Archive for April, 2016
On Sunday, the elephants of Ringling Bros. will perform for the last time at shows in Providence, R.I. and Wilkes Barre, Penn., signaling a turning point in the history of our society’s tolerance of wild animal acts. When Ringling announced its decision last year to end its traveling elephant . . .
This week, 171 dogs raised for the butcher block in Wonju, South Korea, have received a stay of execution and have been flown into the United States. We worked with the farmer in February to permanently shut down his farm and rescue all 250 dogs on . . .
Last year, The HSUS and Humane Society International supercharged animal protection in Puerto Rico – putting unprecedented resources on the ground to turn around the sad and overwhelming plight of animals on the island. Mired in crushing debt that’s made headlines across the United States, . . .
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 » In The Humane Economy, I look at the question of animal protection partly through an economic lens. . . .
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 » After the New York Blood Center abandoned more than 60 chimpanzees on a series of islands in . . .
It should not be a capital crime to engage in an essential feeding behavior. Yet in the mixed-up ideologies of old-school proponents of predator control and fisheries management, that’s just what happens. As a result, California sea lions in Oregon and Washington face the prospect of being . . .
From the bull fiestas of Spain to the Yulin dog meat festival, there are many events and enterprises across the world that, while cast by enthusiasts as a celebration of tradition, culture, and religion, can be more accurately described as cruel and anachronistic. For years . . .
Dogfighting is a big, global business – legal, if you can believe it, in more than 120 countries. It’s an example of the old, inhumane economy at work, still staked in the ground in these nations. The toll of this enterprise is inflicted foremost on . . .
I’m excited to launch a national discussion with the American public about the work of The HSUS to address the real costs of cruelty and the great benefits of kindness, with the official launch tonight of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the . . .
Canada’s baby seal hunt has resumed. That’s despite the government of Canada spending far more to monitor and defend the hunt than the sealers gain from selling the pelts they peel from the animals’ bodies. The whole spectacle is cruel and archaic, it’s a financial boondoggle, . . .
In the latest blow against the scourge of puppy mills, Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city, this morning banned all sales of puppy mill dogs in pet stores and at outdoor venues like flea markets. The unanimous vote by the Philadelphia city council on the . . .
Bowing to an enormous outpouring of public concern and outrage, combined with compelling arguments that made its original plan vulnerable to a legal challenge, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission today voted to withdraw a proposal to initiate a bobcat hunting, hounding, and trapping season. It is . . .