Archive for April, 2012
In 2004, California lawmakers passed a bill to phase out the cruel force-feeding of ducks and the sale of foie gras if it comes from that inhumane process. Now, the state’s major foie gras producer is advocating an override of the law before it goes into effect this July.
Read today’s dispatch from the ice floes by Rebecca Aldworth, our Canadian director, as she observed the official start of the commercial seal slaughter off the coast of Canada.
American-bred horses are not raised for food. They exist for other purposes―as work horses, show horses, pleasure horses, or racing horses―and are sucked into the slaughter pipeline by unscrupulous killer buyers, who then direct them to foreign-based slaughter plants elsewhere in North America. Horses in the . . .
Kathy Milani/The HSUS In the past week, I’ve written about two incidents that had a transformative effect on our movement: the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina that spurred advances in disaster planning for pets as well as bringing a newfound understanding of the power of . . .
One of the most inspiring speeches I've read in the field of animal protection was Robert Chenoweth's address in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as chairman of the board of the freshly minted Humane Society of the United States, to assembled members in 1955. "We felt, first . . .
After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, the nation was reminded of the power of the human-animal bond. Tomorrow the paperback version of my book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, comes out, and I’m launching the paperback tour in New Orleans because the concept of the book came into such sharp focus as I looked back on the Katrina tragedy.