Archive for December, 2009
Horse Slaughter: Not Tolerated
I was delighted to learn this week that the New York Racing Association has just instituted an anti-slaughter policy, with penalties for those who either directly or indirectly sell a horse for slaughter. And The Tennessean, one of the state’s largest newspapers, comments today on the horse slaughter issue
Your Lunch Money: USDA Spends Millions on Spent Hens
USA Today yesterday reported on another USDA purchasing program that serves Big Agriculture — purchasing meat for federal food programs from “spent” egg-laying hens.
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Part Three
For the third and final day, I devote my blog to an extended interview with Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA.
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Part Two
Today I bring you part two of a three-part interview with Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA, about her shelter’s vigorous efforts to reduce and ultimately eliminate the killing of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in the entire Richmond area.
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Richmond SPCA
I asked Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA, to answer questions about the broader no-kill debate. Tune in to the blog in the coming days to see the complete interview.
Greetings from Bhutan: Saving Street Dogs
Recently, Andrew Weinstein, a member of the board of directors of The HSUS, was vacationing in Asia and stumbled across our spaying and neutering work in the remote Bumthang valley of central Bhutan.
Survivor Stories: Fay’s Rescue
Over the next few weeks, through a series of videos, we’ll introduce you to four of the animal survivor stories that most moved us this year. Today, you’ll meet Faye.
Fenced-In Elk Killing Off Target in Colorado
About half of all U.S. states have restricted captive hunting for mammals. In Colorado, however, not only are captive hunts legal, in one case it’s even state funded.
Alligator Skin Market Slinks Away
Yesterday, The New York Times published a front-page story about the travails of the alligator farming business in Louisiana.