Archive for August, 2014
This week, Shark Week returned to Discovery Channel as it has every summer since 1988. Shark Week’s programs tend to portray the shark as aggressive predators, mainly to titillate viewers – though not nearly as sensationally as the 1970s movie Jaws, which did deep and . . .
Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, it is the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. That shouldn’t surprise any of you, and it’s perhaps one of the best indicators that we are pressing reform in effective and strategic ways on the biggest . . .
I’ve got a dog rescue story out of China that will warm your heart – and also demonstrate that the cause of animal protection is gaining traction in the biggest nation in the world. Volunteers and activists in China pulled over five trucks and rescued . . .
Montana’s Supreme Court this week upheld the conviction of Mike Chilinski, an American Kennel Club-inspected breeder who subjected more than 160 malamute dogs to terror, abuse and starvation before they were rescued by The HSUS, law enforcement and a local animal shelter in 2011. The . . .
* This version includes a correction to the last paragraph. We and our allies nearly defeated Amendment 1 yesterday in Missouri, with the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Pork Association, and others in Big Agriculture apparently getting the barest majority on their “right to farm” measure. . . .
12.10 a.m.: With all precincts reporting, it is 50.1 percent for and 49.9 percent against Amendment 1, with a 2,528-vote margin. I will provide more details tomorrow. 11.45 p.m.: Amendment 1 is ahead by the narrowest of margins – about 10,000 votes out of one million . . .
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation today to forbid his state from participating in the international trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns. This is the first law in the country to prohibit any imports or intrastate sale of such items, and it comes . . .
My dog Lily gets the celebration started. Photo: Crystal Moreland Like most people, as I get older, there’s consistently decreasing excitement about my birthday. Of course, I cannot turn back the clock, so instead, I am focusing this birthday on spreading the word about The . . .
Today, the Missouri Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling for a formal investigation into the potentially illegal use of federal pork check-off funds for a last-minute lobbying blitz in favor of Missouri’s Amendment 1, an overreaching and radical “right . . .