Yesterday was a day of hope in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I appeared with top officials from the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to hatch plans to develop an emergency pet shelter and veterinary . . .
© The HSUSPresenting Michael Vick’s talking points toCarol Leifer (left) and Lori Wolf (right). I just met with Carol Leifer and Lori Wolf at their Los Angeles home to present them with a framed copy of the notes Michael Vick used when he apologized to . . .
Readers responded to the heckling that The HSUS’s John Goodwin received at a town hall-style event in Atlanta last week, where Michael Vick supporters dominated the crowd. Among the comments we received: Wonderful showing by John Goodwin last night at the town hall meeting in . . .
All of the horse slaughter plants in the United States have now closed, but some American horses are still being slaughtered. Thousands of American horses are being exported this year, funneled to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. These horses are transported harrowingly long distances—in . . .
The pace of political activity in California is brisk, and there’s much at stake. Click to see the full-size ad. As I travel the state with my HSUS colleagues this week, we are recruiting volunteer petitioners to participate in a landmark ballot initiative to ban . . .
In September, a 13-year-old carriage horse died after she was spooked and bolted onto a sidewalk near New York City’s Central Park. Readers grieved the mare’s death and criticized having the horse-drawn carriages in such a heavily congested area. Among the comments we received: Horse-drawn . . .
If you’ve ever wanted to be involved in a critical campaign to protect animals, and to meaningfully participate in such a campaign—especially for those of you who live and vote in California—your moment has arrived. Together, we have a chance to take a stand against . . .
Yesterday, I was in the passenger seat driving by the parched pasture land outside of Lexington, Ky., reading news clips on my laptop on our way to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Nicholasville. I was focused on the news story in the Houston Chronicle . . .
In Federalist No. 78, Alexander Hamilton reassured us that the judiciary will always be the “least dangerous branch” of our government. But for those who profit from harming animals, Hamilton’s words are providing very cold comfort of late. From the double indictments against disgraced football . . .
Readers mourned the slaughter of a gray whale earlier this month off Washington’s coast. Among the comments we received: There is no excuse for killing whales in this day and age. It was barbaric back then, and it is even more so today. Whales are . . .
In some ways, we’ve already won the larger argument in society. Almost no one defends cruelty any longer. Animal welfare is widely recognized as a social virtue, and even the people and corporations that harm animals for recreation or profit try to disguise their conduct . . .