© The HSUS/RileyAt the National Cathedral’s Sunday Forum. Last Sunday, I was the Forum guest at Washington’s most remarkable church—the awe-inspiring National Cathedral. And yesterday, I was the Forum guest at another marvel of the Episcopal church—San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. I was privileged to have . . .
While California’s Prop 2 has been a frequent subject of my blog posts, there’s another important ballot measure slated for a vote this fall. The HSUS is a sponsor of Question 3, the Greyhound Protection Act, in Massachusetts to end greyhound racing. © iStockphoto Working . . .
Our Animals & Religion program recently launched All Creatures Great and Small, a campaign to remind people of faith about our personal and collective responsibilities to all of God’s creatures. The principles of compassion and mercy and other-centeredness are interwoven in the teachings of all . . .
Mimi, atop a tower of donated food. Twelve-year-old Mimi Ausland launched a website to collect food for animals at the local humane society; 7-year-old Brianna Zeiberg asked for donations instead of presents at her birthday party and raised more than $1,300; 15-year-old Ayna Agarwal founded . . .
The HSUS is a big-tent organization. We welcome you into the family of animal protectors if you demonstrate any concern for our fellow creatures—whether promoting spaying and neutering, donating to help animals during disasters, writing letters to lawmakers or corporations, or eating lower on the . . .
© The HSUS/MilaniA dog is evacuated from New Orleans in advance of Gustav. This weekend as Hurricane Gustav brewed off the Gulf Coast we saw many of the major news outlets—NBC Nightly News, Reuters, USA Today, and more—run stories about the new evacuation procedures put . . .
Michael Phelps, who has captured a record eight gold medals in this summer’s Olympic games, has rewritten the history books in athletic competition. © NBCMichael Phelps with his dog Herman. But have you heard of Herman Phelps? Herman is Phelps’ Bulldog. Phelps told the “Today” . . .
Yesterday, I gave a talk before the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and PennAg on farm animals and animal welfare. I then dashed to the airport and flew from Harrisburg to Baton Rouge, La. When I arrived at 9 p.m., cockfighting was legal in the state. . . .