Archive for September, 2010
This election cycle, The HSUS has joined with wide-ranging coalitions in campaigning on three important ballot measures—supporting Missouri’s Proposition B to stop puppy mill abuses and establish common-sense standards for the proper care of dogs, opposing Arizona’s Proposition 109 to block any future statutory wildlife protection initiatives and to strip the Arizona Game and Fish . . .
There is good news and bad news from Capitol Hill. On the up side, the U.S. Senate last night gave unanimous approval to legislation to crack down on animal crush videos. The other good news is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D. Nev., not only allowed the crush video legislation to come up for a vote, but he also personally offered motions to pass five other bills that had already been approved by the House. The bad news is that Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., blocked all of the bills.
This was a weekend that, in its range of activity, reflects the diversity of interests of The HSUS. We work on the big-picture problems — like public policy — but also focus on the needs of individual creatures who need care and feeding.
Last week The HSUS’s Nancy Perry testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing arguing for the enactment of legislation to crack down on the despicable animal crush video industry. These videos typically show scantily clad women or girls, often in high-heeled shoes, impaling, crushing, stomping or smothering small animals to death for the titillation of . . .
Proposition B is not just an opportunity for Missouri voters, but for citizens of every state. That’s because this life-saving Missouri ballot measure will have tremendous positive implications for dog welfare all over the nation.
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a hearing on this summer’s massive egg recall, and witnesses included the owners of the factory farms that spawned the Salmonella crisis and a couple of the downstream victims—consumers who ate foods containing eggs contaminated with Salmonella and nearly died. The testimony of some of the victims . . .
This week, Petfinder.com is spotlighting some of the pets who are the hardest to find homes for by hosting Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week, teaming up with animal shelters and rescues and concerned bloggers all across the country and the world. You can join in this effort by promoting a “less adoptable” pet from your area.
This video shows the change you help make possible — our West Virginia state director Summer Wyatt visits three families who adopted seven of the 49 horses, donkeys and mules The HSUS helped to remove from severe neglect on a Prichard, W.Va. farm in May.
Earlier this month, reacting to a rush of feedback from customers, the apparel retailer Talbots backed away from a decision to sell fur. In Florida, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission outlawed fox and coyote pens. Today I share a sample of your comments in response.