarrel with don’t even try to engage The Humane Society of the United States head-on regarding animal cruelty. They bob and weave and attempt to take the conversation in some other, irrelevant direction. And that, friends, leads to some strange . . .
Let’s Be Fur Sure
Earlier today, The HSUS filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court against six of the nation’s largest retailers and fashion designers—Andrew Marc, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s (which also owns Bloomingdale’s), Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, and Neiman Marcus—for their failure to act like responsible businesses. © . . .
Listen In: “Food Politics” on NPR
Today, at 1 p.m. Eastern time, I am scheduled to appear on "The Kojo Nnamdi Show"—a serious-minded talk show broadcast out of the Washington D.C. National Public Radio affiliate. I think we’ll have a wide-ranging discussion on the work of the issue. Kojo invited me . . .
Barking Mad About Puppy Mills
Since our announcement yesterday making public the results of our latest puppy mill investigation, the message of puppy mill cruelty has been front and center across the country. Our 8-month investigation exposes Petland, Inc. as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. With approximately . . .
Puppy Mill, Inc.
There is a chill in the air today in Washington, D.C. that is a reminder of the coming holiday season. That means pet stores across the country are gearing up to cash in on the busiest puppy-buying season of the year. But for those who . . .
Woe in Sheep’s Clothing
No one organization, even one as large as The HSUS, can fight animal cruelty all on its own. There are a number of outstanding animal protection groups out there, many that we regularly team up with to advance critical campaigns. One of our most frequent . . .
Paw & Order: Special Sniffers Unit
Here at The HSUS, we’re fortunate to have the generous support of so many celebrities and public figures who are passionate about speaking up for animal protection. One of those voices, Judge David Young, is just wrapping up a series of pet-centric episodes on his . . .
Evolve or Die
If you want a case example of bad management in big business—rigid adherence to the status quo, lack of innovation—look no further than the current circumstance of American car companies, columnist Tom Friedman wrote in The New York Times last week. While Japanese car makers . . .
Ad to Adoption
If the humane movement had a signature issue, it would be the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in shelters. The numbers have been moving in our direction, with The HSUS and other animal protection groups spurring steady progress through legislation, education, and sterilization. Euthanasia . . .
Coming of Age for Animals
My work is a world of contrasts. I see the worst cruelty and the people who perpetrate it. And I also see the best people, who use their talents to do good. Tracie Hotchner is one of the best people. She’s assembled tremendous information for . . .
Portrait of a Pet’s Love
All animals have a story to tell and perhaps no one can tell their story more boldly than Ron Burns. Bursting with a kaleidoscope of colors, Ron’s animal portraits have helped put a face to abandoned animals, and heroic ones as well. A great friend . . .