Archive for July, 2011
I am in the Midwest this week for the latest stretch of the book tour—in Des Moines last night, in Omaha today, and in Chicago tomorrow. All of these cities have had storied roles in the history of animal agriculture, with their stockyards coming to . . .
Our Animal Rescue Team helped remove 54 Labrador retrievers from a Vermont puppy mill, working with the Vermont State Police, the Humane Society of Chittenden County, and the Franklin County Humane Society.
Our Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon, run in partnership with the Fund for Animals, is one of our five animal care facilities. Many of the horses there were formerly used to produce an estrogen replacement drug called Premarin, but they are now living the good life at Duchess.
Our End Dogfighting programs in Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia reach out to at-risk youth to offer them alternatives to dogfighting and help them develop the right tools and knowledge to care for their pets. The approach is based on proven violence prevention techniques, and its . . .
Within the last decade or so, the legal landscape related to animal fighting has changed dramatically for the better. Today, Michael Vick joined me on Capitol Hill for The HSUS’s latest offensive to fortify the federal law against both dogfighting and cockfighting.
The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust conserves habitat at 100 permanent wildlife sanctuaries in 38 states and eight foreign countries. Take a look at the WLT’s 2010 annual report for great stories about new sanctuaries in California, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, and Texas.
This week, Humane Society International is attending the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission. We’ll continue to pursue a broad agenda of making our oceans safer and more humane for marine mammals and other creatures.