Archive for December, 2010
We’ve had a strong year on animal protection in state legislatures, just the latest indicator of forward movement in the policy-making realm for our cause. This year, 97 new state laws and regulations were enacted to protect animals, and since 2005, it’s been 537 laws . . .
In the few weeks since Proposition B was passed by Missouri voters, a handful of Missouri lawmakers have stated they will file legislation to gut the language of the measure. The HSUS and our coalition partners are busy reminding lawmakers that they should respect the will of the one million voters who favored Prop B.
Breaking news: I am so pleased to report that President Obama today signed into law the measure advanced by The HSUS to outlaw the creation, sale, and distribution of animal crush videos. This is a great victory for us, less than eight months after the . . .
A recent report by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests feral cats be shot or be captured in body-crushing traps as a means to “control” them. Not surprisingly, this report, which began as an exercise for an undergraduate class, has caused a predictable firestorm, and rightly . . .
Last week, we came to the aid of more than 120 puppy mill dogs in Indiana, thanks to the collaborative work of state and local authorities, area humane organizations, Maddie’s Fund, and our incredible HSUS staff, led by our Indiana state director, Anne Sterling.
A law recently passed in Suffolk County, New York to require people convicted of cruelty to animals to register with a publicly accessible website or face jail time and fines. This idea has surfaced in several other states this past year, including California, Rhode Island, . . .
The cause of protecting animals lost two tremendous public servants recently, and today, we honor the memory of these civil servants with your thoughts and expressions of condolence. Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was shot and killed by a poacher, reminding us . . .
In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing with you several stories of animal survivors who were saved through the efforts of The HSUS this year. Though the stories have their heartbreaking side, every story ends happily—with concerted action resulting in lives being saved. The HSUS . . .