I feel loss and sadness, both on a personal and professional level, with the news of the passing of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 92. As a tribute to his extraordinary and impactful work in our field, I excerpt some of the most memorable lines from his Senate speeches.
With The Humane Society of the United States, you not only get a passion and determination for the idea of protecting animals, but a long list of tangible achievements—benefiting all animals at risk of pain and suffering. The results that rolled in this week are a striking reminder of what your support allows us to do.
It hasn’t been a good PR week for multimillionaire PR flack Rick Berman. This past weekend, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune exposed his attack on The HSUS and included the voices of animal shelter leaders concerned that Berman’s smear campaign against The HSUS was harming their operations. . . .
This week, The HSUS filed a complaint asking the Federal Trade Commission to stop Rose Acre Farms, the country’s second-largest egg producer, from making false and misleading animal welfare claims to potential consumers. The complaint documents how Rose Acre’s websites, media spokespersons, and product posters . . .
Today I post your comments on two undercover investigations that have exposed disturbing treatment of farm animals—dairy cows, specifically. First, on Friday I reported that two former plant workers at Bushway Packing, Inc. in Vermont, who were captured on video by an HSUS undercover investigator . . .
There is big news concerning an ongoing class action lawsuit accusing the nation’s major battery cage egg producers of conspiring to use questionable animal welfare standards to both squeeze birds into tiny cages and squeeze American consumers by illegally fixing prices. The HSUS In what . . .
In a detailed story on Sunday, Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson previewed one of the flashpoints in the debate over confining laying hens in battery cages. The story provides plenty of evidence that confining hens in small cages is worse for birds and for the . . .
Today we posted on humanesociety.org our 2009 Annual Report. (If you’re an HSUS supporter, look for a copy in your mailbox at the end of the month.) I am posting, as today’s blog entry, my opening message for the report. You can look at the . . .
So many of you wrote in response to my blog about Tuesday’s adverse U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act. I am pleased to report that on Wednesday a bipartisan group of more than 50 lawmakers introduced a new, narrowly crafted bill, H.R. 5092, to make it a crime to sell videos of criminal animal crushing. We most urgently need you to ask your U.S. representative to support this new legislation.
This week, reporter Kristen Hinman wrote a feature-length story for the St. Louis Riverfront Times about the tussle between The HSUS and Big Agribusiness over confinement issues and other factory farming practices. That publication is one holding of Village Voice media, and the piece was published in the chain of weeklies serving large cities throughout the country.
If you were to describe the work of The HSUS, you probably wouldn’t call it subtle or indirect. Kathy Milani/The HSUS The HSUS’s member magazine is called All Animals. Our mission statement is “Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.” The HSUS has program departments devoted to animal . . .