Archive for November, 2011
More Deception from Con Man Richard Berman
Rick Berman is the king of charity fraud. But now this Beltway con artist has reached a new level of deception.
Bulldogs’ Vet Bills and the Need to Put Dog Welfare First
Breeding for exterior characteristics rather than health and welfare has quietly emerged as one of the leading dog welfare issues in America. Take a look at the cover story in this past Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about the genetic and hereditary problems that afflict English bulldogs.
Exposing the Cruelty of Captive Hunting
At captive hunts, shooters pay for the privilege of killing semi-tame animals, even endangered species, confined within a fenced enclosure. Yet there are still more than 1,000 captive hunting facilities in the United States.
How to Care for More than 60,000 Animals
The HSUS cared for more than 57,000 animals in the first three quarters of 2011, and the number has exceeded 60,000 in the past few weeks. We’re so thankful for your support that makes this possible.
Ohio Task Force Calls for Ban on Dangerous Wild Animals
Yesterday, a task force created by Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued its recommendations for legislative action and recommended a ban on private ownership of these animals, except for accredited zoos and sanctuaries. It’s now time for the legislature to act to prevent more tragedies.
Finding Common Ground: Outdoor Cats and Wildlife
There are times when the protection of one species appears to conflict with the protection of another. Perhaps the most common example is the case of outdoor or feral cats and wildlife.
Opponent of Reforms in Egg Industry Exposed
Viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America this morning woke up to a jolting report on the news of Mercy For Animals’ new undercover investigation into one of the largest egg producers in the country: Sparboe Foods.
Happy Anniversary for Bunnies and Other Animals
The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, which manages the Leaping Bunny Program, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. You can help animals by taking the Pledge to Go Cruelty-Free.
Rescue Story: The Runt of the Litter Blossoms
HSUS personnel who respond to crises involving animals are often charmed by these needy pets. Read a story from our own Michelle Cascio, manager of our Emergency Placement Partners program, about how she fell in love with a shy bulldog puppy named Pink.
New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets
Two years ago, The HSUS, the Ad Council, and Maddie’s Fund launched the Shelter Pet Project to promote the adoption of shelter pets all across the country. Check out our new TV PSAs and other ads released today.
Puppy Mills, Captive Hunts, and Progress for Animals in the News
Every day my colleagues do their best to help all animals, everywhere. In four recent news stories and videos, you can see more about our work to expose puppy mills and captive hunts, to phase out the invasive use of chimpanzees in research, and to make notable progress to protect animals in California.
Time to Transfer All Chimps in Labs to Sanctuaries
Recently, I took a special trip to Chimp Haven outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. It’s a sanctuary for chimpanzees retired from research, with 140 chimps roaming throughout a beautiful, humane, and safe facility.