Archive for March, 2012
Today, at an inner-city high school in Philadelphia, The HSUS unveiled a new public service announcement featuring Michael Vick that urges viewers to call our tip line if they have information about illegal animal fighting crimes.
Yesterday, 9-year-old Declan Gregg came to Washington to root out cruelty to animals. He visited The HSUS’s downtown headquarters after a long day on Capitol Hill, where he lobbied for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
Last month, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team made stops in Florida and Pennsylvania to help local law enforcement save dozens of dogs from suspected fighting rings. During a snowstorm in Pittsburgh, we worked with local police and Hello Bully, a rescue group, to save 13 . . .
Humane Society International Rescues 125 dogs in Quebec On Friday, in yet another major victory for our efforts to eliminate gestation crates once and for all, the nation’s second-largest restaurant chain Wendy’s announced that it will require its U.S. and Canadian pork suppliers to outline . . .
Frank Loftus/The HSUS Though the commercial slaughter of young harp seals for their fur isn’t officially slated to begin in Canada for a few more weeks, our team this week has distressing news to report. Earlier than expected, Canadian sealers began killing adult and baby . . .
There’s a notable follow-up today after the president of the California Fish and Game Commission provoked outrage by pushing out a photo of himself grinning as he held up the body of a mountain lion he chased with a pack of dogs, then shot and killed in a trophy hunt in Idaho. Today, state Senator Ted Lieu introduced a bill to ban the use of hounds when hunting or chasing bears and bobcats in California.
Our Animal Rescue Team deployed last week to Jones County, N.C., where we joined with law enforcement and our friends at the SPCA of Wake County to rescue 80 small dogs and puppies. Take a look at our video of the dogs being carried to safety.
The tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio was just the most extreme example of what’s wrong with the state’s policies on private ownership of dangerous exotic animals. Ohio State Senator Troy Balderson has proposed a ban on new acquisitions of big cats, bears, primates, and some other exotic animals.
In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, there was a wave of federal lawmaking for animals, including such well-known statutes as the Animal Welfare Act (1966), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972), and the Endangered Species Act (1973). In 1970 came the Horse Protection Act. That . . .