Archive for November, 2010
This week HSUS took a look into one other grim facet of industrial turkey production.
There is a raft of major horse welfare issues in America, and one of the most important is the treatment of wild horses and burros on our federal lands. These horses are living symbols of the American West, yet too many horses are rounded up and removed from our public lands, causing unnecessary stress for . . .
The HSUSBenjamin Sykes and Lucky. We all know it’s important to pass laws to prevent cruelty. But what happens when the perpetrators aren’t hardened criminals, but misguided kids who grew up thinking dogfighting is normal? Most kids have an instinctive connection to animals. But in many of America’s cities, this connection is being turned on . . .
Today, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to legislation to ban the creation, sale and distribution of obscene animal crush videos, the culmination of an intensive effort that began on April 21 of this year—the day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal cruelty depictions statute that we helped to pass in . . .
A day after our press conferences in Washington, D.C. and Houston detailing the findings of our undercover exposé of Cal-Maine, the nation’s largest egg supplier, it’s obvious that the press and the public are coming to the subject with an elevated understanding of the connection between extreme confinement of animals and food safety. National outlets . . .
An HSUS investigator has gone undercover again to take a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions of laying hens confined in battery cages—in this case, at a facility run by Cal-Maine, the largest egg producer in the country with 26 million birds under its control. Cal-Maine’s 2010 Annual Report to shareholders says that the company’s . . .
There has been a remarkable surge in publishing about animals within the last decade. They range from the practical to the awe-inspiring, and I’d like to tell you today about just a few of the books that I’ve scanned or read recently. If you’re looking for information on training your dog, there is no shortage . . .
Even compared with some of the most hazardous jobs in the law enforcement field, game wardens face tremendous risk. Their job is also one of the most difficult, given that so few officers must police hundreds of millions of acres. The degree of difficulty is compounded because the potential victims of wildlife-related crime cannot speak, . . .