Archive for May, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States has been on the ground for more than a week helping animals affected by devastating tornadoes and flooding in the South and Midwest. It’s an important reminder to include your pets in disaster plans.
Our undercover investigations unit has infiltrated dozens of illegal cockfights in Texas over the last year, releasing undercover footage taken throughout the state and prompting three major raids in six months that led to the apprehension of more than 60 suspected cockfighters. Unfortunately, cockfighting thrives in Texas because of loopholes in the law.
Florida lawmakers chose not to enact a proposal to criminalize taking photographs or videos of farm animals. In the wake of so many important cruelty investigations across the nation, the agribusiness industry should be trying to prevent cruelty to animals rather than preventing Americans from learning about it.
The California Fish and Game Commission tabled a proposed expansion of the state’s black bear hunting program. A statewide survey showed that 74 percent of California voters oppose the expansion of black bear hunting while only 17 percent support it.
Since Hurricane Katrina, The HSUS has grown its emergency response capabilities, responding to animal crisis situations all over the country to rescue dogs, cats, horses, and other animals from dire situations. Here’s an update on where our Animal Rescue Team members are in the field right now.