Yesterday, HSUS’s Animal Rescue Team was in Mississippi to help the Stone County Sheriff’s Office save 74 dogs living in miserable conditions at a puppy mill―most without proper food, water, or veterinary care.
In my book, The Bond, I wrote about some organizations that set up roadblocks to progress on animal welfare. Near the top of the list, surprisingly, is the American Kennel Club, the oldest and best-known of the breed registry groups for purebred dogs. Without question, . . .
Fires, floods, and other natural disasters aren’t selective. They make victims of people and animals. That’s especially true for people and pets, since their lives are bound together. Our team provided food and water for pets in evacuated areas in Montana. Over the past several . . .
Two days ago, I wrote―with barely contained indignation―about members of the Senate declining to take up two key animal welfare amendments during floor consideration of the farm bill. One amendment, from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., mirrored the language of S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the vitally important . . .
Thanks to one dog’s heroism and a community’s outpouring of support, victims fleeing violent homes no longer have to choose between seeking safety for themselves or protecting their pets. Joe Maxwell, former Lieutenant Governorof Missouri and The HSUS’s Director of RuralDevelopment and Outreach, with "Hank"photo: . . .
The tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio, may prove to be a pivot point on the issue of private ownership of exotics. Yesterday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation to crack down on the trade in powerful wild animals as pets and roadside attractions.
I was so pleased last week to participate in The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo, where more than 1,800 people from 40 different countries gathered in Las Vegas to get trained and to network for a single purpose: To save animals’ lives. One great purpose of . . .
We’ve just released our 2011 annual report online highlighting our activities and accomplishments during that year. Illustrated with a new infographic, the report shows why there’s no animal protection group in the world quite like The HSUS. Let me tell you why I make that . . .
Recently, I blogged about exciting news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture would propose a rule requiring large-scale puppy mills and kitten mills selling pets online, by phone, or by mail to be licensed and inspected for basic standards of care. This is a reform . . .
Last week, the great folks at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton called The HSUS in to help seize more than 100 parrots and other birds from alleged neglect and cruelty in Moraine, Ohio. The birds were living in filthy, nearly barren cages in a rodent-infested storefront.
This was a week filled with major news at The HSUS, with some pivotal decisions and progress. – On the programmatic front, the big news was Burger King’s announcement, which I broke on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, that the iconic restaurant chain would stop buying pork . . .