Archive for 2010
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B. In campaigning against the measure, the Missouri Farm Bureau leveled an array of false charges against Prop B and also against The Humane Society of the United States, which worked to pass Prop B. I write to address these charges and to set the record straight.
Today I wanted to post some follow-up to a blog I shared here in July, about the mighty wolverine and the threats the animal faces from disturbance, habitat fragmentation and climate change. I’ve just learned that PBS’s popular Nature series will profile the species this . . .
This video will break your heart, and that doesn’t really say enough. Proceed carefully, but please proceed if you can — because from this achingly sad story it’s possible to do some good for untold thousands of dogs caught in the cruel teeth of dogfighting.