Your Place in History
When you invest your dollars in The HSUS, I want you to feel you are getting a good return. To that end, it’s important not just to look ahead to the challenges for 2009 and beyond, but also to look back in order to see . . .
Pets Shouldn’t Balance the Budget
In these hard economic times, state and local officials should not try to balance budgets by adding to the suffering of animals. That’s just common sense. But sometimes common sense isn’t enough. For instance, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, obviously desperate to scrounge up new revenue . . .
Gifts that Give Back
If you are like me, you’d rather buy gifts for loved ones and friends that help the cause of animal protection. We’re not Wal-Mart or Saks here at The HSUS, but we are starting to develop some products for sale—products that spread the word of . . .
Thanks Be to Good
If you were to sit in my chair as president of The HSUS, you’d get an unobstructed view of the human spirit and character. The fact that a group like The HSUS exists at all—and happens to be one of the world’s most powerful advocacy . . .
Let’s Be Fur Sure
Earlier today, The HSUS filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court against six of the nation’s largest retailers and fashion designers—Andrew Marc, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s (which also owns Bloomingdale’s), Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, and Neiman Marcus—for their failure to act like responsible businesses. © . . .
Listen In: “Food Politics” on NPR
Today, at 1 p.m. Eastern time, I am scheduled to appear on "The Kojo Nnamdi Show"—a serious-minded talk show broadcast out of the Washington D.C. National Public Radio affiliate. I think we’ll have a wide-ranging discussion on the work of the issue. Kojo invited me . . .
Woe in Sheep’s Clothing
No one organization, even one as large as The HSUS, can fight animal cruelty all on its own. There are a number of outstanding animal protection groups out there, many that we regularly team up with to advance critical campaigns. One of our most frequent . . .
Coming of Age for Animals
My work is a world of contrasts. I see the worst cruelty and the people who perpetrate it. And I also see the best people, who use their talents to do good. Tracie Hotchner is one of the best people. She’s assembled tremendous information for . . .
The Story of a Model Advocate
We each have our own reasons for why we work so hard for animals. This week I wanted to share with you just a few of these perspectives from a broad range of animal advocates. As you read these stories in the coming days, I . . .
Yes We Can (Adopt)
Click here to thank the Obama family. I’ll be blogging in the coming weeks and months about the new administration, and the appointments of President-elect Obama will have enormous implications for our policy work in animal protection, particularly his appointments for the top positions at . . .
When it comes to the political cycle, I didn’t think it could get better for us than the last general election. Two years ago, we went head to head with the NRA and the rest of the extremist segment of the hunting lobby over dove . . .
The People Have Spoken: YES! on Prop 2
Friends, take a bow. Open the window and give out a whoop. Don’t hold back. Let fly the corks. In big, bold, indelible letters, you just wrote history. Proposition 2 passed with an overwhelming majority (now more than 62 percent, with 40 percent of the . . .