Archive for February, 2012
Earlier this month, I shared the news that McDonald’s, the largest restaurant chain in the world, announced its intention to acquire pork for its U.S. locations only from pigs who weren't bred using gestation crates. Just a few days later, Bon Appétit Management Company announced that it will reach that goal by 2015. Major suppliers . . .
Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to ban the trade in nine species of large, constricting snakes, a bill strongly backed by The HSUS.
Notorious Washington, D.C. lobbyist Rick Berman is taking aim again at our campaigns to combat animal cruelty. One of his front groups―something he calls "HumaneWatch"―aired a TV ad during last night’s Academy Awards attacking The Humane Society of the United States. He doesn’t attack us because we are ineffective―but precisely the opposite, because he knows . . .
Class B dealers are middlemen who round up dogs and cats from animal shelters, auctions, and other “random sources,” then sell them to research laboratories for experiments. But we’re seeing encouraging signs that their numbers are dwindling.
I’m in North Carolina this week, speaking at public events for The Bond, touring the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, visiting animal shelters, and meeting so many advocates committed to animal protection. North Carolina is a state at a crossroads with respect to animal welfare.
Daniel Richards, president of California’s Fish and Game Commission, reportedly paid $7,000 for a guided mountain lion hunt in northern Idaho and, with the help of hounds, shot a large cougar out of a tree. California voters have twice rejected mountain lion hunting.
Bon Appetit, which runs more than 400 dining operations for corporations, universities, museums, and specialty venues in 31 states, is announcing the rollout of the food service industry’s most comprehensive farm animal welfare policy to date.
In what may be a historic step to protect wild horses, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the registration of the first contraceptive vaccine for horses in the United States.
Yesterday, the New York Times joined other major newspapers in urging Congress to enact a federal bill to phase out barren battery cages for egg-laying hens. Here are a few of your comments on the bill, and more information about why this reform is so crucial.
Horse diving became popular in Atlantic City in the 1920s―with horses forced to walk up to the end of an elevated platform, which then drops and sends them plummeting 30 to 40 feet into a tank of water. The owners of the Atlantic City Steel Pier have announced a plan to bring back this cruel attraction.