Archive for 2008
Mimi, atop a tower of donated food. Twelve-year-old Mimi Ausland launched a website to collect food for animals at the local humane society; 7-year-old Brianna Zeiberg asked for donations instead of presents at her birthday party and raised more than $1,300; 15-year-old Ayna Agarwal founded . . .
The HSUS is a big-tent organization. We welcome you into the family of animal protectors if you demonstrate any concern for our fellow creatures—whether promoting spaying and neutering, donating to help animals during disasters, writing letters to lawmakers or corporations, or eating lower on the . . .
© The HSUS/MilaniSee Scotlund’s video message. You’ve heard from Scotlund Haisley several times here on the blog since he joined The HSUS in January to head our Emergency Services team. Yesterday he arrived back at our headquarters after leading The HSUS’s care of animals evacuated . . .
In any social movement, there must always be a robust discussion about tactics and strategy. That discussion is especially important in the cause of animal protection, with its many cultural, economic, and philosophical complexities. Our movement is a mosaic, not a monolith, and that’s the . . .
© The HSUS/MilaniA dog is evacuated from New Orleans in advance of Gustav. This weekend as Hurricane Gustav brewed off the Gulf Coast we saw many of the major news outlets—NBC Nightly News, Reuters, USA Today, and more—run stories about the new evacuation procedures put . . .
Members of our Emergency Services team and our regional offices have been in Parkersburg, W.Va. since Saturday, overseeing the largest puppy mill rescue operation in state history. All 927 dogs and puppies rescued from the Whispering Oaks Kennel have been examined by veterinarians, given medical . . .
Fifty years ago today President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) into law, remarking to a group of congressmen: “If I relied on my mail, I would think that the country is concerned only about humane slaughter.” The enactment of . . .
Last week, I wrote about the efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Egg Board to spend money illegally in an attempt to influence the vote on Proposition 2—this fall’s California ballot measure that seeks to ban the intensive confinement of veal . . .