Animal Rescue and Care
It’s a moral imperative to reduce euthanasia rates in shelters and to find homes for as many animals as possible. But adoption itself is not the end—a safe and loving home for animals is our goal. And that’s why shelters and rescue groups must screen . . .
Last week, I attended our 2008 National Conference on Animals in Disaster in Sacramento, Calif., where I spoke with hundreds of animal response specialists, public officials, government administrators, emergency managers, veterinarians, and volunteer animal advocates who had gathered to exchange ideas and experiences, attend training . . .
Last Friday afternoon, HSUS staffers received an email update from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. On the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, we read about the incredible work our Emergency Services team has accomplished over the last few weeks—bringing animals from . . .
© iStockphoto The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines altruism as "unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others." Altruism is one of our best traits as humans, and it’s the emotional characteristic that is the engine of the animal protection movement. But it’s not uniquely . . .
The eyes glaze over, and it sounds very boring to the average American. But the Farm Bill—a massive multibillion-dollar hodgepodge of provisions that relate to agriculture and that the Congress takes up every five years or so—is the bread-and-butter bill for anyone interested in food . . .
"Change can’t happen fast enough" declared Christopher Barrett, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau. "What’s happening in these puppy mills is atrocious." That’s Barrett’s reaction to last week’s "Oprah" exposé of the puppy mill industry, and his remarks make plain . . .
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" has a worldwide audience of 40 million people. So once word began to circulate that Oprah Winfrey would be dedicating an episode of her show to the abusive conditions at puppy mills and the related issues of pet overpopulation, euthanasia, and . . .