Archive for February, 2009
In 1985, I worked four months at Isle Royale National Park, an archipelago in the middle of Lake Superior best known for its moose and wolves. Since the 1950s, it’s been something of a laboratory for the study of predator-prey relationships. Because of its isolation, . . .
Last January here on the blog I announced the creation of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), an HSUS affiliate that allows veterinarians with a keen interest in animal welfare to advance hands-on and advocacy programs to help animals. While we enjoy strong relations . . .
Not surprisingly, we are seeing more evidence of the factory farming industry’s counter-maneuvers to Proposition 2—the California ballot measure approved in a landslide vote in November that stops the inhumane confinement of egg-laying hens, calves raised for veal, and breeding pigs in small cages and . . .
Tomorrow, after a dizzying array of delays and obstructionist tactics that have persisted for more than eight years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will finally stand trial in federal district court in D.C. over charges that the world’s most famous circus cruelly mistreats . . .