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Blog Profile / A Humane Nation

Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Animal Rights & Welfare
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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Answering the Haters of Animal Protection

Lobbyist and PR man Rick Berman has made a career of setting up phony front groups and flacking for the most disreputable of corporate causes. He has worked with consistent ineffectiveness against efforts to combat smoking, drunk driving,...Show More Summary

Dug In on Drug Use in Horse Racing Industry

The integrity of international cycling has been tarnished because of confirmed cases of doping at the highest rungs of the industry, with Lance Armstrong’s remarkable record nullified because of his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Show More Summary

Putting a Societal Safety Cap on Animal Poisons

As collateral damage to our war on rodent “pests,” hundreds of children and thousands of pets are exposed to rodenticides each year, with many suffering serious illness or death – to say nothing of the slow, painful deaths suffered by...        Related Stories Ending Tyranny Against Animals There Oughta Be a Law – for Animals Horse Sense, Not Slaughter  

Ending Tyranny Against Animals

There are people whose lives and work dramatically affect the trajectory of history, and Mohandas K. Gandhi was surely among the biggest agents of change in the last century. He helped to usher in an end to colonialism, to drive...        Related Stories There Oughta Be a Law – for Animals Tip of the Hat to the Mahatma Horse Sense, Not Slaughter  

There Oughta Be a Law – for Animals

Every decent person should be mindful of animals, and we should live in a way that reflects a conscious concern for them. But unfortunately, there are outliers in our society --- people who know few or no limits when it...        Related Stories Tip of the Hat to the Mahatma Horse Sense, Not Slaughter Digging Up Dirt – to Expose Cruelty, and to Help Tortoises  

Horse Sense, Not Slaughter

Late this morning, the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment, offered by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., to the 2015 agriculture spending bill, to bar U.S. Department of Agriculture funding of horse slaughter plants in the United...Show More Summary

Tip of the Hat to the Mahatma

On Saturday, May 31st, I will be in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the unveiling of a life-size statue of a great leader who made an indelible contribution to, among many urgent causes, animal protection – the legendary Mahatma Gandhi, father...       ...Show More Summary

Jackson Galaxy and the Hero Cat

Last week, I previewed for readers that Jackson Galaxy, the colorful host of My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet, was to be a keynote speaker at the opening session of the HSUS Animal Care Expo. The event this week...        Related Stories Animal Welfare Monsoon in India I Want You for the (H.S.)U.S. Army Jackson Galaxy and Cats From Other Universes  

World Trade Organization Rules for Seals, Says Animal Welfare Counts

The World Trade Organization today issued a final decision in its ruling to the inhumane global seal trade, and gave a precedent-setting boost to our domestic and international efforts to prevent animal abuse. The international bodyShow More Summary

The Pet Offensive – New Strategies to Combat Puppy Mills

At The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo, the largest animal protection conference in the nation, I announced yesterday that Maddie’s Fund has pledged $4 million to The HSUS, over three years, to conduct an online campaign against puppy mills....Show More Summary

I Want You for the (H.S.)U.S. Army

For much of this week, I’ll be in Daytona Beach, Florida, for The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo, the nation’s biggest animal protection conference. Leaders and advocates from across the nation will come together to accomplish many good things,...Show More Summary

Jackson Galaxy and Cats From Other Universes

Jackson Galaxy will deliver the keynote address at the HSUS Animal Care Expo in Daytona Beach. In advance of the Expo I spoke with Jackson about cat behaviorists, troubleshooting cat problems, community cats, and the Animal Care Expo:        Related Stories Animal Welfare Monsoon in India Ag-Gag Hits Snags Mourning Mowat, Extending His Legacy  

Ringling Brothers Should Put Money Where Mouth Is

I’ve always hated what traveling circuses do to elephants. I went to the circus as a kid, and wondered what the lives of the elephants were like, and knew it couldn’t be good. I started my personal boycott at a...        Related Stories Ag-Gag Hits Snags Mourning Mowat, Extending His Legacy Weak Laws Bring Cockfighters, Mafia Flocking Into Kentucky  

The “Big Lick”: Fancy Footwork, or Intentional Cruelty?

Today, the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act reached a new threshold of Congressional support. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., became the 100th House Republican cosponsor of H.R. 1518. There are also 176 House Democrat cosponsors, making a grand total of 276 as of now. Show More Summary

Animal Welfare Monsoon in India

About 18 months ago, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the headliner for the official launch of Humane Society International – India, at a jam-packed event in Mumbai. Since that time, under the leadership of HSI-India director N.G. Jayasimha,...Show More Summary

Ag-Gag Hits Snags

Today, I offer my latest video blog, commenting on ag-gag proposals and how they are a threat to the advance of efforts to promote animal welfare, food safety, and transparency in animal agriculture in America. Some North Carolina legislators...Show More Summary

Mourning Mowat, Extending His Legacy

On May 6, the world lost a giant presence in the defense of animals and the environment, Farley Mowat. The Canadian author denounced some of the worst cruelties and abuses in the wildlife sector, rising to the defense of bears, seals,...Show More Summary

Weak Laws Bring Cockfighters, Mafia Flocking Into Kentucky

Cockfighters are on the run, or better yet, in handcuffs, like never before. In recent days, there have been rescues in California, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, and there seems to be a new resolve among so many...       ...Show More Summary

A Second Chance for Michigan's Wolves

Yesterday, the Michigan Board of Canvassers officially approved an HSUS-backed referendum to give voters an opportunity this November to take away the authority of the state Natural Resources Commission to reclassify “protected” species...Show More Summary

The Continuing Struggle Against Malicious Cruelty

The unconscionable slaying of 25 cats, whose bodies were found hanging from trees in Yonkers, New York, is a grim and grisly reminder of why it is so crucial to find the people who commit such acts and to bring them to justice. The HSUS...Show More Summary

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