Archive for 2013
When I started in animal advocacy as a college student, there was not a great deal of serious-minded journalism on animal protection issues. The topic was fresh and provocative – specifically the notion that we humans were misusing our power over animals and abusing them . . .
During President Obama’s tenure, The HSUS has worked to secure stronger policies from federal agencies to help animals – from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the National Marine Fisheries Service to the National Institutes of Health. Every . . .
If you don’t think video of animals, and specifically of animal cruelty, has the power to drive social reform and behavior changes, then take note of what happened this year in nearly a dozen state legislatures in 2013. From California to Indiana to Tennessee to . . .
The HSUS and its affiliates are the nation’s number-one provider of animal care, through the work of our animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers, Animal Rescue Team, Pets for Life program, wildlife response units, veterinary division, international street dog defenders, and other hands-on programs. This year, . . .
I’ve written before about the distinction between accredited zoos and roadside menageries. At roadside zoos, the outcomes are typically adverse for the animals, who are often obtained from questionable sources, housed in deficient environments, denied veterinary care and behavioral and enrichment programs, and dispensed with . . .
In 2010, The HSUS led a coalition supporting a winning ballot measure in Missouri to crack down on puppy mills. We launched that initiative because Missouri had long been the top puppy mill state in the nation, with as many as 3,000 large-scale commercial dog-breeding . . .
Today is Cyber Monday, well-known for being one of the biggest online shopping days of the year – coming on the heels of the largest in-store shopping day, known popularly as “Black Friday.” But whether we purchase goods online, in-store or elsewhere, we should be . . .
As we prepare for a few days of family, friends and giving thanks, I’m thankful for those who walked this path before me. On Dec. 1, we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of the death of HSUS co-founder Fred Myers, a long-neglected visionary in the history . . .
There has been a seismic shift on the international legal front for animals this week. Unknown to most Americans, the World Trade Organization in Geneva sets the rules of the road on trade matters and regularly renders far-reaching decisions that affect the ability of nations . . .
Since the far-reaching, multi-state dogfighting raid in late August – involving 13 locations and the seizure of 367 dogs – your HSUS Animal Rescue Team and animal fighting experts have been doing all sorts of follow up on this and other cases. They have been . . .
With tens of millions of people living at or below the poverty level in the United States, it’s no surprise that the pets in these households go without as well. Through The HSUS’ Pets for Life program, which we directly conduct in four major American . . .