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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Dog Days of Summer – Fall, Winter and Spring

It’s National Dog Day, and there are countless reasons to celebrate the remarkable relationship so many of us have with our canine friends. My beagle rescue Lily joined me for today’s video blog, but, as you’ll see, she was drowsy...       ...Show More Summary

False Claims About Wolves, Frightful Cruelty to Wildlife in Michigan

An Upper Peninsula farmer, John Koski – operating in the far western portion of Michigan – has played an outsize role in the debate over whether the state’s small population of wolves should be hunted. Koski’s farm was the site...       ...Show More Summary

The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, we are the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. The king of disinformation is Rick Berman, the guy “60 Minutes” dubbed “Dr. Evil” for his work attacking public...Show More Summary

Nestlé to Overhaul Farm Animal Treatment Across the Globe

The world’s largest food company has spoken: cruelty on factory farms has got to go. Nestlé is the single-biggest maker of food across the globe, with dozens of widely known brands such as Dreyer's, Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger. Today,...Show More Summary

Fighting Factory Farming – With Every Tool We Have

We are in a pitched battle against factory farming – a battle to transform agriculture and the way consumers think about and consume food. Animal agriculture has become thoroughly industrialized, with animals forced to live in windowless,...Show More Summary

Amendment 1 Decided by Less Than 1 Percent

This version includes a correction to the last paragraph. We and our allies nearly defeated Amendment 1 yesterday in Missouri, with the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Pork Association, and others in Big Agriculture apparently getting...Show More Summary

Update on Missouri's Amendment 1

12.10 a.m.: With all precincts reporting, it is 50.1 percent for and 49.9 percent against Amendment 1, with a 2,528-vote margin. I will provide more details tomorrow. 11.45 p.m.: Amendment 1 is ahead by the narrowest of margins – about...       ...Show More Summary

Trumped Up Charges Against Wolves, Dirty Dealings with Voters

When lawmakers take an oath to “faithfully discharge the duties” of their office, they shouldn’t play games with the voters who put them there in the first place. Michigan lawmakers are trying to keep voters from weighing in on the...        Related Stories Tip of the Hat for Big Cat Habitat United States Moves to End Puppy Mill Imports Turtle Diaries, Tortoise Travails  

Tip of the Hat for Big Cat Habitat

As I’ve mentioned before, The HSUS and its affiliates are collectively the largest provider of hands-on care for animals. Last week I was on the ground at one our facilities – in Texas – for the opening of the Big...        Related Stories United States Moves to End Puppy Mill Imports Turtle Diaries, Tortoise Travails Acting Like Hammer Heads When It Comes to Sharks  

Turtle Diaries, Tortoise Travails

In true Hollywood style, the success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has produced plenty of hype about turtles and tortoises. But unlike the reptilian heroes Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello, real-life turtlesShow More Summary

Acting Like Hammer Heads When It Comes to Sharks

This week, Shark Week returned to Discovery Channel as it has every summer since 1988. Shark Week’s programs tend to portray the shark as aggressive predators, mainly to titillate viewers – though not nearly as sensationally as the 1970s...Show More Summary

‘The Agitator’ Speaks

Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, it is the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. That shouldn’t surprise any of you, and it’s perhaps one of the best indicators that we are pressing reform in effective...Show More Summary

Dog Meat Transport Trucks in China Intercepted, Evacuated

I’ve got a dog rescue story out of China that will warm your heart – and also demonstrate that the cause of animal protection is gaining traction in the biggest nation in the world. Volunteers and activists in China pulled...        Related Stories Not Mute on Malamute Cruelty Amendment 1 Decided By Less Than 1 Percent Update on Missouri's Amendment 1  

Not Mute on Malamute Cruelty

Montana’s Supreme Court this week upheld the conviction of Mike Chilinski, an American Kennel Club-inspected breeder who subjected more than 160 malamute dogs to terror, abuse and starvation before they were rescued by The HSUS, lawShow More Summary

Amendment 1 Decided by Less Than 1 Percent

We and our allies nearly defeated Amendment 1 yesterday in Missouri, with the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Pork Association, and others in Big Agriculture apparently getting the barest majority on their “right to farm” measure. There...Show More Summary

Update on Missouri's Amendment 1

9.45 p.m.: It’s looking tough on Amendment 1. We are still 75,000 votes behind, but with very few votes reported in St. Louis or Kansas City. It will be difficult, in this low-turnout election, to make up that kind of...        Related Stories No Ivory Auctions at Christie's MyBirthday, MyHumane Red Nor Blue: United We Stand for Dogs and Cats  

No Ivory Auctions at Christie's

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation today to forbid his state from participating in the international trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns. This is the first law in the country to prohibit any imports or intrastate sale...Show More Summary

MyBirthday, MyHumane

Photo: Crystal Moreland Like most people, as I get older, there’s consistently decreasing excitement about my birthday. Of course, I cannot turn back the clock, so instead, I am focusing this birthday on spreading the word about TheShow More Summary

‘Right to Farm’ or Right to Funnel Illegal Money Into Missouri Campaign?

Today, the Missouri Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling for a formal investigation into the potentially illegal use of federal pork check-off funds for a last-minute lobbying blitz in favor of Missouri’s...Show More Summary

Red Nor Blue: United We Stand for Dogs and Cats

Are we a cat nation or a dog nation? It’s, of course, more of a mixed situation, with a good number of households, like mine, having representatives from both camps. But as The Washington Post reports, there are some geographic...       ...Show More Summary

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