If there were peaceful beasts as large as dinosaurs still roaming the Earth, would we marvel at them and go to extraordinary lengths to protect these creatures – treating them as living monuments and biological treasures? Or would we kill them for commerce or mere territorialism? . . .
Gun control is in the news every day, it seems, and so is the National Rifle Association. The group doesn’t, however, get much attention on its extremist positions on hunting issues. I wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg News on this very topic, which was posted . . .
Shots were fired as Mississippi law enforcement authorities and The HSUS raided a dogfight in progress on Easter Sunday, with 200 people present, including some from far reaches of the country. No law enforcement personnel or HSUS staff were wounded, but one dog in a . . .
The HSUS has drawn a line in the sand – no trophy hunting of wolves in Michigan. Today, together with other members of a broad coalition of organizations, The HSUS submitted 253,705 signatures in support of a referendum to nullify the Michigan legislature’s December 2012 . . .
The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to lead the more than 1 billion member Roman Catholic Church was met with widespread praise, and many have found much to admire in the new pope’s humility and initial focus. At The HSUS, we were heartened to learn . . .
The HSUS has long been a leader in using technology to improve the lives of animals, building a network of more than 1.6 million advocates through our main Facebook page and making our award-winning videos widely accessible through the pioneering HumaneTV app. Now we are . . .
Before Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the United States, they did the same to Haiti, setting back the hapless nation in dramatic ways after the devastation delivered by the earthquake of January 2010. Kathy Milani/HSUSA Haitian veterinarian gets trained on equine . . .
You don’t have to show blood and guts to make an emphatic anti-fur statement. That’s the principle behind our exciting new anti-fur video with actor and animal advocate Woody Harrelson. You can watch every second of it without seeing animals in steel-jawed leghold traps or . . .
If you’ve ever rubbed a dog’s belly, met a parrot, or even sprinkled food on the water’s surface in a fish tank, you probably don’t need convincing that animals are conscious beings. Common sense demands recognition of these characteristics. Rescued Macaws at Project Perry in . . .
This week and into the following one, I’m in India, where we’re continuing to ramp up the work of our affiliate, HSI India, focusing on confinement of animals on factory farms, street dog sterilization and vaccination, and eliminating animal testing for cosmetics (“Be Cruelty Free”). . . .
Last year, The HSUS, under the auspices of its newly formed Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, hosted a landmark conference called “The Purebred Paradox,” examining the effects of purebred breeding on the health and welfare of dogs. Breeding for physical characteristics, rather than for . . .
This weekend, HSUS staff members cared for nearly 500 animals at emergency shelters we're running in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey, and also in Nassau County, New York, where we’re partnering with local groups. The work underscores the physical destruction and ongoing social . . .