Archive for February, 2016
There are challenges all around us, but there is also unmistakable progress in our movement. Just take the gains that have been secured today, on Friday, February 12th, as an example. We are seeing progress across the country, and also in the Americas, across the wide . . .
We are methodically moving forward, facility by facility and state by state, in our quest to ensure that no pet ever faces death inside a carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide gas chamber. On January 26th, the City of Elko, Nevada, decommissioned its carbon monoxide gas . . .
Organ failure, paralysis of the tongue and talons, respiratory failure – these were just some of the symptoms exhibited by a golden eagle found flopping on the ground not long ago by California Fish and Game wardens. The bird was rushed to a northern California . . .
In addition to the cruelty they spawn, so many animal-use enterprises – from puppy mills to animal fighting operations – pass on costs to the rest of society, including the cost of care for confiscated and discarded animals who need medical attention and lifetime homes. The exotic animal . . .
In May 2015, in Temecula, California, a U.S. Marine couple living at Camp Pendleton were accused of shattering their dog’s legs and binding his mouth with rubber bands for days. In a case like this the state can prosecute under its anti-cruelty statute, but given that . . .
Something very anti-American has been happening in our nation. The bonds that have traditionally held us together are popping loose here and there. To my way of thinking, not enough of us – particularly those who claim social leadership – have been speaking out in alarm. . . .
Two recent incidents in Youngstown, Ohio, provide more evidence of how rampant cockfighting is in the state. Despite an agreement reached between The HSUS, the Ohio Farm Bureau, and the Ohio Poultry Association in 2010 to strengthen the state’s anti-cockfighting law, a handful of lawmakers have . . .
For years, the trophy-hunting crowd has treated the world as its playground. They’ve viewed rare creatures as collectibles, assuming that lavish spending on guides, outfitters, and foreign governments entitled them to do as they please in shooting up wildlife. This week, members of Safari Club International . . .
Trainers and owners in the “Big Lick” segment of the Tennessee Walking horse show world are addicted to injuring horses and breaking federal and state laws against animal cruelty in order to win ribbons at major horse shows. For evidence of that, look no further . . .
Today, several of America’s biggest food retailers, including Sonic, a national fast-food chain based in Oklahoma City, announced new policies to make all eggs in their supply chain cage-free. It’s part of a corporate revolution that is rejecting extreme confinement of farm animals and embracing animal . . .