Private Lab to Retire More Than 200 Chimps and Hand Them Over to New Sanctuary
Our movement is taking on one of its biggest projects ever – absorbing the duties of care for hundreds of chimpanzees once used in laboratory experiments and transferring them to private sanctuaries. These facilities, with the help of the public, the government, and animal welfare groups, will take on . . .
Rallying the Nation to Create a Humane Economy
As I travel around the United States on a national book tour to promote The Humane Economy, I am able to have a conversation with and engage the broader public on the work of The HSUS and the emerging humane economy taking shape all around us. On . . .
Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016
In December 2015, a U. S. Department of Agriculture inspector came upon a macabre scene in a cluttered shed at C & L Puppies, a puppy mill in Weldon, Iowa. A large, plastic table was sitting on blocks in the center of the room – . . .
Ringling’s Last Elephant Show on Earth
On Sunday, the elephants of Ringling Bros. will perform for the last time at shows in Providence, R.I. and Wilkes Barre, Penn., signaling a turning point in the history of our society’s tolerance of wild animal acts. When Ringling announced its decision last year to end its traveling elephant . . .
Campaign to Spare Korean Dogs Comes Again to U.S.
This week, 171 dogs raised for the butcher block in Wonju, South Korea, have received a stay of execution and have been flown into the United States. We worked with the farmer in February to permanently shut down his farm and rescue all 250 dogs on . . .
Partnering in Puerto Rico to Turn Around the Fortunes of Animals
Last year, The HSUS and Humane Society International supercharged animal protection in Puerto Rico – putting unprecedented resources on the ground to turn around the sad and overwhelming plight of animals on the island. Mired in crushing debt that’s made headlines across the United States, . . .
Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers
EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » In The Humane Economy, I look at the question of animal protection partly through an economic lens. . . .
A Year After New York Blood Center Abandoned Them, Liberian Chimps Are Thriving Under Humane Care
EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » After the New York Blood Center abandoned more than 60 chimpanzees on a series of islands in . . .
Eating Salmon Is a Crime – But Only If You’re a Sea Lion
It should not be a capital crime to engage in an essential feeding behavior. Yet in the mixed-up ideologies of old-school proponents of predator control and fisheries management, that’s just what happens. As a result, California sea lions in Oregon and Washington face the prospect of being . . .
Fiestas Without the Cruelty
From the bull fiestas of Spain to the Yulin dog meat festival, there are many events and enterprises across the world that, while cast by enthusiasts as a celebration of tradition, culture, and religion, can be more accurately described as cruel and anachronistic. For years . . .
Humane Economy Excerpt: Breaking the Chain on Dogfighting
Dogfighting is a big, global business – legal, if you can believe it, in more than 120 countries. It’s an example of the old, inhumane economy at work, still staked in the ground in these nations. The toll of this enterprise is inflicted foremost on . . .
The Surging Humane Economy
I’m excited to launch a national discussion with the American public about the work of The HSUS to address the real costs of cruelty and the great benefits of kindness, with the official launch tonight of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the . . .