Archive for February, 2011
More than two decades ago, I went to protest the pigeon shoot in Hegins, Pennsylvania. The ugly and painful experience changed me forever, and revealed to me the lengths that some people go to rationalize their cruelty, even something so indefensible as live pigeon shooting.
On the heels of the release of our undercover investigation into cockfighting in Texas, The HSUS teamed up with WPMI, the NBC affiliate in Mobile, Ala., to expose the enormous criminal underworld of cockfighting in the state with the most anemic law against the practice. Anyone arrested for cockfighting in Alabama faces a maximum fine . . .
Missouri lawmakers are seeking to undo a voter-approved law, just a few months after it was passed and before it’s even taken effect (that will be in November 2011). And they are lying to the people about their shenanigans in Jefferson City. There’s no “fix” going on, but a wholesale repeal.
Today is the 17th annual Spay Day — a worldwide event organized by The HSUS and Humane Society International, in partnership with the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, to promote sterilization of dogs and cats as a means of reducing euthanasia and pet overpopulation.
Within days, Washingtonians for Humane Farms will be launching the signature-gathering phase of a new statewide initiative petition to phase out the confinement of laying hens in battery cages. More and more consumers are recognizing that battery-cage eggs are a product of cruelty.
This week, I wrote about two different programs of The HSUS that embody our mission statement: celebrating animals and confronting cruelty. I wanted to share some of your comments in response.
Our investigations department has infiltrated numerous cockfighting pits in Texas. Today we released shocking video footage from our investigation at the state capitol in Austin.