Mississippi Animal Groups Rally Post-Katrina
While Louisiana attracted the lion’s share of public attention after Katrina struck, Mississippi sustained a direct hit from the hurricane. Many communities, and their structures, were flattened, flooded or otherwise destroyed. Among the hardest hit was the Humane Society of South Mississippi, based in Gulfport. . . .
Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina
Yesterday was a day of hope in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I appeared with top officials from the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to hatch plans to develop an emergency pet shelter and veterinary . . .
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 . . .
You Asked: Stronger Laws and War-Torn Animals
As I mentioned yesterday, I welcome your comments and questions. If you would like to share your thoughts on the topics I cover, click "Offer a Comment" at the bottom of any blog entry. Or, if you have a question about The HSUS, email your . . .
You Asked: Donations and Dogfighting
I really enjoy reader feedback. Whether you are commenting on topics I’ve covered on the blog, or on current events in the animal protection movement, your thoughts are welcome here. A number of you have also written to ask for more information about The HSUS . . .
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 . . .
Turning the Tide After Katrina
There is no question that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 reoriented us as a nation. In a different way, Hurricane Katrina did, too. We as a society were not prepared for a disaster of Katrina’s magnitude, and she exposed our full array of weaknesses in . . .
Breakthrough Moments Broadcast Our Message
No matter how hard we try in the animal-protection movement, sometimes the message just doesn’t get through, and problems of cruelty are denied the public attention they deserve. So many cruel practices persist, not because reform could not command enough support, but because people just . . .
Keeping the Gloves on till Animal Fighting’s Gone
In keeping with this week’s theme of showcasing our hands-on work and our video resources, I want to direct you to The Final Round, an HSUS video on the ugly world of animal fighting (warning: video contains graphic footage). The HSUS devotes major resources to . . .
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 . . .
Safe Haven for Abused and Abandoned
If you are part of our online community, you get a steady stream of calls to action—combatting animal fightng, horse slaughter, puppy mills, factory farming, and a wide range of other abuses. But you may not hear much about our hands-on work for animals. From . . .