Archive for December, 2011
Read more good news about what we’ve accomplished for horses, farm animals, companion animals, wildlife, and animals in research in 2011. Thank you for your year-end support that makes it possible for us to continue this important work in the new year and beyond.
A new survey of animal shelter and rescue leaders around the country, conducted earlier this month by an independent research firm, found overwhelming agreement among local organizations that they view the humane movement broadly as taking on large-scale cruelties to pets, wildlife, and farm animals, along with other findings.
In 2011, The HSUS was named the number-one organization by Philanthropedia (part of GuideStar) in the latest rankings of national animal protection groups, based on the highest impact for animals. The rankings were compiled by outside experts throughout the field of animal protection—including shelter directors, veterinarians, senior staff members of animal nonprofits, and professors and . . .
Yesterday, the Obama Administration, via the U.S. Department of the Interior, announced a final rule de-listing wolves in the Great Lakes Region, officially removing all federal protection for wolves in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. State wildlife management officials, along with the trophy hunting, trapping, and ranching lobbies—and the politicians beholden to them—have . . .
A moral concern for animals is not a far-off, abstract, or ethereal concern. It’s as tangible as it gets—intersecting with so many aspects of our daily lives. We may see stray or homeless animals in our community, or learn of a case of malicious cruelty that causes us to cringe or to get our heart . . .
We estimate that there are 20,000 animal protection organizations in the country—offering care, services, or advocacy for just about every kind of animal out there. It’s a remarkable army of staff and volunteers seeking to help animals in crisis and call people to a higher level of responsibility in their dealings with other creatures. And . . .
While deeply valuing the essential work of local animal-care organizations, The HSUS’s founders saw that the nation needed an organization that had the power to fight for all animals—one that could change the dynamics of animal protection and strike at the root causes of cruelty. That was their main reason for founding The HSUS. Today, . . .
Yesterday, a team of cockfighting experts from The HSUS joined Galveston County, Texas, law enforcement in a raid on a large operation allegedly raising roosters for cockfighting.