The HSUS was founded more than 50 years ago as an organization focused on national cruelties, such as dogfighting, inhumane transport and slaughter of farm animals, and pet theft for research and testing. A group operating on that scale was needed because local humane societies, . . .
The old construct is that humans live in one place and nature is a separate place—represented most completely in the form of national parks, wilderness areas, and other areas that do not bear the scars of roads, developments, and human fabrications or settlements. And while . . .
You may remember the campaign by the so-called U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA)—a front group for the arms and ammo makers, bowhunters, and hunting retailers—to block an HSUS program with Meijer, a department store chain, to provide up to $5,000 for the fund we created to . . .
The HSUS is in the news somewhere every day, and we expect continuing coverage because the moral urgency of our work demands constant exposure and then dialogue and then remediation. But regular attention is a relatively recent phenomenon for The HSUS and even for the . . .
© iStockphoto It’s been a bad fortnight for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance. First, their petty-minded plan to subvert a collaborative effort by The HSUS and Meijer superstores to help pets by adding $5,000 to our Foreclosure Pets Grant Fund backfired. After Meijer inexplicably caved to . . .
I am in Orlando today, at The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo. It’s one of our signature events, and attracts animal sheltering professionals from throughout the nation and the world, though it’s a treasure trove of information and instruction for any animal advocate. We are 1,700 . . .
Animal cruelty knows no national boundaries. Almost all of the industries we confront are global in nature—animal fighting and puppy mills (see yesterday’s blog), trophy hunting and the fur trade, the exotic animal trade and factory farming, just to name a few. As a matter . . .
Thank you U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance. The Ohio-based radical hunting organization derailed a program we launched with Meijer to generate an additional $5,000 for our fund to help pets and shelters affected by the home foreclosure crisis. I updated you on the issue yesterday—noting that we’d . . .