Archive for 2009
Lots of feedback about last Saturday’s nationwide rallies at 22 Petland stores. Most people are terribly disappointed that Petland continues to try to hide behind false claims. Our eight-month investigation exposed the chain as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. HSUS investigators visited . . .
Even before Michael Vick became familiar to folks who never follow football, The HSUS was thoroughly committed to the task of eradicating animal fighting in America. We’ve strengthened the laws at the state and federal level, and we’ve worked hard to enforce the laws. That’s . . .
In the recognized tradition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, President-elect Barack Obama has asked Americans to devote that day, Monday, Jan. 19, to volunteer service. Mr. Obama, Joe Biden, and their families will do volunteer work in the Washington, D.C. area, just one . . .
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my hope that President-elect Barack Obama would ask his Agriculture Secretary nominee, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, to break the hold of Big Agribusiness on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and to broaden the agency's outlook and . . .
This weekend, as I started receiving reports back from attendees at the 22 Petland stores where The HSUS hosted rallies urging Petland to stop buying dogs from puppy mills, I was so pleased to hear the results. Despite freezing temperatures, snow, and rain in some . . .
Last Friday I posted several of your responses to the story of Granny Annie, a venerable 3-legged Boston Terrier rescued by May Lattanzio. Right away I received another note from May, shedding more light into Annie’s recovery. She writes: I read all your comments to . . .
It’s not often you can pencil "saving puppies" into your weekend plans, but here’s an opportunity. You may remember that The HSUS released the results of an 8-month investigation into Petland last November, exposing the chain as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. . . .
Two weeks ago, meat industry groups announced they’d filed a legal challenge to portions of the upgraded Downed Animal Protection Act in California, passed last year by the state legislature in the wake of our investigation into a southern California slaughter plant formerly called Hallmark/Westland. . . .