Talk Back: Support for a Vick Suspension
The conversation continues surrounding Michael Vick, his status with the NFL, and his relationship with Nike. Among the comments we received: There may be a silver lining here. Whether or not Vick is found guilty, this incident will generate so much publicity that everyone in . . .
Blocking of Animal Fighting Law Could Benefit Vick
Little did he know it, but Michael Vick got a great assist—the equivalent of some tremendous pass protection on the field—in his dogfighting debacle from U.S. Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), who has emerged in recent years as one of the leading opponents of animal welfare . . .
Talk Back: Appalled by the Allegations
As news of the federal indictment against Michael Vick and three co-defendants spreads, animal advocates—and sports fans—across the country have reacted and united. The response to our campaign urging the NFL to suspend Vick has been unprecedented. The outpouring of actions through humanesociety.org was larger . . .
Time to Bench Vick
Last night, I appeared on CNN’s Nancy Grace show with a cavalcade of other guests. The show was one of dozens that have covered the Michael Vick case, which has transfixed and unsettled the country. The ugly details of dogfighting came to light with the . . .
Indictment Against Vick Exposes Grisly Allegations
Michael Vick said weeks ago he had no knowledge of dogfighting on his property and no involvement in the activity. The website for his kennel said he would absolutely not sell dogs for fighting. What a bunch of claptrap. Vick has, by all reliable accounts, . . .
Celebs’ Pet Store Purchases Prop Up Puppy Mills
Purchasing a puppy from a pet store appears, on its face, to be an entirely benign act—perhaps even a compassionate act, given the pleading eyes of these beautiful pups. But reproduced tens of thousands of times, this act is the economic engine that allows more . . .
Talk Back: Flipped Farm Bill
Before the good news was delivered—that Section 123 of Title I was pulled from the the Farm Bill—readers denounced this provision, which threatened to nullify dozens of animal welfare laws enacted at the state and local level. Among the comments we received: It is beyond . . .
Chance for Compassion in Congress
Here’s a heads up. Before the Congress adjourns for its month-long August recess, there’s a load of activity that may occur related to animal protection. And we are likely to need your calls and letters flowing into Congressional offices. The big item on deck is . . .
Talk Back: Celebrating Cats and Creatures
Readers enjoyed last week’s poll, but were challenged to choose just one cat. Among the comments we received: A great tribute to our wonderful feline companions. —Andrea A. It was impossible to vote for just one, so I gave them all a vote for the . . .
Two Milestones in the Fight for Animals
We just don’t give up at The HSUS. Some of the fights we launch are tough, and the goals we set may seem unachievable at the outset. But we just keep coming. We wear down our opponents. We engage the public and the media. We . . .
Congress Takes Swipe at Pet Declawing
Sometimes good stuff for animals happens without much fanfare or notice. At The HSUS’ recommendation, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives included report language in legislation to reduce the suffering associated with cat declawing. © iStockphoto The HSUS has long opposed surgical . . .
Community and HSUS Face Flooding Together
There were countless animal lives lost when Katrina and then Rita struck along an enormous swath of the Gulf Coast. There was also a remarkably generous private response to the hurricanes, and an outpouring of public concern for the victims of the disaster, including the . . .