Archive for June, 2010
Today has been a whirlwind experience—the second day of extensive field assessment of what’s occurring with the oil spill in the Gulf. Michelle Riley/The HSUSSen. David Vitter, R-La., hosted today's assessment. Yesterday, I picked up globules of oil on Orange Beach in Alabama and surveyed . . .
A story recently came my way of a lucky dog, Loui, who was adopted through The Shelter Pet Project. The way Loui arrived in his new home is the perfect example of how this unprecedented advertising campaign can help local shelters and rescue groups achieve their mission of protecting animals, boost pet adoptions, and ultimately help eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals.
The HSUS has assembled an expert team to assess the oil spill’s impact on birds, marine mammals and other wildlife and we’ll be working to identify any gaps that exist in the current response and to prepare for the long-term effects of this cataclysm.
Today I post your comments on two undercover investigations that have exposed disturbing treatment of farm animals—dairy cows, specifically. First, on Friday I reported that two former plant workers at Bushway Packing, Inc. in Vermont, who were captured on video by an HSUS undercover investigator . . .
There is big news concerning an ongoing class action lawsuit accusing the nation’s major battery cage egg producers of conspiring to use questionable animal welfare standards to both squeeze birds into tiny cages and squeeze American consumers by illegally fixing prices. The HSUS In what . . .
Yesterday our Animal Cruelty and Fighting campaign was in South Carolina assisting the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in a raid on what is perhaps the largest operational cockfighting pit in that state. Sheriff’s deputies charged 85 people with illegal cockfighting and seized $15,854 in gambling . . .
There have been a series of investigations at factory farms and slaughter plants in the last few years—conducted by The HSUS and other animal organizations—and authorities are treating these matters more seriously than ever. Today, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell issued arrest warrants for two . . .
Today, Humane Society International and The HSUS, together with actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are asking supporters to take action to save whales—again. Nearly a quarter century after the moratorium on commercial whaling took effect, the threat to whales worldwide has . . .
Two of the people I was so pleased to see and spend time with at this year’s HSUS Animal Care Expo were Daniella Granda and Fernando Moreno, the leaders of Grupo Caridad: Asociación Protectora de Animales, a humane organization based in Lima, Peru.
In a detailed story on Sunday, Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson previewed one of the flashpoints in the debate over confining laying hens in battery cages. The story provides plenty of evidence that confining hens in small cages is worse for birds and for the . . .