Archive for 2011
The HSUS recently paid out our 100th reward for information leading to a conviction in an animal fighting case. Watch the video of one of the many animals we’ve rescued from illegal fighting, Honey, a wounded pit bull found tied to a heavy chain during a dogfighting raid this summer.
This week, our Animal Rescue Team answered a request for help to give more than 100 dogs in Mississippi the food, shelter, and veterinary care they desperately needed.
Major pork company Smithfield committed to phase out gestation crates for pigs by 2017, but backpedaled on this timeline in 2009. This led to a serious HSUS campaign, including an undercover investigation at one of its factory farms. Read more on today’s positive news on this issue.
Online shopping is a great way to buy holiday gifts, but not to get a puppy or other pet. In a new undercover investigation, The HSUS dug into the world of Internet puppy sellers and found not only the underlying cruelty of puppy mills, but also deceptive sales tactics.
There are thousands of law enforcement officials working to enforce laws against animal cruelty, and we owe them a great debt. San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos, who fights against cruelty in the nation’s largest county, announced a new campaign against cockfighting this week.
We just launched a new Volunteer Center to better serve our volunteers and highlight our range of volunteer opportunities and resources. I hope you’ll consider getting involved in whatever way you can, whether it’s with The HSUS, your local shelter, or other animal groups.
Congress recently chose not to include a ban on funding USDA inspectors at horse slaughter plants in the United States, opening the door for these plants to open here. We need to ban the slaughter of American horses throughout North America by passing the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Please take action today!
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.