Archive for September, 2009
Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform
I’ve immensely enjoyed watching the Ken Burns series on the history of America’s national parks. My thoughts have been drawn not just to the parks themselves, but also the foresighted people who dared to believe in the concept and pushed successfully for them.
Walk With Us, Wherever You Are
On Oct. 10, the National Mall will go to the dogs for our fourth annual Humane Society Walk for the Animals. Even if you live outside of the D.C. metro area, you can still join us in helping millions of homeless animals by signing up to be a virtual walker.
Justice Dept.: Years of Downed Cow Horrors at Hallmark
As the AP reported yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a new complaint in The HSUS’s ongoing government fraud case against the Hallmark meat processing plant and its owners.
EPA Must Regulate Factory Farm Pollution
Earlier this week we joined with a number of environmental and public health organizations to petition the EPA to regulate air pollution, including greenhouse gases, from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
How “Happy Birthday to You” Can Prevent the Flu
In this entertaining video, The HSUS’s Dr. Michael Greger provides a valuable primer of how flu is spread and how to protect yourself. Enjoy it and please pass it on.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Stopping Animal Hoarders
William Hanson and his wife Tammy are again in trouble with the law—and, as animal hoarders, their pattern of illegal behavior is as highly predictable as it is unsettling.
Talk Back: Crushing Investigation
Readers were shocked and outraged by the results of one of The HSUS’s latest investigations, released on Tuesday, showing a recent resurgence in the animal crush video industry.
Postcards from Our Animal Care Centers
Each of the residents at The HSUS’s animal care centers carries a special story, and today I wanted to give you just a glimpse, sharing a photo from each of the five facilities.
International House of Pain for Egg-Laying Hens
Today we’re launching a national campaign urging IHOP to start switching some of its eggs away from battery cage confinement to cage-free — a modest step that many of the company’s competitors have already taken.
“Crush Video” Investigation Evidence for Federal Law
Today, at an HSUS press conference previewing the U.S. Supreme Court’s examination of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act, I was brought to tears as I watched outtakes of several animal crush videos we obtained during an investigation earlier this year.