Archive for December, 2010
We’ve reached a milestone here at HSUS. In 2008 we launched our Puppy Friendly Pet Stores program – to encourage pet-shop retailers to make it their corporate policy not to sell puppies and to educate interested customers about how to get a puppy from a shelter or reputable breeder instead. Some years ago, PetSmart and . . .
It’s a tradition this time of year to pause and reflect. It’s also a time to look ahead. For me, it’s a moment to convey my pride in you—in each of you who stood up for animals in 2010. I begin by expressing my great pride in the staff of The Humane Society of the . . .
We’ve been officially notified that The HSUS was the top vote-getter in last month’s Pepsi Refresh challenge, where more than 1,100 outstanding charities competed for cash grants in several categories to advance their good works. The HSUS developed an animal rescue proposal—to allow us to continue our dizzying range of activity to rescue starving horses, . . .
Our victories are many, but our progress is only possible because of you. Today, I share with you this four-minute video featuring some of our major achievements this year.
Another December Victory: The Congress today gave final approval to legislation to stop the gruesome practice of shark finning in American waters. It’s the third great outcome for our cause in the lame-duck session of this Congress. I reported on Monday that President Obama signed the HSUS-backed Truth in Fur Labeling Act into law this . . .
News Alert: President Obama this week signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, which The HSUS advocated for after a series of our investigations revealed that major retailers and manufacturers were selling fur-trimmed garments that were unlabeled, incorrectly described as faux fur, or labeled as the wrong animal. It was more than a decade ago . . .
The HSUS is constantly in motion—whether the goals are public policy reforms, improved corporate practices, public awareness, or animal care and rescue. In The HSUS’s latest animal rescue deployment, this week we helped to remove 43 horses in dire need in east Texas—emaciated, ailing, and neglected. We were too late for some of the animals . . .
It’s too soon for Michael Vick to have a dog. Pet-keeping is a privilege and he lost that privilege when he committed atrocious acts of cruelty in the months and years before his arrest in 2007. As part of his federal sentencing, the court rightly determined that he should not be allowed to have a . . .