Triumph Against Fur Trade
The Humane Society of the United States did an investigation in the late 1990s in China and other Asian countries and discovered that millions of dogs and cats were being killed for their fur, and the pelts were being exported across the globe, including to . . .
Invitation for Cooperation
If you look at the history of the relationship between The HSUS and the American Farm Bureau Federation, there’s not much we agree upon, and there has been a noticeable scarcity of goodwill. We seem locked in regular political combat. © iStockphoto The American Farm . . .
Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse
I must say that the proponents of horse slaughter have done a pretty good job of staying on message and thereby confusing the issue. They know that Americans care about animal welfare, so they have been forced to concoct an argument that somehow makes horse . . .
Talk Back: Heard on Horse Slaughter
Readers responded from both sides of the fence to last week’s update on the combination of setbacks and progress in the battle to stop the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. Below is a sampler of the comments we received: This news is really . . .
Help Save Dogs Like Baby
On Monday I told you about my friend Jana Kohl and her adopted dog Baby. Though it’s painful to hear, it is at times important to focus on the suffering that animals endure, as a reminder of what we are working to prevent in the . . .
Protect Sharks, Predators of the Sea
If you haven’t yet read John Balzar’s interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau on humanesociety.org, it’s worth your time. Balzar is an award-winning journalist (recipient of the Pulitzer, Ernie Pyle and Robert F. Kennedy International Humanitarian Award, to name a few) who became HSUS’ communications czar after . . .
Talk Back: Hogwash Hunting
Many readers reacted to the news that the "Monster Pig," who was shot eight times by an Alabama youth, was actually a pet sold to a fenced-in hunting ranch. Among the comments we received: This is diabolical. What a terrible thing to teach a child, . . .
Let’s Get Political
If you decide to read the 276 pages of "Get Political for Animals," be prepared. Author Julie Lewin is essentially grabbing you firmly by the shoulders, jerking you violently back and forth, and trying to shake some sense into you. Her message is simple: the . . .
Inspiration from a Three-Legged Poodle
My friend Jana Kohl is a real hero to me. Like many people, she’s always loved animals, but was unaware of the deprivation and suffering so many creatures endure. I met her some years ago, and spoke to her about the varieties of animal abuse . . .
Trophy Hunting Is Not Conservation
I hope you have been following the exchanges in the Talk Back posts, where we are posting a sampler of reader comments (if you’d like to join the conversation, offer a comment below). Thus far, I have stayed an arm’s length away and let the . . .
Talk Back: Polar Bear Peril
Several readers responded to the blog about polar bears and the dangers of a melting habitat and trophy hunters. Among the comments we received: Polar bears are facing enough problems from global warming and loss of habitat. Hunting them will just hasten their extinction. They . . .
Amazon Arguments Don’t Fly
The First Amendment protects speech. It does not protect criminal conduct. So you have to wonder why on earth Amazon.com, the retail giant, insists on trafficking in criminal materials in the name of “free speech.” © The HSUS Yesterday, the Humane Society amended its complaint . . .