Archive for March, 2009
It’s been a long fight, and today, we closed another chapter on it. Since the mid-1990s, The HSUS has been working hard to stop as a matter of public policy the abuse of downer cattle—animals too sick or injured to walk. And today, President Obama . . .
Today, another milestone in our campaign against fur. JCPenney, with more than 1,000 stores in 49 states, has become fur-free, making it the first multiple location, traditional department store to be fur-free in stores and on its website. The company is currently fur-free and has . . .
We knew Sarah Palin would be murder on wolves had she been elected, but we expected more of the Obama Administration and its political appointees. While we have had some strong pronouncements for animal protection from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and there are many signs . . .
Last Wednesday we rolled out the results and video of our latest long-term undercover investigation, revealing the troubling mistreatment and long-term confinement of chimpanzees and other primates at the University of Louisiana's New Iberia Research Center, one of the nation's largest primate research laboratories. ABC . . .
On Wednesday The HSUS pulled the curtain back on the mistreatment of primates at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, making video documentation of the treatment of the animals publicly known—with ABC’s "Nightline" breaking the story on Wednesday. . . .
Invasive chimpanzee research is on its way out, and I truly hope the research community comes to an accord with The HSUS and the emerging international consensus that it is time to phase out their use in invasive experiments, paving the way for Congressional passage . . .
Today, I led a press conference at our Washington, D.C. headquarters announcing the details of The HSUS’s latest long-term undercover investigation, at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) near Lafayette, La., one of the nation’s largest primate laboratories. NIRC has been a dead-end destination for . . .
All for a bowl of soup. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Shark Conservation Act of 2009, designed to end U.S. involvement in the monstrous cruelty of shark finning—hacking the fins off a live shark, with the animal then thrown overboard to die. . . .
The HSUS lost one of its most remarkable supporters this weekend. And the nation lost one of its most familiar and influential and compassionate voices. On Saturday, the legendary radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey, died in Phoenix at 90, less than a year after his beloved . . .