Archive for October, 2014
Bootlegged Speech of Rick Berman Shows Deception and Dirty Tactics Off the Charts
“People always ask me one question all the time: ‘How do I know that I won’t be found out as a supporter of what you’re doing?’ ” That’s Rick Berman, the lobbyist and PR operative who collects money from corporations to try to tear down animal . . .
HSUS Responders Hit Two Puppy Mills in Mississippi Yesterday
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, The HSUS decided to create a permanent mobile response team to respond to animals in crisis situations – not only in the case of natural disasters but also in instances of human-caused crises. It’s turned out that the demands on . . .
Fear-Mongering in Maine on Question 1
According to the polls, the vote on Question 1 in Maine is very close, with reputable polling showing the race a dead heat. The good news is, there appears to be a clear majority of people who want to ban baiting, hounding, and trapping of . . .
The Thin Blue Furry Line
With all of the stumbles we’ve heard involving the U.S. Secret Service and breaches of security at the White House in recent months, it was especially big news when Hurricane and Jordan, two K-9 Secret Service dogs, helped distract and neutralize an intruder who jumped . . .
Farm Workers for Farm Animals
Today, we announced the release of a new resource for farm workers who witness animal abuse and want to stop it. The HSUS and the United Farm Workers just announced a new tip line for factory farm whistleblowers, in which they can receive a $5,000 . . .
Maine State Agency Pushes Ideology, Not Biology, In Quest to Defend Reckless Bear Killing Practices
We don’t expect everyone to agree with us in our fight to pass Question 1 in Maine to stop the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. But we do expect a fair election and a government that respects the will of . . .
Ebola and Animals – at Home and West Africa
Bentley waits patiently for the ball from one of his caretakers while in quarantine. Photo by Dr. Catherine McManus, Dallas Animal Services It was heartening to learn that Bentley, the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for the Ebola virus, and to . . .
Another Rescue in Tennessee: 50 Dogs Freed From Suspected Dogfighting Operation
As the sun came up over Kodak, Tennessee, yesterday morning, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team drove with U.S. Marshals and the Sevier County’s Special Operations Response Team down a long, rural road. As they approached the house at the end of the road, our team . . .
An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves
If you want to understand why The HSUS and HSLF are working so hard to prevent the trophy hunting, commercial trapping, and hounding of wolves in Michigan, look no farther than the other states in the Great Lakes region and in the Northern Rockies that . . .
Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter
Comedian Bill Maher made a special appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – asking him, on the opinion pages of Saturday’s New York Times, to sign a bill banning gestation crates. Noting that polling shows that a rather astonishing 93 percent of New Jersey . . .
Tremendous News From Southeast Asia: Steep Drop in Rhino Horn Use in Vietnam
A new poll reveals that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has declined, just within the last year, by a startling 38.1 percent, mainly as a result of a multi-faceted marketing campaign by Humane Society International and the government of the southeast Asian nation. The United . . .
Pennsylvania Senate Takes Aim at Live Pigeon Shoots
Last night, the Pennsylvania Senate took a legislative action we’ve been pining to see for two decades: it passed a provision to ban live pigeon shoots as part of a larger anti-cruelty bill, which also includes a ban on the sale and consumption of dogs . . .