The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration held the first evening classes of its 75th anniversary event on Thursday night. This spectacle has become synonymous with the exhibition of stacked, chained Walking horses, and, unfortunately, a showcase for the cruel practice of soring, in which trainers . . .
The mid-day rush of clients and their dogs and cats had just passed last Monday when members of the intake team from the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association-Rural Area Veterinary Services clinic peered out the door of the community gymnasium and saw a medium-sized brown . . .
You probably heard the news that SeaWorld recently hired a big-league PR firm to try and counter the bad publicity resulting from the movie expose “Blackfish.” Well, let me say that SeaWorld’s image troubles cannot be addressed in their entirety by throwing money at public . . .
Look at any major social movement and it has communications platforms to disseminate ideas, review books in the field, dig deep into issues, release research or investigations, and allow debate and discussion within the fraternity. The left, for example, has magazines like Mother Jones and . . .
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, . . .