Celebrate Cats, and Vote for the Cutest
A few weeks ago I wrote about Take Your Dog to Work Day and The Humane Society of the United States’ canine colleagues. But the month of June didn’t go entirely to the dogs—it also marked Adopt-A-Cat Month. Cats have steadily and stealthily crept into . . .
Talk Back: Can’t Bear the News
Readers were upset when the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment to ban the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada. Among the comments we received: For shame! What does it say about us as human beings that we are unwilling or unable . . .
Lifeblood of the Movement
The Humane Society of the United States has an extraordinary staff, augmented a great deal with personnel who have joined us over the last two years thanks to our mergers with The Fund for Animals and the Doris Day Animal League. Staff members are committed . . .
Talk Back: Dog Days
While the nation observed “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” blog readers celebrated The HSUS’ dogs in the office policy. Among the comments we received: Congratulations on your dog-friendly environment! I’ve worked from home for my entire career and I cannot imagine having to leave . . .
Talk Back: Farm Bureau and Fur
This week, readers praised The HSUS’ outreach to the American Farm Bureau: Again, you confirm why I support The HSUS. Educating people about humane treatment of animals is vital and approaching the Farm Bureau to begin this dialogue is brilliant. They have the ability to . . .
Let’s Get Political
If you decide to read the 276 pages of "Get Political for Animals," be prepared. Author Julie Lewin is essentially grabbing you firmly by the shoulders, jerking you violently back and forth, and trying to shake some sense into you. Her message is simple: the . . .
Amazon Arguments Don’t Fly
The First Amendment protects speech. It does not protect criminal conduct. So you have to wonder why on earth Amazon.com, the retail giant, insists on trafficking in criminal materials in the name of “free speech.” © The HSUS Yesterday, the Humane Society amended its complaint . . .
Talk Back: Honoring Gretchen Wyler
Last week, The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times paid homage to Gretchen Wyler, a Broadway actress turned animal advocate. In reaction to her passing, we also heard from readers: For 40 years, Gretchen’s intelligence and dedication released countless animals . . .
Talk Back: Love the Logo
The virtual applause has been streaming in since our new logo was unveiled. Below is a collection of reader praise for the illustration: I love the new logo. Well thought out, inspiring and meaningful. I also like the positive spin of the organization with protecting . . .
Of Mice and Men
Earlier this year, the Congress amended the Animal Welfare Act to strengthen a section of law dealing with dogfighting, cockfighting and other forms of staged animal fighting. With these amendments, the law now bans any interstate or foreign commerce in fighting animals or cockfighting implements, . . .
Fate of Whales Decided This Week
I really like to stay on the offense at The HSUS. I want to press ahead with new campaigns that keep our opponents on the defense—whether on horse slaughter, cockfighting, factory farming, canned hunts, puppy mills or the like—so that the industries responsible for these . . .
Talk Back: Michael Vick
Many readers have inquired about The HSUS’ involvement in the investigation surrounding Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick and allegations of a possible dogfighting operation at his former Virginia home. Reader John Gilligan asks: Is the HSUS going to have an email letter to send to . . .