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Blog Profile / A Humane Nation

Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Animal Rights & Welfare
Posts on Regator:1636
Posts / Week:4.8
Archived Since:April 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

Puppy Mills and 101 Damnations

There are 101 horrific puppy mill stories highlighted in our annual report, “101 Puppy Mills,” that we release today for the start of The HSUS’ eighth annual Puppy Mill Action Week—where we spotlight harsh truths about puppy mills and...Show More Summary

Droning On, Droning Off

The HSUS is calling on all 50 state wildlife agencies to adopt rules to prohibit drone-assisted hunting before this method of spotting wildlife and then chasing them down becomes the rage with people who’ve never contemplated the notion of hunting ethics. Show More Summary

Going Nuclear Against Dogfighting

This week, we got one step closer by making dogfighting an explicit crime in Costa Rica. The new legislation, sent to the president for her signature, prohibits the reproduction of material related to dogfighting training and the import, creation, purchase, and sale of dogfighting training equipment. Show More Summary

A Bundle of Nonsense From Bundy and Others

Based on his interviews after he tried to start a range war in Nevada, we know that rancher Cliven Bundy is a racist and a freeloader, failing to pay grazing fees that are already absurdly inexpensive for public-land users like him.       ...Show More Summary

Give Me Shelter From Euthanasia – in California and Beyond

Our movement has made steady progress in reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in shelters. In the mid-1970s, the nation was euthanizing about 15 million dogs and cats each year, and that number is now down to three million, thanks to aggressive promotion of pet adoption, spay and neuter and pet retention programs. Show More Summary

The Animals’ Republic of China?

HSI and its partners are helping to change the way people in China view – and treat – animals. The work of those involved with animal welfare in China spans areas ranging from wildlife issues to protecting companion animals, farm animals...Show More Summary

Local Governments Telling Puppy Mills to Take Their Business Elsewhere

In today’s video blog, I address the rapid spread of local ordinances, including the latest gains in the city of Chicago and also in Cook County, Ill., restricting pet stores from selling puppy mill dogs – all a consequence of the industry...Show More Summary

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