Archive for July, 2010
The wolverine, in the words of various protagonists in Doug Chadwick’s “The Wolverine Way,” is “badass,” “the coolest of carnivores,” “big heart and lungs and souped-up metabolism,” and “a life support system for a set of legs.” No one sums it up better than veterinarian . . .
A few weeks ago, in celebration of Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog to Work Day, I posted a photo of office dog Brandy (who dons the same name as one of my childhood dogs) and asked you to offer caption suggestions. Here are my ten favorites.
Two editorials in the past couple of days—both ringing calls for greater protection for animals—provide a study in contrasts. One, in The New York Times, celebrates change in agriculture, where the industry was part of the process of reform. The other, in the Raleigh News . . .
You already like her music, and now you’ll like her cause. This week we were so excited to launch a new TV ad featuring Sheryl Crow with her rescued horses and dogs, speaking about The HSUS’s work confronting animal cruelty and asking people to get involved.
The Los Angeles Times’ animal blog L.A. Unleashed recently launched a monthly five-question interview series featuring voices from all across the animal protection movement. My thoughts on what happened in June affecting animals, what to watch for in July and how to get involved were . . .
I just got the very exciting news from California that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed A.B. 1437, a bill backed by The HSUS that requires that starting in 2015 all shell (whole) eggs sold in California must come from hens who were able to stand . . .
As the Deepwater Horizon rig continues to spill oil into the Gulf, its impact is expanding—both in physical area and species type. That includes companion animals. This week The HSUS transported 33 dogs from two overcrowded animal shelters in Louisiana to the Washington, D.C. area, where rescue groups offered to help the dogs find new loving homes.
The agreement forged yesterday between The HSUS, agricultural organizations, and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is, in my mind, an agreement in its collective form that constitutes the single biggest ever animal welfare package I’ve seen in our movement.