Archive for June, 2011
Last week, I told you about an Animal Planet special featuring a new HSUS investigation into captive hunts, where trophy hunters pay to shoot tame, fenced-in animals. Lawmakers have introduced legislation to outlaw the practice.
Botox manufacturer Allergan announced last week that it has developed a new procedure that avoids using animals in testing this product. This follows a seven-year effort by The HSUS and our partners encouraging Allergan to replace the Lethal Dose 50 test.
We hear or read comments every day in the press from Members of Congress from both parties about the need to reduce government spending, because of our nation’s multi-trillion dollar deficit. The budget crisis is so severe that even iconic programs that benefit millions of . . .
It’s important to cultivate within ourselves the right sorts of values when it comes to animals, and that we put these beliefs into action. That’s the very purpose of The HSUS—to promote a collective consciousness in society about animals and to push for tangible progress . . .
Last night’s Animal Planet Investigates piece on our captive hunting undercover work exposed an ugly subculture of the hunting industry. It’s bad enough that exotic animals are placed in fenced areas to be shot for a trophy. Add to this that the operators then drug . . .
In The Bond, I point a few fingers at the folks who stand in the way of animal protection. Sure, sometimes it’s a few politicians, but generally they take their cue from special interest groups that make it their business to retard progress on animal . . .
Yesterday, The Virginian Pilot ran an article about Smithfield, the world’s largest pork producer, having posted “record profits” for its latest fiscal year. It’s time for Smithfield to fulfill its commitment to phase out cruel gestation crates for breeding sows.
Today the HSUS Animal Rescue Team helped Caldwell County Animal Control remove nearly 300 dogs from a North Carolina puppy mill. It shows why it’s so important to adopt a dog from your local animal shelter or visit a reputable breeder in person.
Today I’m in Missouri, where the big news is the continuing debate over Prop B and the legislature’s weakening of its core provisions. Although a recent effort to step up enforcement of puppy mill laws is a positive development, it’s not an either-or situation.