Archive for April, 2011
Breaking News: More than 130 Neglected Arabian Horses Rescued
Today, our Animal Rescue Team and equine experts are in eastern Maryland saving more than 130 Polish Arabian horses suffering from severe neglect. We found many emaciated horses lacking adequate food and suffering from serious parasite infestations and overgrown hooves.
Talk Back: Helping Pit Bulls and Purebreds
Today I’m posting some of your thoughts about Abby the rescued pit bull’s adoption story, and the issue of reckless breeding of purebred dogs creating genetic and hereditary problems.
Missouri Governor Signs Bill to Undo Prop B, amid Big Ag’s Efforts to Deter Animal Protection
The battle over puppy mills and factory farms rages today. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon just signed SB 113 to repeal Prop B, and lawmakers in Iowa, Florida, and Minnesota are trying to make it illegal to document cruelty at farms and puppy mills.
A Horse and Her Foal Miraculously Saved from Slaughter
Seventeen horses who survived a crash on their way to a slaughterhouse are safe after Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue and The HSUS worked to secure their release. One of the mares was pregnant and recently gave birth to a healthy foal.
Chorus of Outrage over Dogfighting Smartphone Application
The Internet is rife with outrage over a mobile app that simulates the experience of raising dogs to fight and setting them against one another. We must exhibit a zero-tolerance policy for this branding of dogfighting as a socially acceptable enterprise.
Rescued Pit Bull Brings Love to Her New Family
Last year, The HSUS cared for 200 dogs from a suspected fighting operation in Ohio and worked to place many of the animals with rescue groups across the country. A mother dog from the “Ohio 200” recently found a new home through Casa Del Toro Pit Bull Rescue.
Perhaps the Biggest Dog Welfare Issue of All
One of the biggest dog welfare issues is the reckless breeding of purebred dogs, which produces an incredible laundry list of inherited disorders, congenital health problems, and welfare concerns for the animals. The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy will tackle the subject at a conference from April 28-29.
Help Rabbits by Leaving Them Out of the Easter Basket
Rabbit aficionado Adam Goldfarb, the director of HSUS’s Pets at Risk program, explains why bunnies don’t belong in your Easter basket, though they can be great companions if you decide you’re ready to adopt.
Missouri Deal Would Leave Dogs Out in the Cold
Yesterday, a “compromise” on Missouri’s Prop B was announced between some traditional political adversaries. The HSUS, the ASPCA, and Best Friends Animal Society don’t believe that the arrangement reached yesterday adequately protects the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.
On the Air: Ellen Lends Her Voice to Help Animals
Today, I was pleased to be a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ show to talk about my new book, The Bond, and the outrageous effort in Missouri to undo Prop B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.
Talk Back: Puppy Mill Dogs, Trophy Hunting in the Spotlight
Today, the floor is yours on the issue of puppy mills and on the trophy hunting gambit by the CEO of GoDaddy.com.
‘Ag Gag’ Laws Would Punish Whistleblowers, Protect Animal Abusers
Today, A.G. Sulzberger of The New York Times reports on the latest efforts by agribusiness interests and their legislative allies to keep the public in the dark about the realities of factory farming. I wrote last week about the series of bills, introduced in Florida, Iowa, . . .