Archive for November, 2010
Finding Sanctuary in South Africa
Today I want to tell you about our global affiliate Humane Society International’s work with the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa and extend a personal invitation to you to join us at the sanctuary.
Today, a member of The HSUS filed a class action lawsuit, on behalf of consumers, alleging that Perdue is illegally marketing its “Harvestland” and “Perdue” chicken products as “Humanely Raised” in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and other laws.
More than Pardons: A Thanksgiving Wish for Turkeys
This week HSUS took a look into one other grim facet of industrial turkey production.
Breaking the Cycle of Horse Roundups
There is a raft of major horse welfare issues in America, and one of the most important is the treatment of wild horses and burros on our federal lands. These horses are living symbols of the American West, yet too many horses are rounded up . . .
TV Time for Our End Dogfighting Campaign, One “Lucky” Dog
The HSUSBenjamin Sykes and Lucky. We all know it’s important to pass laws to prevent cruelty. But what happens when the perpetrators aren’t hardened criminals, but misguided kids who grew up thinking dogfighting is normal? Most kids have an instinctive connection to animals. But in . . .
Breaking: Bill to Ban Crush Videos Passes Congress, On to President Obama
Today, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to legislation to ban the creation, sale and distribution of obscene animal crush videos, the culmination of an intensive effort that began on April 21 of this year—the day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the . . .
Country’s Clucking About Cruelty of Cage Confinement, Food Safety Risks
A day after our press conferences in Washington, D.C. and Houston detailing the findings of our undercover exposé of Cal-Maine, the nation’s largest egg supplier, it’s obvious that the press and the public are coming to the subject with an elevated understanding of the connection . . .
Shocking, Unacceptable Conditions Revealed at Nation’s Largest Egg Producer
An HSUS investigator has gone undercover again to take a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions of laying hens confined in battery cages—in this case, at a facility run by Cal-Maine, the largest egg producer in the country with 26 million birds under its control. . . .
Reading Roundup: Six New Book Recommendations
There has been a remarkable surge in publishing about animals within the last decade. They range from the practical to the awe-inspiring, and I’d like to tell you today about just a few of the books that I’ve scanned or read recently. If you’re looking . . .
In Harm’s Way for Wildlife: Conservation Officer Killed in Line of Duty
Even compared with some of the most hazardous jobs in the law enforcement field, game wardens face tremendous risk. Their job is also one of the most difficult, given that so few officers must police hundreds of millions of acres. The degree of difficulty is . . .
Talk Back: Big Votes, Big Wins for Animals
As of this morning, The HSUS is currently ranked #1 in the Pepsi Refresh Project. There are more than 1,000 charities competing for two $250,000 awards, and the top two vote-getters receive the quarter million dollar award for projects outlined by the organizations. The grant . . .
In Memory of Dr. Dean Wyatt: A Courageous Voice Against Cruelty
Most of us have had the fortunate experience of meeting individuals, at one point or another in our lives, who demonstrated integrity and commitment of the highest order. For those of us at The HSUS who had the privilege of working with him, Dr. Dean Wyatt was such a person.