Archive for July, 2009
New Arkansas Felony Animal Cruelty Law Fills Deficit
As of today, the mistreatment of animals in Arkansas, whether by hoarders, puppy millers, cockfighters or others, will be met with a stronger measure of justice, one that is backed by a full array of law enforcement and public officials in the state.
Ignoring the Cow in the Room
In a Washington Post column yesterday, Ezra Klein reminds readers, or in many respects provides primary information to readers, about the connection between our societal demand for meat, egg, and dairy products and climate change.
Ten Things You Missed at Taking Action for Animals
More than 1,000 advocates traveled to Arlington, Va. last weekend to attend The HSUS’s Taking Action for Animals. It was the fifth annual TAFA conference and perhaps our best to date—I’ve captured ten highlights here.
Anti-Dogfighting Training Camp
I thought it would be a good time to show you some photographs of the people directing our End Dogfighting program, and the young men who are learning from it. If Michael Vick wants to become part of the solution, he’ll be in good company.
45 Days of Pigeon Parenting
I had a visitor a couple of months ago who didn’t come through my front door. She swooped down from above and made herself at home on the small deck of my apartment.
Mark Buehrle Pitches Perfect Game, Pets for Life
White Sox ace Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game yesterday. Buehrle and his wife Jamie are spokespersons for our Pets for Life campaign. Here’s his PSA, which we hope more people will get to see now that he’s found such a prominent place in the record books.
Talk Back: Herd on Horses
There was a chorus of excitement from blog readers after the U.S. House passed H.R. 1018, or the ROAM (Restore Our American Mustangs) Act. Do make sure you see how your own representative voted.
Finding Their Paradise
Members of our Emergency Services team and other HSUS staff waded through filth to rescue hundreds of animals in West Oahu, Hawaii.
Loathe Thy Neighbor
Over the weekend, the Kansas City Star reported that a Missouri couple’s lawsuit against a nearby factory farm had been settled for $1.1 million. Strikingly, this is one of some 350 cases involving factory farms and odors in Missouri.
It’s Settled: Animal Research Reports Now Online
According to a settlement reached earlier this month in an HSUS lawsuit against the USDA, animal research facility reports must now be made publicly available online, and in a timely manner.
House Passes Wild Horse and Burro Protections
Today, the House voted handily in favor of a bill, H.R. 1018 introduced by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), to provide sweeping new protections for wild horses and burros inhabiting public lands in the West.
Talk Back: Stop Fighting
You had much to say about last week’s eight-state dogfighting raid—the largest one-day coordination of raids in U.S. history—and today I share some of your enthusiastic comments.