Archive for December, 2010
1,000 Reasons to Celebrate
We’ve reached a milestone here at HSUS. In 2008 we launched our Puppy Friendly Pet Stores program – to encourage pet-shop retailers to make it their corporate policy not to sell puppies and to educate interested customers about how to get a puppy from a . . .
The Bull with a Lion’s Heart
The 200 dogs rescued from Ohio lived almost their entire lives at the end of a chain.
Thanks to You, Animal Survivors Thrive in 2010
Take heart in the animals you’ve helped us save this year …
Holiday Greetings and Gratitude
It’s a tradition this time of year to pause and reflect. It’s also a time to look ahead. For me, it’s a moment to convey my pride in you—in each of you who stood up for animals in 2010. I begin by expressing my great . . .
Our Detractors’ Wishes Aren’t Granted… Again
We’ve been officially notified that The HSUS was the top vote-getter in last month’s Pepsi Refresh challenge, where more than 1,100 outstanding charities competed for cash grants in several categories to advance their good works. The HSUS developed an animal rescue proposal—to allow us to . . .
2010 Victories Video: See What You Helped Make Possible
Our victories are many, but our progress is only possible because of you. Today, I share with you this four-minute video featuring some of our major achievements this year.
Advances Against Gruesome Shark Finning, Animal Fighting
Another December Victory: The Congress today gave final approval to legislation to stop the gruesome practice of shark finning in American waters. It’s the third great outcome for our cause in the lame-duck session of this Congress. I reported on Monday that President Obama signed . . .
President Signs Fur Labeling Law; See Second Chance’s Survival Story
News Alert: President Obama this week signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, which The HSUS advocated for after a series of our investigations revealed that major retailers and manufacturers were selling fur-trimmed garments that were unlabeled, incorrectly described as faux fur, or labeled as . . .
Saved from Starvation: 43 Horses Rescued in Texas
The HSUS is constantly in motion—whether the goals are public policy reforms, improved corporate practices, public awareness, or animal care and rescue. In The HSUS’s latest animal rescue deployment, this week we helped to remove 43 horses in dire need in east Texas—emaciated, ailing, and . . .
Michael Vick and Having a Pet
It’s too soon for Michael Vick to have a dog. Pet-keeping is a privilege and he lost that privilege when he committed atrocious acts of cruelty in the months and years before his arrest in 2007. As part of his federal sentencing, the court rightly . . .
HSUS Video Shows Why Smithfield Must Recommit to Crate Phase-Out Timeline
I’ve just finished a press conference I conducted in Washington, D.C. to announce the findings of our latest investigation into the treatment of animals on industrial farms. We held simultaneous events for the media in Norfolk, Va. and in central Virginia at the Richmond SPCA, . . .
C.S. Lewis: ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Author, Advocate for Animals
Through his writings and through the creative works like the popular Chronicles of Narnia films that followed from them, C.S. Lewis remains a very relevant figure for animal welfare today.