Animal Rescue and Care
Protecting the Vulnerable
© North County TimesThe infant bear cub. Warning: dangerous video. Your heart may melt more than just a little watching the footage of a baby bear cub, rescued on a road in southern California and then taken to refuge at The Fund for Animals Wildlife . . .
Biting Back Against Puppy Mills
"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 . . .
Talk Back: Puppy Truths on TV
"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 . . .
Force for Reform
The remarkable work of The HSUS’s Investigations unit was profiled today in the nation’s second-most popular newspaper, The Wall Street Journal. If you are a WSJ subscriber, you can read the article online. If not, keep an eye out for a newsstand copy. The piece, . . .
Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions
Last week, dogs enduring confinement, overcrowded living conditions, excessive breeding, and other problems associated with puppy mills gained as strong an ally as they could find in this country: Oprah Winfrey. Oprah taped an entire hour-long program last week on puppy mills and the related . . .
Our Emergency Services team stands at the ready to respond to natural and human-made disasters. Last week’s floods In the Midwest prompted us to sound the alarm bell. Here’s a report from Missouri from Scotlund Haisley, our senior director of Emergency Services. We were answering . . .
I had just graduated from college in 1987 when the legendary Cleveland Amory published "The Cat Who Came for Christmas," his now-classic tale of Polar Bear, the stray cat he got himself dirty rescuing from an alley one snowy night in New York City. About . . .
Talk Back: Investigation Ovations
Our comment box continues to flood as readers add their voice to the uproar surrounding our investigation into inhumane treatment of downed cows at a California slaughter plant. Among the comments we received: To the person who had enough compassion for animals to put himself . . .
Humane Society Undercover
For the last few days, I’ve written about the riveting and revolting images from an HSUS investigation of a southern California slaughter plant. Millions of Americans have subsequently tuned in to newscasts that showed workers at the facility abuse and torment cows too sick or . . .
Progress in Politics: Laws for Animals
The organized animal protection movement has certainly paid attention to lobbying and lawmaking through the years, but the lion’s share of resources have been directed to direct animal care, such as rescue and sheltering. In the modern lobbying era—the last 25 years, where we’ve witnessed . . .
Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07
Last week, I wrote a letter to some HSUS supporters about some of our accomplishments for the year. In many respects, it’s been a remarkable year, and we’ve achieved many of our programmatic goals for the year. For those of you who relish the details, . . .
Fighting Puppy Mills Full-Force
At The Humane Society of the United States, we are concentrating resources on some of the core problems that our nation confronts on animal protection—including factory farming, animal fighting, the fur trade, inhumane hunting practices, the exotic animal trade, and pet overpopulation and puppy mills. . . .