The late Sir Peter Scott, one of the world’s most famous conservationists, once said ”Many people now regard whales as a symbol. If we can’t save the whales, then we begin to wonder if we will be able to save anything – including ourselves.” By . . .
Three years ago, Tilikum, a captive orca at SeaWorld Orlando, killed whale trainer Dawn Brancheau by dragging her under the water and battering her to death. The killing happened in front of a large crowd of patrons who quickly realized that the whale decided to . . .
Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States, and it’s a cause for celebration. Standard features of that celebration involve getting together with family or friends and watching thunderous displays of fireworks. Many of us will be awed by the sounds and surprising light patterns . . .
A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated the closing of the last Mississippi carbon monoxide gas chamber, thanks in large part to the determined efforts of HSUS state director Lydia Sattler. This week we are excited to pass along other success stories – this time the . . .
One of the fundamentals of our work is to set standards that make it a crime to engage in malicious cruelty to animals. The nations of the world should have a zero-tolerance policy for the torture of animals, and for specific types of torment like dogfighting, . . .
Forty-three years ago to the day, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day – a day to raise awareness about the environment in the U.S. – and it’s now celebrated internationally in nearly 200 countries. It was a grassroots insurgency, with events in communities throughout . . .
Recently I wrote about two outrageous campaigns against animal protection. In the Michigan legislature, there’s a bill designed to derail our wolf protection referendum, to repeal a 2006 referendum that banned the target shooting of mourning doves, and to cede authority to allow hunting and . . .
If there were peaceful beasts as large as dinosaurs still roaming the Earth, would we marvel at them and go to extraordinary lengths to protect these creatures – treating them as living monuments and biological treasures? Or would we kill them for commerce or mere territorialism? . . .
Gun control is in the news every day, it seems, and so is the National Rifle Association. The group doesn’t, however, get much attention on its extremist positions on hunting issues. I wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg News on this very topic, which was posted . . .
Shots were fired as Mississippi law enforcement authorities and The HSUS raided a dogfight in progress on Easter Sunday, with 200 people present, including some from far reaches of the country. No law enforcement personnel or HSUS staff were wounded, but one dog in a . . .
The HSUS has drawn a line in the sand – no trophy hunting of wolves in Michigan. Today, together with other members of a broad coalition of organizations, The HSUS submitted 253,705 signatures in support of a referendum to nullify the Michigan legislature’s December 2012 . . .