Archive for May, 2016
This week, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced an innovative and humane deer management program for the borough of Staten Island. It’s a humane response to the conflicts that some citizens on the island are having with more than 700 deer, and Mayor . . .
A new, peer-reviewed study by two leading wildlife researchers, Dr. Adrian Treves of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Carnivore Coexistence Lab, and Guillaume Chapron, a quantitative ecologist at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, is threatening to turn conventional thinking about wolves and wildlife management on its . . .
Before manufacturers can sell pesticides in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency must evaluate their safety to protect human health and the environment. As part of this process, the EPA currently requires pesticide manufacturers to perform dozens of tests on rabbits, rats, mice, and guinea pigs, . . .
In The Humane Economy, I describe two revolutions at work in the food industry: first, how so many of the biggest food retailers are adopting policies to cleanse their supply chains of animal products that come from extreme confinement systems on factory farms; and second, . . .
This week, Hawaii – the nation’s third largest market for ivory – joined the war against global ivory trafficking when its senate unanimously passed legislation to ban all sales of elephant ivory, rhino horns, and other endangered species products. With laws against ivory trafficking enacted in New Jersey . . .
Last night, I participated in a two-on-two debate about trophy hunting on the popular program “Intelligence Squared,” with the live audience rejecting the resolution that hunting promotes conservation. So much of the discussion turned on the escapades of globe-trotting trophy hunters who slay the world’s rarest . . .
Our movement is taking on one of its biggest projects ever – absorbing the duties of care for hundreds of chimpanzees once used in laboratory experiments and transferring them to private sanctuaries. These facilities, with the help of the public, the government, and animal welfare groups, will take on . . .
As I travel around the United States on a national book tour to promote The Humane Economy, I am able to have a conversation with and engage the broader public on the work of The HSUS and the emerging humane economy taking shape all around us. On . . .