Archive for March, 2010
The Triumph of Fake Fur
All of us at The HSUS, and many leaders within the fashion world, were more than a bit surprised — and delighted — when Karl Lagerfeld revealed that all of the fur on the models at his recent Paris runway show was fake.
Mississippi Mess: 180 Dogs and Cats Rescued
Three rescue missions in three states over four days: That was the assignment of our Animal Rescue team over the past week. After rescuing 120 cats from a suspected hoarding situation in Tennessee and 90 dogs from a puppy mill in New Jersey on Saturday, HSUS staff headed straight to Mississippi, where 180 dogs and three cats needed reprieve from deplorable conditions.
Talk Back: Farm Animal Advocacy
For decades, The HSUS has witnessed with great distress the harsh turn Big Agriculture has taken toward animals. Readers weighed in on some of my recent blogs on the subject.
Dogs of Valor: Vote for the People’s Hero
The HSUS’s Dogs of Valor awards celebrate the human-animal bond by honoring dogs who have engaged in remarkable acts of altruism, courage, and intelligence. Enjoy this year’s stories and, before 5:00 p.m. ET this Friday, March 12, be sure to vote for the one dog who you think is most extraordinary.
With the Assist: The HSUS Helps Save 200 Dogs and Cats
The HSUS provides more hands-on care to animals than any group in the nation, and that work was in evidence this past weekend, when we joined with local humane organizations on rescues of dogs and cats in dire straits in New Jersey and Tennessee.
The Case Against Captive Whales
The HSUS has warned the public for years about the risks for orcas and their handlers in holding the world’s biggest predators in captive settings for SeaWorld acrobatic performances.
Action Needed to Better Enforce Humane Slaughter Act
The star witness at yesterday’s Congressional hearing before the House Oversight Committee’s Domestic Policy Subcommittee was a tall, mild-mannered public health veterinarian who has been employed with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for more than 18 years.
Leapfrog: States Respond to Threat of Turtle, Frog Trade
The California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to prohibit the importation of non-native turtles and frogs into the state for sale at live animal markets.
Legacy of An Early HSUS Leader: John Hoyt
It is impossible to overestimate John Hoyt’s imprint on The HSUS. In 27 years of dedicated service, he put together the team that made a good organization a great one, and he established a standard of excellence and hard work that continues to motivate and inspire.
A Picture of Our Work, Protecting All Animals
The Humane Society of the United States doesn’t help just one kind of animal. We’re in business to protect them all, and we’ve been dedicated to that principle since the day of our founding — Nov. 22, 1954.
Toxic Neighbor: Families Suffer Near Egg Factory Farm
In the run-up to the vote on Proposition 2 in California, we were particularly appalled by the harm caused to the community by an egg factory farm in the state’s Central Valley. Here is a report from Jennifer Fearing, our California senior state director.