Archive for January, 2013
Before Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the United States, they did the same to Haiti, setting back the hapless nation in dramatic ways after the devastation delivered by the earthquake of January 2010. Kathy Milani/HSUSA Haitian veterinarian gets trained on equine . . .
You don’t have to show blood and guts to make an emphatic anti-fur statement. That’s the principle behind our exciting new anti-fur video with actor and animal advocate Woody Harrelson. You can watch every second of it without seeing animals in steel-jawed leghold traps or . . .
In the first major win for animals of 2013, Taiwan has banned trade in marine mammals and their products. This is a huge victory in the protection of marine mammals of all kinds, but especially for the baby seals who are the targets of the commercial . . .
If you’ve ever rubbed a dog’s belly, met a parrot, or even sprinkled food on the water’s surface in a fish tank, you probably don’t need convincing that animals are conscious beings. Common sense demands recognition of these characteristics. Rescued Macaws at Project Perry in . . .
Last week, I came across a disturbing video and still photos of neatly arranged shark fins on a rooftop in Hong Kong. It almost looked like some symmetrical art and architectural concept – with fins in place of shingles. But it was no green or LEED . . .
Editor’s note: This entry originally appeared on January 3, 2013, and has been re-posted due to technical difficulties. In my blog yesterday, I lamented the general inaction by our Congress on beneficial animal welfare policies during the lame-duck session. But the 112th Congress’ tendency to leave . . .
Numerous news outlets have reported that the 112th Congress was the least productive — as measured by fewest bills passed and signature achievements — since 1947, when such statistics were first kept. Since our Congress has been dysfunctional for so long, that’s really saying something. . . .