Archive for January, 2011
More Misdirection from Scammers at CCF
Industries that profit from animal abuse attack HSUS not because we don’t do enough, but precisely the opposite — because, especially from their perch, we do too much. The last thing they want is an organization like HSUS with a strong public reputation, the courage to confront cruelty, and the campaigning tools to match.
Worth a Thousand Words
If you have a great photo of your pet, don’t forget to enter it in the in the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest by Feb. 25. Spay Day is a worldwide event organized by The HSUS, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association to highlight the importance of saving animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats.
Healing and Hope for Rescued Animals
Our dedicated staff at our animal care centers handle, heal, and release or adopt out thousands of animals a year — and it all adds up the largest network of hands-on animal care centers in the nation. Here’s a short video profile of our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.
Talk Back: Lawmakers Off the Deep End
I recently wrote about three reckless pieces of legislation, and many of you weighed in about what you thought was the worst idea. Here is a sampling of your thoughts.
Thanks to You, Another Fur-Free Victory
Yesterday, we encouraged our members and supporters to contact Stein Mart and ask the company to stop selling any animal fur. Within hours, Stein Mart made the decision to go fur-free.
Young Advocates Stand Up for Seals
The next generation of animal advocates is finding creative ways to make a difference for animals, including campaigning against one of the world’s worst spectacles of cruelty to wildlife — the Canadian seal slaughter.
End Dogfighting Program Expands to Philadelphia
Yesterday, we carried out the public launch for our End Dogfighting Philadelphia program. It’s a community-based program that employs community organizers to identify kids involved in dogfighting or at-risk for involvement, turns them on to a positive way of thinking about animals, and pulls them into a program of pit bull training that opens up a new world for them.
A few state lawmakers are setting a new standard of reckless and dunderheaded behavior in introducing several legislative proposals that are truly off the wall. We hope none of these measures will advance beyond the introduction stage, but we’ll be keeping close tabs.
Cage-Free Campaign Takes Wing in Washington State
Today, Washingtonians for Humane Farms filed a proposed initiative petition to halt battery cage confinement in egg production in Washington state. The measure, which would take effect in 2018, would also stipulate that eggs sold in the state must meet that same modest standard once it goes into effect.
The People Have Spoken
Missouri lawmakers have introduced eight bills to gut or repeal Prop B, though voters approved this anti-puppy mill measure just two months ago. I traveled to the state capitol to urge lawmakers to respect the will of the people — the very same people who elect the governor, senators, and representatives in the state.
Talk Back: Our Work in the Field
I’ve recently touched on a few examples of the hands-on work The HSUS does to help animals – from helping pit bulls in Ohio to street dogs in Haiti and even rats by the thousand in a California hoarding case. Here are some of your comments in response.
The HSUS Applauds Companies for Improving Animal Welfare in 2010
The HSUS gave special recognition to six companies with our 2010 Corporate Progress Awards, praising their efforts to advance animal welfare in 2010. The winners include: Burger King; Compass Group; Innolytics; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Subway; and Unilever.