Archive for January, 2012
Time to Get the Lead Out in Iowa
Lead has been known as a toxic metal for at least 2,000 years, and lead ammunition was banned for waterfowl hunting decades ago. The current battleground over lead ammunition is Iowa, which in 2011 took the unfortunate step of overturning its long-standing ban on the shooting of mourning doves.
Helping Animals in Haiti, Two Years after Devastating Earthquake
It’s been two years since a massive earthquake demolished so much of Haiti, and the impoverished nation has been struggling to rebuild. When it comes to animals, there’s been a very meaningful impact, thanks to the kindness of our supporters, the strategy behind our response, and our partner organizations.
Cooperation Leads to Bust of Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
There’s some big news on the wildlife trafficking front today, with the arrest of a dozen individuals in California and Nevada as part of an enforcement action made possible in part by the work of HSUS volunteers, who cooperated with federal wildlife police and scoured . . .
Seals on Thin Ice: Canada’s Slaughter Must Stop
For years, The Humane Society of the United States has been at the forefront of a global movement to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter. A new study featured in the New York Times’ environment blog today highlights the devastating impacts of climate change on harp . . .
Talk Back: Victories and Continuing the Fight against Horse Slaughter
Recently, you’ve taken heart from our accomplishments for animals and have had a lot to say about the problem of horse slaughter. Here are some of your comments.
‘War Horse’ and the Ties that Bond
Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is a must-see film. You’ll be inspired by the seemingly unbreakable bond between a young man and his horse—but also by flashes of human kindness that carry the story forward.