Talk Back: Michael Vick
Many readers have inquired about The HSUS’ involvement in the investigation surrounding Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick and allegations of a possible dogfighting operation at his former Virginia home. Reader John Gilligan asks: Is the HSUS going to have an email letter to send to . . .
Environmental Protection, Past and Present
There are people whose life and work have changed the course of history. The late Rachel Carson is one of those people. Carson was the legendary biologist and author who transformed environmental protection with her groundbreaking 1962 work "Silent Spring." © USFWSRachel Carson and Bob . . .
Power to Protect Animals
What has been most heartening since I launched my blog is that the comments are coming in faster than we can publish them. Rest assured that we are reading them, and we will continue to post samplers. I would like to keep the conversation going, . . .
Polar Bears Hunted in Dwindling Habitat
Make no mistake about it. Global warming is an animal protection issue. © The HSUS/Milani Before the first club was swung, or the first shot fired this spring in Atlantic Canada in the annual orgy of seal killing, the Canadian government estimates that as many . . .
Cruelty by Design
The fur issue is one of the easiest moral questions to settle. The animals are killed only for human adornment, often in particularly horrible ways, and there are functional and fashionable alternatives. If our societal standards against needless cruelty mean anything, they should be applied . . .
Talk Back: Readers Speak Up
Many readers responded to the two comments that were posted to the blog on Friday (see here). Below is a sampling of the remarks we received. If you would like to join the conversation, offer a comment below. These are the types of comments that . . .
A More Vivid Picture
You’ve probably heard the story of the blind man touching the elephant and thinking that the elephant is just the tail or the trunk. In the world of animal protection organizations, The HSUS is the biggest of them all—akin, in some ways, to the elephant . . .
Talk Back: Voices of Dissent
Two responses to the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act and the blog: I think that the people who voted for this bill need to butt out. We do not put bans on the things that you do and how dare you do this to us. . . .
Rebuilding for a New Louisiana
© iStockphoto Yesterday, I blogged on the efforts in the Louisiana legislature to rid the state of cockfighting. The fight in Baton Rouge is far from over, and the outcome is uncertain. But everyone agrees there is more momentum than ever to ban cockfighting. When . . .
Big Wins for Cockfighting and Horse Slaughter Bans
There have been some signature wins in state legislatures this week—particularly on two of the worst forms of animal abuse The HSUS has been campaigning to stamp out through the law. First, on Tuesday, in the Louisiana Senate, lawmakers passed an immediate ban on cockfighting . . .
Mad Pig Industry
The pork industry is bent out of shape about a two-sentence comment on the “possibility” that pigs may harbor a variant of mad cow disease, which appeared in my 16-page, single-spaced written testimony submitted to the House Agriculture Committee. In a section of my testimony . . .
Talk Back: Animal Welfare in Agriculture
Readers are talking about Wayne’s entry on the House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing and the misleading statements made by industry witnesses. Below is a sampling of the remarks we received. If you would like to join the conversation, offer a comment below. I wonder if our . . .