Humane Society International
Fur Is Down
The global drop in retail fur sales as reported by the industry itself could spare the lives of 10 million animals a year.
Talk Back: Seal Hunt, Puppy Mill Rescue
As world pressure mounts against the hunt, our ProtectSeals team remains in Canada to document the annual commercial seal kill and broadcast the cruelty across the world. So many of you have been moved by the reports sent back by Rebecca Aldworth and today I . . .
Talk Back: Safety for Baby Seals, Downer Cattle
From my perch at The HSUS, I see so much change for the good occurring for animals. Last week, I was beyond thrilled by the Russian government’s announcement to end the killing of baby seals in that country. Vladimir Putin the week before had signaled . . .
The Animals’ Bailout
With the debate over the stimulus package dominating the news, it seems there’s no end to the discussion about the economic malaise in this country. A depression is never good for charities, since many people may choose to save rather than to give. And that’s . . .
For Fur, It Ain’t Easy Being Green
It’s hard to believe he had the brashness to make the claim, but Fur Council of Canada executive vice president Alan Herscovici said last year, “You want to help nature? Ride your bike to work, put out your blue box and buy a fur coat.” . . .
2008: A Look Back
I’ve had the privilege of being president of The HSUS for short of five years now. I had hoped, in taking the post, that I could enhance the organization’s reputation as a powerful, mainstream force for animal protection—a force that could take on the major . . .
eBay Does Elephants’ Bidding
I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Big Agribusiness corporations fighting the reforms of California’s Proposition 2, blinded by the bottom line. So it’s a welcome change of pace to tell you about a major multi-national company that has taken a strong stand for . . .
A Film to Seal the Deal
© The HSUS/McFarlandNigel discusses his film with HSUS staff. See more photos > Nigel Barker—professional photographer and a judge on "America's Next Top Model" and one of The HSUS's top spokespersons—was here at our office today near Washington, D.C. to speak to the staff and . . .
Talk Back: China’s Golden Opportunities
The 29th Olympic Games will wind down in Beijing this weekend and the world will soon shift its attention away from China. It’s easy to write off China, but it would be a mistake for us as a movement. We’ve got to work with government, . . .
Fortune of Animals in China
As the Beijing Olympics wind down, and after four related blog postings (on the fur industry, tiger trade, ivory, and consumer power), I want to offer the floor to HSI’s China Policy Consultant, Dr. Peter J. Li, of the University of Houston-Downtown. Peter’s optimism has . . .
Little Green Lies
What do the fur industry’s recent attempts to cast itself as a “green industry” have in common with the 29th Summer Olympics in Beijing? More than you would think, it turns out. Devotees of the Olympics are aware of the vigorous efforts by Chinese officials . . .
Grabbing Tiger Trade by the Tail
China has a staggering 1.3 billion people. But throughout all of Asia, there are fewer than 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild. Even with a small percentage of Chinese citizens coveting tiger products in traditional Chinese medicine, there is enormous pressure on the declining species . . .