Last week, we came to the aid of more than 120 puppy mill dogs in Indiana, thanks to the collaborative work of state and local authorities, area humane organizations, Maddie’s Fund, and our incredible HSUS staff, led by our Indiana state director, Anne Sterling.
A law recently passed in Suffolk County, New York to require people convicted of cruelty to animals to register with a publicly accessible website or face jail time and fines. This idea has surfaced in several other states this past year, including California, Rhode Island, . . .
In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing with you several stories of animal survivors who were saved through the efforts of The HSUS this year. Though the stories have their heartbreaking side, every story ends happily—with concerted action resulting in lives being saved. The HSUS . . .
As of this morning, The HSUS is currently ranked #1 in the Pepsi Refresh Project. There are more than 1,000 charities competing for two $250,000 awards, and the top two vote-getters receive the quarter million dollar award for projects outlined by the organizations. The grant . . .
Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B. In campaigning against the measure, the Missouri Farm Bureau leveled an array of false charges against Prop B and also against The Humane Society of the United States, which worked to pass Prop B. I write to address these charges and to set the record straight.
It’s very gratifying for me to see the growing number of young people who are stepping up for animals. Whether it’s expressing concern about a neighborhood dog chained day and night, or outrage at the plight of animals on factory farms, young people are getting . . .
I feel a deep sense of relief today, with victory on the puppy mill ballot measure in Missouri behind us. As the votes from rural counties were being posted on the state’s official website, Prop B fell behind, and badly so. At one point, we . . .
We have declared victory in Missouri on Prop B! We are winning now by 38,000, and we expect that margin to increase! What a night for the dogs! Missouri is the number one puppy mill state in America. We now have a pathway to turn . . .
The next few hours are critical for the future welfare of countless hundreds of thousands of animals—from dogs to wildlife. Please join me in the waning hours of the 2010 election season in making the calls and sending the emails to friends, family and acquaintances—and, . . .
Today, Betty White left a warm and positive phone message (listen here) with about a half million Missouri women voters in support of Prop B—a different kind of robocall, given that this campaign tool is so often used to convey harsh and dishonest information about . . .
With just four days until the election, we’re in a last push with coalition partners to spread our critical message to voters in Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota about important statewide citizen’s initiatives on the ballot. Every one of these races is competitive, so . . .
For years The HSUS has called on the USDA to meet its responsibilities and deal with significant and ongoing abuses of horses at the hands of horse show exhibitors. The USDA’s Horse Protection Program is meant to protect these wonderful animals, ensuring that Tennessee Walking . . .