The Los Angeles Times’ animal blog L.A. Unleashed recently launched a monthly five-question interview series featuring voices from all across the animal protection movement. My thoughts on what happened in June affecting animals, what to watch for in July and how to get involved were . . .
The fight to ban commercial whaling has had mixed outcomes through the years. There’s a ban on commercial whaling, but Japan, Norway, and Iceland have defied it, killing thousands of whales since the “ban” was imposed in 1986. In recent years, they pushed a proposal . . .
The largest national conference for the animal advocacy movement, TAFA is now in its sixth year — we’ll gather July 23-26 in the heart of Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, just steps from the Metro. If you register by tomorrow — Wednesday, June 23 — you can save $25 on full conference registration.
I’ve written before about HSVMA Field Services, sharing some happy stories of animals treated at our field clinics. We recently posted a video showing just a few of the people and pets helped by this tremendous program — and some of the hundreds of students who get hands-on training at the clinics — and I wanted to share it with you.
Yesterday our Animal Cruelty and Fighting campaign was in South Carolina assisting the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in a raid on what is perhaps the largest operational cockfighting pit in that state. Sheriff’s deputies charged 85 people with illegal cockfighting and seized $15,854 in gambling . . .
Today, Humane Society International and The HSUS, together with actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are asking supporters to take action to save whales—again. Nearly a quarter century after the moratorium on commercial whaling took effect, the threat to whales worldwide has . . .
One great connection with animals is to bring them into service to help our veterans — a subject I wrote about recently. Many of you shared touching responses — along with the names of some of the other programs devoted to matching dogs with military service members — and today I post your comments.
Tomorrow morning my colleague Naomi Rose, Ph.D., and a number of other experts will testify before a House subcommittee about the ethical and legal issues associated with keeping marine mammals in captivity so that people can watch them perform. The HSUSPhoto taken at SeaWorld Orlando's . . .
Yesterday, the big news was the setback delivered by the U.S. Supreme Court in ruling against our position in a constitutional challenge to the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act. But there was much action on other fronts, and I wanted to mention four important advances this week.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt animals a serious blow in its ruling today, upholding an appellate court decision that invalidated the federal law banning the commercial sale of videos showing illegal and extreme acts of animal cruelty. The Court got hung up in a stream . . .