Archive for March, 2014
Take a look at two contrasting institutional responses to challenging circumstances with animals, which together give a clear measure of diametrically opposed value systems – one merciful, and the other ruthless. One of the dogs from Arkansas after arrival, ready to go to a placement . . .
This week, as always, there are an extraordinary number of high-profile outcomes as well as continuing debate over the major issues The HSUS is engaged upon. Here are a few short takes: One of the pigs I met while visiting Lucky 3 farms in North . . .
In 2013, there were three horse slaughter plants set to open in the United States, and it took determined efforts in the federal courts and in the Congress to prevent them from opening. They’re shuttered at least through the fall, and we hope to extend . . .
Let’s count the ways that our political adversaries try to thwart progress to help farm animals. They work hard to pass ag-gag laws to make it a crime to take pictures of animals on farms or to conduct undercover investigations. They work in Congress, with Rep. . . .
A horse at the National Celebration in Shelbyville in 2013, one of many wearing chains and stacks. This week, The HSUS rolled out a new television advertisement calling on lawmakers to crack down on the illegal, unethical, and inhumane practice of horse “soring” – . . .
Our movement achieved a remarkable milestone last week, with South Dakota becoming the 50th state to adopt felony-level penalties for malicious cruelty to animals (The bill also makes cockfighting a felony offense). A couple of our founding fathers (Washington and Jefferson) and their heirs (Lincoln . . .
Humane Society International’s Masha Kalinina, Gus Kenworthy and Robin Macdonald with two of the rescued puppies. View more photos here. Photo by Christopher Lane/AP Images for HSI At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy made headlines not for just winning a . . .
Dogs at the suspected puppy mill prior to being rescued. You can view a slideshow of the rescue here. Photo by Shannon Johnstone “For far too long, dogs have been suffering like this in puppy mills across North Carolina,” Kim Alboum, the HSUS state director . . .
Dog lovers everywhere should be pleased to learn that greyhound racing – once referred to as the “Sport of Queens” — could be on its way out as a form of gambling and entertainment. One of its last redoubts is in Florida, where commercial greyhound . . .