Talk Back: United Front
Here at The Humane Society of the United States, we are so fortunate to have such a powerful base of passionate supporters. Millions strong, we are joined together in the fight for animal protection, driven by your devotion to the cause and your hope for . . .
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
In the pages of The New York Times today, you’ll see two items that may at first glance not seem to relate, but closely linked they are. An ad in the A section of The Times comes from the Center for Consumer Freedom—a corporate front . . .
The One to Watch
© iStockphoto If you scan the journals and newsletters of our political adversaries—the NRA, the Center for Consumer Freedom, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, the United Egg Producers, the National Animal Interest Alliance, and a phalanx of others—you'll see that The HSUS is top of mind . . .
Truth of the Matter
The HSUS’s investigation into cruelty at a California dairy cow slaughter plant has evoked a national outcry from consumers, state government officials, Congress, the USDA, animal scientists, and even some within the meat industry. The condemnation of the conduct of personnel at Hallmark Meat Packing . . .
Talk Back: Never Mind the Nonsense
A few weeks ago, the Center for Consumer Freedom placed an ad in The New Yorker, inaccurately criticizing The Humane Society of the United States. Since that time, we’ve heard from many readers who were motivated by the attack, and by our response. Among the . . .
CCF Ads Are Kitty Litter
I must offer a thanks again to the contract shillers at the Center for Consumer Freedom. They’ve done us a favor. I am not kidding. CCF is best known as a front group for tobacco, alcohol, restaurant and agribusiness special interests. It has become tiresome . . .
Talk Back: Shame on the Shillers
Many readers responded to the series of blogs exposing the fatuous claims of HSUS critics (you can see those here, here and here). Among the comments we received: I don’t know what’s worse: organizations that mislead the public and falsely claim to support animal welfare . . .
Our critics simply can’t stand it when The Humane Society of the United States and the reforms we advocate are in the spotlight. So the current intense focus on dogfighting must be almost too much to take for the folks who have made a business . . .
One reason I decided to blog was to have a rapid-response capability—to respond to breaking news, to bring up urgent issues not getting the mainstream attention they deserve, and to create a dialogue with our supporters. I also wanted a forum to rebut some of . . .
House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms
Life is full of little ironies. This Tuesday, I appeared at a Congressional hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, where several people on a panel with me claimed that The HSUS is not active on animal sheltering issues. I had . . .