Archive for March, 2010
For decades, the federal government has not only allowed the meat industry to self-regulate, but it’s taken the hard-earned tax dollars of Americans to enrich the industry at every turn. Americans hardly get the best service for the investment.
The House Committee on Tourism, Culture and International Affairs in the Hawaii legislature yesterday took the unbelievable step of voting 4-2 in favor of a resolution recognizing cockfighting as a “cultural activity.”
As Matt Campbell reported yesterday in the Kansas City Star, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Missouri Pork Association are in a froth over a ballot measure to combat puppy mills, even though the measure has absolutely nothing to do with animal agriculture or their industries.
Concern for animals is Biblical, Dr. Matthew Sleeth told me during a 30-minute interview I recently conducted by telephone. The HSUS’s director of Faith Outreach told me I must talk to this brilliant and passionate Evangelical Christian, and I was absolutely energized by our discussion.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora meeting ended today, and the results were mixed, I am sorry to say. Still, I am pleased to report that we achieved new or improved protection for dozens of species affected by international trade.
At The HSUS, our mission statement is “Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty,” but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea, specifically by recognizing people in the media and entertainment industry who incorporate animal protection themes in their reporting and creative works. Long PhotographyLifetime . . .
Maybe it’s my particular affection for wolves that causes me to be so outraged by the state of Alaska’s aerial wolf gunning program which resumed this week.