Archive for January, 2016
EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » I am proud to introduce two heroes to you—Jim and Jenny Desmond—two HSUS colleagues who deployed to . . .
In a second wave of good news from Ringling Bros., the circus company announced today that it would retire its elephants by May, truncating its time frame for ending its traveling acts involving the animals by almost two years. Last March, in a thunderbolt of . . .
California, Oregon Gain Top Marks for Animal Welfare Policies, While Mississippi, South Dakota at Bottom of List
Once again, California claims the top spot in our annual assessment of state animal protection policies, with rankings grounded on a comprehensive examination of 88 policy ideas across the spectrum of humane issues – from the enactment of felony-level penalties for cockfighting to banning the . . .
I’ve seen more than a few new faces at my health club in recent days. At the start of each new year, surveys reveal, nearly 150 million Americans make resolutions to get in shape, save more money, quit smoking, or commit to doing greater good . . .
Back in August I reported on a lawsuit by The HSUS and a few other plaintiffs to stop a raid on federal dollars by the pork industry, and how a ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals could put an end to a $60 million revenue . . .
In recent years, we’ve been through what can only be called the wolf wars, as The HSUS and other animal welfare and conservation organizations have struggled in one arena after another to prevent the government and the ranching and trophy-hunting lobbies from enabling or conducting mass and inhumane killings of these still-recovering predators. . . .
We’re starting 2016 where we left off in 2015 – with major news in our ongoing campaign to end the era of intensive confinement of hens and breeding sows. Today we announce with Wendy’s, the world’s third largest fast food chain, that the company is . . .