Archive for 2013
This has been a year of real progress in ending the use of carbon monoxide gas chambers in animal shelters. Texas banned chamber use on dogs and cats statewide; Mississippi and South Carolina have now closed what we believe to be their last working chambers; . . .
The vast majority of dogs currently sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. Yet nearly every time we’ve taken hidden cameras into pet stores we’ve caught owners and their personnel misrepresenting the source of the dogs – almost invariably claiming they come from “responsible . . .
The Department of Natural Resources in South Carolina has put an end to the archaic and barbaric practice of bear “baying,” three years after The HSUS released the results of an undercover investigation that showed dogs attacking a tethered, often declawed and defanged bear, with . . .
Bullets should not keep killing long after they’ve left the barrel of a firearm. Soon, in California, they won’t. In an act that will have major national reverberations for hunting and ammunitions manufacturing in the United States, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation to make . . .
The horse slaughter industry is a global enterprise, with the bunchers, sellers, transporters, and slaughterers and packers often clandestinely going about their work of moving horses from stable to table. In the United States, which has the world’s largest horse population, there is broad opposition . . .
Three days into the government shutdown, there is no clear signal that the political impasse will be broken imminently. Meanwhile, many public services are unavailable – including inspections at laboratories, puppy mills and other regulated facilities – and nearly a million federal employees are furloughed. . . .
For decades, The HSUS has campaigned vigorously to stop abusive trophy hunting and commercial trapping practices. This year, we are leading the charge to stop the trophy hunting of wolves in Michigan and end the unsporting and inhumane practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping . . .
Today, we unveiled a very eye-catching, prominent banner – 40 feet by 40 feet – on an outside wall of our headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. As always, it conveys the notion that we work for all animals, by including images of multiple species and . . .
Today, The HSUS has a full-page advertisement in the Santa Barbara News-Press urging California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign AB 711, a bill to require the use of non-lead ammunition in sport-hunting. With steel, copper, and other forms of less toxic ammunition widely available to . . .
Today, some updates on major media columns and news stories drawing attention to urgent issues for animals. First, I hope you’ll take a look at a column from me published in today’s Washington Post about shark finning. Specifically, it calls attention to proposed regulations from . . .