Archive for 2012
In 2010, The HSUS led a coalition campaign to secure a ballot measure (Proposition B) in Missouri, and although it was unfairly and wrongly weakened by state lawmakers, the law that remained is still one of the strongest in the country, and it’s resulted in . . .
The HSUS’s Pets for Life program reaches out to help people and pets in under-served communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. In Chicago, we focus our efforts on North Lawndale on the southwest side of the city. In addition to lacking many basic . . .
Today, the 74th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration gets under way in Shelbyville, Tenn. This 10-day horse show is generally recognized as the largest, most prestigious event in the industry. As such, it is the focus of controversy surrounding the abuse that trainers inflict upon . . .
Our mission statement is short and to the point: “Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty.” Kathy Milani/The HSUS Holding these two powerful ideas in balance is a perpetual challenge for those of us who care about animals and devote ourselves to their welfare. On one hand, there is . . .
Today, the Los Angeles Times reports on the HSUS-backed bill to stop the inhumane, unsporting, and high-tech practice of hound hunting of black bears and bobcats—where trophy hunters release as many as 20 dogs, often fitted with radio transmitters on their collars, to chase, attack, . . .
I’ve just returned from a tour of the heartland–Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska–where I talked to HSUS supporters, leaders, staff members from other animal welfare organizations, farm groups, and farmers. I visited animal shelters and spay/neuter clinics, and I also got a first-hand look at . . .
Wyoming state legislator Sue Wallis has been talking about opening up a horse slaughter plant on U.S. soil for years–and she began her crusade not long after the last plants were shuttered in 2007. Wallis has been aggressively venue-shopping in recent months. She found her . . .
Shark Week is here again, and as in previous years, it concentrates on the predatory and aggressive behavior of sharks and the blood and gore that goes along with that part of their personalities. They are predators, and that’s what predators do. But there’s a . . .
Today, the Obama administration announced yet another massive give-away to the pork industry–in the form of a $100 million buy-up of surplus pork. This latest government bail-out is in addition to hundreds of millions already given to the pork industry by this administration. It comes as President . . .
Over the last few years, The HSUS has driven major change within multiple sectors of animal agribusiness–and at a pace faster than I could ever have anticipated. Just this year, we’ve seen a slew of major food retailers decide to phase out their purchases of . . .
While The HSUS’s greatest purpose is to prevent cruelty, we and our affiliates do more hands-on, direct animal care work than any other organization. And it’s every kind of creature you can imagine―from rescuing dogs from fights or puppy mills, to contracepting elephants in South Africa . . .
They dubbed themselves the Kill ‘Em All Boyz, and this self-description was spot-on. This group in Washington State poached everything from elk to cougars to bears, and even domestic cats and a dog fell victim to their terrible crimes against animals—perhaps killing more than 100 . . .