Archive for March, 2010
Court Rejects Meat Industry Attempt to Thwart Regulation
For decades, the federal government has not only allowed the meat industry to self-regulate, but it’s taken the hard-earned tax dollars of Americans to enrich the industry at every turn. Americans hardly get the best service for the investment.
Cockfighting “Cultural”? Some Hawaii Lawmakers Say So
The House Committee on Tourism, Culture and International Affairs in the Hawaii legislature yesterday took the unbelievable step of voting 4-2 in favor of a resolution recognizing cockfighting as a “cultural activity.”
In Ag Industry, Missouri Puppy Mills Have New No. 1 Fan
As Matt Campbell reported yesterday in the Kansas City Star, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Missouri Pork Association are in a froth over a ballot measure to combat puppy mills, even though the measure has absolutely nothing to do with animal agriculture or their industries.
Faith in Caring for Animals and the Environment
Concern for animals is Biblical, Dr. Matthew Sleeth told me during a 30-minute interview I recently conducted by telephone. The HSUS’s director of Faith Outreach told me I must talk to this brilliant and passionate Evangelical Christian, and I was absolutely energized by our discussion.
CITES Summary: Wildlife Win Some, Lose Some
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora meeting ended today, and the results were mixed, I am sorry to say. Still, I am pleased to report that we achieved new or improved protection for dozens of species affected by international trade.
How The HSUS Helps Local Shelters
Here are a few of the ways we support the work of local shelters and rescues in their efforts to make the world a safer and better one for our cherished companion animals.
Talk Back: 400 Rescue Tails
Earlier this month, The HSUS traveled to three states over four days to give a second chance to nearly 400 dogs and cats living in deplorable conditions. Today I post some of your responses to these missions.
Animal Ovations: Our 24th Genesis Awards Winners
At The HSUS, our mission statement is “Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty,” but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea, specifically by recognizing people in the media and entertainment industry who incorporate animal . . .
Alaska’s Aerial Gunning of Wolves Should Be Grounded
Maybe it’s my particular affection for wolves that causes me to be so outraged by the state of Alaska’s aerial wolf gunning program which resumed this week.
He’s Our Winner, Dagnabit
Dagnabit, a rescued dog in a wheelchair from New Orleans, La., has captured the grand prize in the Judged Category of the 2010 Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest, which all told raised $527,000 to support lifesaving spay/neuter programs.
Adoption A Pot of Gold for Homeless Pets
I found in my inbox today a YouTube clip of a yellow tabby cat, Ranj, “celebrating” St. Patrick’s Day. I thought it would be a good day for all of us to celebrate the joy that our cats and dogs bring into our lives.
Talk Back: Think Outside the Tank
The story of Tilikum continues to generate interest both here at The HSUS and among our followers. Take a look at this new video with Naomi Rose, Ph.D., our lead scientist on marine mammal issues. Also, some reader comments on the issue.