Archive for 2014
A Look Back at Federal Rulemaking in 2014 by Obama Administration and the Influence of Congress and the Courts
The release earlier this week of the pending $1.1 trillion omnibus Congressional spending bill – bundling 11 separate spending bills together to fund the operations of government through September 2015 – reveals the tug and pull between Congress and the executive agencies on federal rulemaking, . . .
In just three weeks, two of the most consequential animal protection laws passed anywhere in the United States will take effect in California. Proposition 2, a citizen initiative, requires that all breeding pigs, veal calves, and egg-laying hens in the state have enough space to . . .
Not long ago, shelters in dozens of North Carolina's counties killed homeless animals in carbon monoxide gas chambers. Starting February 2015, that will end. Last week the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued a new policy statement that relies on formal policy positions from . . .
Europeans Suspend Horsemeat Imports From Mexico – Deal Huge Blow to North American Slaughter Operations
The horse slaughter industry has been dealt the biggest blow since The HSUS led the fight in Congress, the states, and federal courts to shut down the three operating horse slaughter plants in the United States in 2007. Today’s game-changing news: the European Commission has suspended . . .
If policy makers stick to their guns and continue allowing trophy hunters to kill wolves in six states in the Great Lakes and Northern Rockies regions, they will be defying both science and, generally speaking, the will of voters. Washington State University researchers found that . . .
The HSUS has long taken on the toughest fights. Our sister organization, Humane Society International – operating now in 20 nations — is doing the same, and winning major campaigns and advancing our ideals throughout the world. Here are our top 10 accomplishments on the . . .
I write A Humane Nation to chronicle mainly what The HSUS and its affiliates are doing and accomplishing, to comment on the major issues and controversies of the day, and to answer the arguments or false claims of our opponents concerning our work. I discuss . . .
For the last decade, The HSUS and Humane Society International staff has braved extreme weather conditions and hostile sealers to expose the commercial sealing industry’s mass clubbing and shooting of baby seals in Atlantic Canada. We’ve encouraged journalists, scientists, members of the European Parliament, and . . .
Late on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving – with the American public focused on family and football during a long holiday weekend and news organizations nationwide at low tide in terms of staffing – Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey chose to announce that he . . .
With our team on the ground, Humane Society International (HSI) and its partners are making pretty remarkable progress to halt the largest religious sacrifice spectacle in the world — in the mountain nation of Nepal where nearly half a million animals could be hacked to . . .
Brazil, the largest pork producer in Latin America, struck a body blow to inhumane sow gestation crates today with two major announcements. First, BRF, Brazil’s largest pork producer, announced that it will eliminate the lifelong confinement of breeding sows in gestation crates on company-owned and . . .
The Hurricane Katrina crisis – 10 years ago, next year – was a wake-up call for our movement on so many levels. One takeaway: most disadvantaged and underserved people with dogs or cats love their animals, but typically they have been unable to afford or access . . .