Archive for February, 2022
When it comes to fur and foie gras, cruelty should not be a choice
Disturbing as it was to learn last week that the British government is wavering on proposed bans on imports of fur and foie gras, it was heartening to see the reaction of a caring public outraged by this news and the firm resistance of politicians . . .
Kentucky Derby winner’s disqualification highlights ongoing need for horse racing reform
The regulatory system in horse racing has been broken for years, and public confidence in the sport continues to wane. This week’s news that Medina Spirit is being stripped of his 2021 Kentucky Derby win is yet another blow. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on . . .
Our campaign to end the puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline heats up in Florida and Texas
Our fight to stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores is one of our biggest, one we’re waging against fierce industry opposition across the country. The pet store and puppy mill interests are out in force right now, and we’re taking them . . .
Fresh ideas and expanded choice are reshaping the food service sector
The marketplace is central to the humane world we are working to create. When we push for improvements in the food, fashion, entertainment, household goods and industrial sectors, we are doing it to help animals. But we are also doing our best to empower consumers . . .
An inside look at what it takes to go undercover for the animals
Imagine having to work in a roadside zoo, a pet store selling puppy mill puppies, a slaughter plant or a factory farm without ever being able to show your true feelings. Would you ever be able to walk alone among hundreds of dead animals at . . .
Federal judge restores critical protections for many gray wolves, ending states’ cruel and irresponsible management
Wolves across most of the continental United States must have Endangered Species Act protections restored, a federal judge ruled yesterday, effectively prohibiting trophy hunting of the species across most of the country. This tremendous victory is the result of a lawsuit filed by the Humane . . .
During New York Fashion Week, look out for the innovative materials that have knocked fur off the runway
As fashion week begins tomorrow in New York City, and then in London, Milan and Paris, I’m reminded that not so long ago these weeks were a time of worry for our fur-free team and fellow advocates around the world. Not knowing how many models . . .
Iceland signals it will stop commercial whaling by 2024, suggesting an end to a decades-long fight
Last Friday’s indication by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Svandis Svavarsdottir that Iceland will likely end its commercial whaling by 2024 struck a deep chord. I have been involved in the global campaign to end commercial whaling for a long time, and there was a . . .
Key wildlife priorities advance in the House
It is the dream of a better world for animals that inspires our work, but it is action that will get us there, and that’s what made Friday’s events on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives momentous. All at once, in a single . . .
For these “Friends,” Black Beauty Ranch beats Central Perk hands down
Their troubles are over, and Ross, Rachel, Chandler and Joey are safe now at home. Three years after their rescue from a roadside zoo in Canada, this lucky troop of kangaroos is thriving at Black Beauty Ranch. The ‘roos were among over 200 animals rescued . . .
Breaking: Undercover investigation reveals a thriving ivory trade in Maryland, driving cruel slaughter of elephants
Today, we’re releasing the findings of our undercover investigation revealing a thriving market for ivory products in Maryland. A lot is at stake. Each year, between 10,000 to 15,000 African elephants are killed by poachers. A recent assessment found that the population of the endangered . . .