Archive for April, 2011
The Missouri House of Representatives just voted 85 to 71 to pass a bill to gut Prop B, the historic puppy mill initiative, with the bill nullifying every core provision of the measure approved by the state’s voters only five months ago. The bill approved by the House is the same one passed by the Senate, and it will soon head to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Today, a broad coalition filed a ballot initiative in Missouri to protect voting rights, and The HSUS will be actively supporting the campaign. If passed in November 2012, this constitutional amendment would require a three-quarters majority of each chamber of the Legislature or another vote of the people to amend a citizen initiative.
Your favorite blog posts from the first few months of 2011 have spanned many of our major programs at the Humane Society of the United States, including puppy mills, animal rescue, factory farming, disaster relief, and animal research issues. Many of you also followed the . . .
After HSUS staff helped uncover an animal fighting operation in Florida and rescue more than 200 animals in a hoarding case in Arizona, meaningful criminal charges were brought in both cases this week.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board voted to phase out the extreme confinement of veal calves, and Missouri Gov. Nixon announced a proposal to provide more than $1 million in additional funding for enforcement of regulations on commercial dog breeding.
The Bond, my new book that goes on sale today, is in many respects a life’s work for me, collecting and condensing the thoughts and experiences of more than two decades of continuous and intense animal advocacy.
Ohio has elected not to extend an emergency order to ban private citizens from acquiring new tigers, bears, chimpanzees, anacondas, and other dangerous wild animals. HSUS issued a report called “Ohio’s Fatal Attractions,” documenting how bad it’s become in Ohio with respect to private ownership of large and powerful wild animals.
Godaddy.com CEO Bob Parsons traveled to Zimbabwe recently to shoot an elephant for a trophy and then released a video in which he is happily grinning over his conquest. The man known for racy Super Bowl ads is spinning his version of the event and trying to morph this selfish act of slaughter into some selfless act of charity.