Archive for 2010
The HSUS I wrote recently about The HSUS investigation at the Bushway slaughter plant and the brave people involved in bringing the abuse of baby calves to light. Last week, Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced a plea deal with Frank Perretta, one of . . .
It’s very gratifying for me to see the growing number of young people who are stepping up for animals. Whether it’s expressing concern about a neighborhood dog chained day and night, or outrage at the plight of animals on factory farms, young people are getting . . .
I feel a deep sense of relief today, with victory on the puppy mill ballot measure in Missouri behind us. As the votes from rural counties were being posted on the state’s official website, Prop B fell behind, and badly so. At one point, we . . .
We have declared victory in Missouri on Prop B! We are winning now by 38,000, and we expect that margin to increase! What a night for the dogs! Missouri is the number one puppy mill state in America. We now have a pathway to turn . . .
The next few hours are critical for the future welfare of countless hundreds of thousands of animals—from dogs to wildlife. Please join me in the waning hours of the 2010 election season in making the calls and sending the emails to friends, family and acquaintances—and, . . .
Today, Betty White left a warm and positive phone message (listen here) with about a half million Missouri women voters in support of Prop B—a different kind of robocall, given that this campaign tool is so often used to convey harsh and dishonest information about . . .
With just four days until the election, we’re in a last push with coalition partners to spread our critical message to voters in Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota about important statewide citizen’s initiatives on the ballot. Every one of these races is competitive, so . . .
For years The HSUS has called on the USDA to meet its responsibilities and deal with significant and ongoing abuses of horses at the hands of horse show exhibitors. The USDA’s Horse Protection Program is meant to protect these wonderful animals, ensuring that Tennessee Walking . . .
With the battle over Prop B in Missouri in its final week, Missourians for the Protection of Dogs today released a follow-up report to its Oct. 5 exposé on 12 of the worst licensed puppy mills in the state—a “Dirty Dozen” review that leaves no . . .
I wish every lawmaker and statewide official in Ohio could have attended the press conference we conducted today at the Statehouse in Columbus. The collective comments of the speakers provided a devastating case about the utter irrationality and danger of allowing private citizens to keep . . .
This Saturday, Oct. 30, it will be one year since The HSUS’s investigation into the Bushway calf slaughter plant shuttered this Grand Isle, Vt. facility where so many baby cows suffered cruelty that can only be believed if one sees it on our video—extreme electrical . . .
Before sharing your comments today, I wanted to welcome those new blog subscribers who joined during last week’s Humane Domain gift certificate giveaway. Congratulations to our three winners, who have been notified by email. For those of you who didn’t win but perhaps saw something . . .