Archive for 2008
The cascading bad news about our economy, with unemployment rising toward 7 percent, dramatic layoffs (half a million jobs in November), and an official declaration of recession, could have dire import for the nonprofit sector, including The HSUS. Like all charities, we rely upon the . . .
In these hard economic times, state and local officials should not try to balance budgets by adding to the suffering of animals. That’s just common sense. But sometimes common sense isn’t enough. For instance, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, obviously desperate to scrounge up new revenue . . .
We as a nation are adept at sidestepping big problems. Take the mortgage crisis. Or look at how we kept pandering to the Detroit carmakers and how we failed to get them to raise their fuel efficiency standards. Japanese carmakers grew their market share because . . .
© iStockphoto If you scan the journals and newsletters of our political adversaries—the NRA, the Center for Consumer Freedom, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, the United Egg Producers, the National Animal Interest Alliance, and a phalanx of others—you'll see that The HSUS is top of mind . . .
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 . . .
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. © . . .