Protecting Wildlife by Preserving Places
The HSUS has always recognized that the destruction of habitat is life-threatening to wild creatures. When habitats are fragmented or demolished for roadbuilding or commercial or residential development, animals are driven from their homes and often displaced or destroyed. In the United States, there are . . .
Keeping the Gloves on till Animal Fighting’s Gone
In keeping with this week’s theme of showcasing our hands-on work and our video resources, I want to direct you to The Final Round, an HSUS video on the ugly world of animal fighting (warning: video contains graphic footage). The HSUS devotes major resources to . . .
Saving Lives in the Community
If urgent matters don’t disrupt my plan, I want to showcase two themes this week—first, to shine a spotlight on a few hands-on programs at The HSUS and, second, to point you to our tremendous in-house video capabilities and resources. Yesterday, I introduced you to . . .
Safe Haven for Abused and Abandoned
If you are part of our online community, you get a steady stream of calls to action—combatting animal fightng, horse slaughter, puppy mills, factory farming, and a wide range of other abuses. But you may not hear much about our hands-on work for animals. From . . .
Dog Devotion, Pedestrian and Presidential
The dog days are upon us. This is the season when the brightest star in Canis Major, Sirius or the “dog star,” once rose with the sun. Ancient astronomers believed Sirius added to the sun’s heat during these summer months. Credit: Library of CongressGrace Coolidge, . . .
Shark on the Menu Puts Species in Peril
I’ll admit that when I swim in the ocean, I have thought more than a few times about the presence of sharks. I guess it’s like walking in grizzly bear country or in mountain lion habitat. In these environs, we are not top dog, and . . .
Talk Back: Shame on the Shillers
Many readers responded to the series of blogs exposing the fatuous claims of HSUS critics (you can see those here, here and here). Among the comments we received: I don’t know what’s worse: organizations that mislead the public and falsely claim to support animal welfare . . .
Farm Animals Front and Center
The plight of farm animals has always been a concern of The Humane Society of the United States. But the well-being of these animals—raised by the billions in factory farms and slaughtered at a rate of more than one million per hour—is now increasingly gaining . . .
A Calling to Care
Rabbi Marc Gellman’s essay at Newsweek.com about the ethics of keeping animals in zoos brought me back to a seminal experience—a turning point for me and my thoughts about our responsibilities to animals. I went to an all-boys Catholic high school in West Haven, Conn., . . .
Plan of Attack Against Dogfighting
© The HSUS Last week, the contract shillers at the Center for Consumer Freedom—which has never known a form of animal abuse it will not directly or indirectly defend—attacked The Humane Society of the United States for our fundraising and program work against dogfighting. We . . .
Dogfighting a Constant Battle for The HSUS
The contract shillers at the Center for Consumer Freedom are about the most shameless people I’ve ever come across. They put out a statement yesterday attempting to make a scandal of The HSUS raising funds to combat dogfighting as the spotlight has shined brightly on . . .
Congress Considers Flurry of Animal Protection Measures
There’s been a remarkable amount of activity on animal protection issues in Congress in recent days, in the lead-up to the August recess, which runs about a month through Labor Day. I wanted to provide a quick report to show you the progress we are . . .