The Cruelty Connection
Kindness and compassion are infectious. A child who embraces the ethic of compassion for animals is typically a child who is more respectful and empathetic toward other people. We’ve long known that inculcating a concern for animals builds character and fosters a sense of responsibility. . . .
Don’t Shoot the Predator
Not all forms of predator control are equal, but there’s an underlying core belief for the advocates of these killing programs that the predators are infringing upon our human prerogatives and our ordering of the world. We’re the ones who want to exploit prey populations, . . .
New Year, New Tradition
For the largest percentage of people on the planet, it’s New Year’s Day. More specifically, it’s Chinese New Year, and it’s the Year of the Rat. Table tents in English and Chinese explain the decision to notserve shark fin. Consumer cards and brochures are also . . .
Talk Back: Investigation Ovations
Our comment box continues to flood as readers add their voice to the uproar surrounding our investigation into inhumane treatment of downed cows at a California slaughter plant. Among the comments we received: To the person who had enough compassion for animals to put himself . . .
Humane Society Undercover
For the last few days, I’ve written about the riveting and revolting images from an HSUS investigation of a southern California slaughter plant. Millions of Americans have subsequently tuned in to newscasts that showed workers at the facility abuse and torment cows too sick or . . .
Truth of the Matter
The HSUS’s investigation into cruelty at a California dairy cow slaughter plant has evoked a national outcry from consumers, state government officials, Congress, the USDA, animal scientists, and even some within the meat industry. The condemnation of the conduct of personnel at Hallmark Meat Packing . . .
Talk Back: Cruelty in California
© The HSUSCattle wait in a trailer at Hallmark MeatPacking, the site of our investigation. Earlier this week, The HSUS released the results of a long-term investigation into inhumane treatment of dairy cows at a southern California slaughter plant. The facts and images have stirred . . .
It’s been a hectic 24 hours since The HSUS released the results of a lengthy investigation into a California dairy cow slaughterhouse, operating under the banner of Hallmark Meat Packing and Westland Meat Co. (ironically honored as a USDA "supplier of the year" for 2004-2005). . . .
Torture on Tape
In 2007, the term "waterboarding" entered into the American lexicon. I never thought that knowledge of the practice would inspire animal abusers, but that's exactly what's happened. An HSUS investigation we revealed today—as reported in The Washington Post—focused on the abuse of downed cows, unable . . .
Talk Back: Humane Mission
Readers commended 11-year-old Haley Ham of Tennessee who, after losing her two dogs to antifreeze poisoning, spearheaded the introduction of legislation to help prevent such a tragedy. Among the comments we received: Way to go Haley! Taking action through your pain took a lot of . . .
You Asked: Homes for Horses
Today I’d like to respond to a query that came in after last week’s blog about the National Call-In Day for Horses. Q. If people can’t afford to take care of their horses, besides slaughter and auction, what other avenues do they have? Just a . . .