Animal Rescue and Care
New Dawn for Gulf Coast Animals
Today, I write from Baton Rouge, still sultry and hot even as the calendar pushes into autumn and as the people of this state hold their breath from week to week to see if their beloved LSU football squad can continue its perfect season. As . . .
Dogs to Slaughter
Cruelty to animals knows no political or cultural boundaries. We cannot and must not avert our gaze from their suffering, wherever we find it. That’s precisely why The HSUS created its global arm, Humane Society International. Today, our staff goes to far-flung places to stem . . .
Helping Animals, Step by Step
As I travel around the country, I have the privilege of meeting so many people of conscience who want to take action for animals. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "How can I be involved and what can I do to help The . . .
Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned
During the Katrina crisis two years ago, I expected to hear more of this: why are you helping the animals when there are people suffering? Fortunately, that false-choice manner of thought was reserved for only the strident opponents of animal protection or the most cynical . . .
Young Boy’s Bravery Offers Inspiration
It’s often that people ask me how I manage to deal with the barrage of animal abuse I encounter day after day. It’s gut wrenching, but I’ve found sometimes the worst cases of cruelty call extraordinary people to action. Today, I give you news about . . .
Protecting Wildlife by Preserving Places
The HSUS has always recognized that the destruction of habitat is life-threatening to wild creatures. When habitats are fragmented or demolished for roadbuilding or commercial or residential development, animals are driven from their homes and often displaced or destroyed. In the United States, there are . . .
Saving Lives in the Community
If urgent matters don’t disrupt my plan, I want to showcase two themes this week—first, to shine a spotlight on a few hands-on programs at The HSUS and, second, to point you to our tremendous in-house video capabilities and resources. Yesterday, I introduced you to . . .
Street Cred and Cruelty
A couple years back, The HSUS criticized Nike for running a television ad called "The Battle"—an MTV-like ad featuring a one-on-one game of basketball interspersed with quick takes of a pit bull and a Rottweiler snarling at each other and poised for fighting. It was . . .
Working Like A Dog
Tomorrow we celebrate one of the more obscure observances in the workplace—“Take Your Dog to Work Day.” It doesn’t rival Martin Luther King Day, or President’s Day, but it’s a subject worthy of some reflection, especially from me as CEO of The Humane Society of . . .
Talk Back: Horse Slaughter Is Wrong
Readers responded to comments posted last week and the claim du jour of horse slaughter advocates—if we shut down horse slaughterhouses, people will abandon horses or even abuse them. Below is a sampler of the comments we received. What do you think? Join the conversation . . .
Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse
I must say that the proponents of horse slaughter have done a pretty good job of staying on message and thereby confusing the issue. They know that Americans care about animal welfare, so they have been forced to concoct an argument that somehow makes horse . . .
Help Save Dogs Like Baby
On Monday I told you about my friend Jana Kohl and her adopted dog Baby. Though it’s painful to hear, it is at times important to focus on the suffering that animals endure, as a reminder of what we are working to prevent in the . . .