Archive for 2013
At The Humane Society of the United States, we have assembled a highly qualified professional staff, with different types of expertise and experience, to conduct the vital work of animal protection. Among these experts, we are blessed to have a growing cohort of veterinarians . . .
Eighty dogs are finally free. During the course of a two-year-long investigation into narcotics trafficking, authorities in northeastern North Carolina fell upon a major dogfighting operation. In the end, authorities seized dozens of dogs and arrested two alleged perpetrators. Pasquotank County Sheriff’s OfficeOne of 80 dogs . . .
The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative public service advertising campaign between The HSUS and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of PSAs, the Ad Council, has partnered with NBC’s TODAY Show for a series of television ads featuring TODAY’s anchors advocating on behalf of four . . .
Jennifer Kunz/The HSUS/FFA Oklahoma was one of the last states to outlaw cockfighting (a feat finally accomplished thanks to an HSUS ballot initiative there about a decade ago), but it was one of the first states to outlaw the slaughter of horses for human consumption. . . .
In the run-up to today’s opening events for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer did some major reporting about the startling obstructionism of the American Kennel Club on animal welfare issues. It’s not . . .
The Nature Communications report attempting to quantify the toll that cats take on wildlife made front-page news this past week. The HSUS weighed in strongly, as an organization deeply committed to wildlife and to cats. We have closely examined this very question and suggested best . . .
Social reform isn’t self-executing – it takes work. On the legislative front – just one small part of The HSUS’ strategic matrix – we’ve seen major progress in the last two decades. States have enacted felony-level penalties for dogfighting, cockfighting, and other forms of malicious cruelty; . . .
At The Humane Society of the United States, we take a comprehensive approach to animal protection. We come to the aid of animals in crisis and we focus on preventing cruelty. In addition, a critical part of our mission is to enable individuals and organizations . . .
*Editor’s Note: The ABC World News and Nightline broadcasts have been rescheduled. Please check Wayne’s Facebook page for updates. ABC News will air an investigative report on two emerging trends of interest to every animal advocate and every American consumer: animal agriculture reforms driven by . . .
Last week I shared tremendously exciting news that a National Institutes of Health working group made sweeping recommendations to phase out all current biomedical research grants involving chimpanzees in laboratories, to end chimpanzee breeding, and to retire the vast majority of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries. . . .