Archive for August, 2011
This week, The HSUS made a $200,000 grant in support of the shelter medicine program at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, which the school launched a few years ago to improve animal care and control work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a former primate researcher, made an outstanding case to phase out the use of chimpanzees in invasive research. Please contact your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative today to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act.
If you’d like to expand your knowledge about animal issues, earn a degree, or pursue a career in animal protection, take a look at Humane Society University’s course offerings and registration for the fall term beginning Sept. 3.
Two celebrity friends of The HSUS are nominated this year for prestigious Do Something Awards from VH1 and DoSomething.org. Please cast your votes today for Nigel Barker and Kristen Bell for their great work to help animals.
Today I want to spotlight the Rural Area Veterinary Services program of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. This video shows our work on a Native American reservation in rural South Dakota, where our professional veterinary teams and volunteer vet students help pets and the people who care about them in an impoverished community.
Yesterday, our Animal Rescue Team helped remove 50 dogs from two alleged dogfighting operations in rural North Carolina. Now the animals are receiving care and enrichment at our emergency shelter, with help from the pit bull rescue group Hello Bully.
On the book tour, so many people have asked me whether we’ll ever succeed in ending the commercial seal hunt in Canada. We’ve made remarkable progress in the last few years, but we cannot relent until the slaughter is ended once and for all.
There are many stories of dolphins saving swimmers, dogs and cats alerting their families to danger, and other animals such as parrots and horses helping people in trouble. These acts of selflessness are a reminder of how much we have in common with animals, and how we have often underestimated them.
Our Animal Rescue Team helped remove 58 dogs from filthy conditions at a Bakersfield, Vermont, puppy mill last week. Here is some of your feedback about the rescue.
Much our work isn’t controversial—our raids on squalid puppy mills, our veterinary programs that help pets on impoverished Native American reservations, or our care centers that treat and rehabilitate horses and wild animals. That said, there’s nothing wrong with being deemed controversial among those involved in factory farming, trophy hunting, and other sectors that harm animals.