Archive for January, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.