The HSUS was called to testify this morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the repugnant phenomenon of animal crush videos. Nancy Perry, HSUS vice president for government affairs, presented our case eloquently—you can read her testimony here to better understand what’s at stake. . . .
The Humane Society Walk for the Animals, which The HSUS co-hosts with the Washington Humane Society, happens on Sept. 25, and if you haven’t already registered, please be sure to do so. The event raises funds for campaigns to end pet homelessness at the local . . .
It is a commonly held view that people who have not spayed or neutered their pets just don’t care that much about the larger problem of pet overpopulation. Our public survey work reveals quite the opposite, however—people love their animals and they want to help . . .
Last week, we asked members and supporters to urge Talbots to go back to being fur-free. Your response was overwhelming.
Today, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland received the sort of letter that reminds elected officials of the gravity of their daily responsibilities. The letter writer, Deirdre Herbert, is the mother of the young man recently killed by a captive bear in Lorain County. She told Gov. . . .
Recently, Lindsey Sterling Krank, the director of our prairie dog protection campaign, helped oversee the relocation of hundreds of prairie dogs who otherwise would have succumbed to poisoning. This video provides a fascinating perspective of these burrowing critters and a behind the scenes look at an innovative relocation project that has been months in the making.
On Monday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released the findings from its mandatory investigation of the death of long-time trainer Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla. OSHA issued three safety violations to SeaWorld, including one willful citation — for exposing its employees to potentially injurious or fatal hazards by allowing them to interact with its captive orcas without sufficient protection.
Today, the Associated Press broke the story that the infamous practice of bear baying is alive and well in South Carolina. An HSUS undercover investigator documented bear baying at several locations in rural areas, and it appears that South Carolina is the only state in the nation to allow this cruelty.
Readers celebrated last week’s decision by a federal judge to reinstate endangered species protections for the gray wolves of the Northern Rockies—a remarkable victory in The HSUS and other organizational plaintiffs’ long-running legal campaign to protect these imperiled animals. Among your comments: Protecting gray wolves . . .