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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

Don’t Let Hot Cars, Fireworks and Extreme Weather Ruin July 4th Celebration – for Pets

A father who left his 22-month-old son in an SUV in Atlanta on a hot day is now under investigation for the boy’s death. The story’s been front page news across the nation, and it's a vivid and tragic reminder...        Related Stories Poached Poodle or Baked Bichon? New Digs, New Chance for New Iberia Chimps Jon Bernthal: 'Walking Tall' for Animals  

New Digs, New Chance for New Iberia Chimps

I have a fantastic update to share with you today. All of the federally owned chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center – more than 100 individuals – have officially moved to Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville,...Show More Summary

Jon Bernthal: 'Walking Tall' for Animals

I was a Jon Bernthal fan before he burst onto the screen in the fabulously successfully, award-winning first two seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played the tightly wound and fiercely protective former law enforcement officer who...Show More Summary

Live Pigeon Shoots: The Shame of Pennsylvania

More than two decades ago, when I first became active in animal protection, I went to protest what was then the nation’s largest pigeon shoot — in Hegins, Pennsylvania. The organizers trapped thousands of live pigeons from cities and...Show More Summary

Declining Populations of Elephants and Polar Bears in Sights of Trophy Hunters

Yesterday, CNN published a column from me about the confusing message sent by the U.S. government in taking action to fight the elephant ivory trade but still allowing trophy hunters to bring in ivory tusks from a number of African...       ...Show More Summary

Rescue, Rehab and Release

The animal care team at our affiliated Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, California, last year took in a red-tailed hawk who’d been found at a trolley station. Her wing was heavily damaged, after coming out on the losing...       ...Show More Summary

Capitalism With a Conscience – for Animals

All over America, and around the world, corporations are listening to their customers and taking intentional steps to contribute to the new, emerging humane economy, one that lightens the burden of suffering for animals. I recently announced...Show More Summary

Time to Tighten Grip on Imports of Constricting Snakes

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is rightly looking to finish up a job it left incomplete over two years ago – examining whether five species of large, non-native constricting snakes, all judged by the U.S. Geological Survey to be...       ...Show More Summary

Unreasonable Delay, Unthinkable Abuse

The GlobalPost, an award-winning news site that covers international issues, reports that there may be more than 3,000 puppy mills in South Korea that are churning out dogs not only for sale in that country, but also for export to...       ...Show More Summary

Dogs at Work – but Definitely Not Working Dogs

A year ago, on the blog, I reported that the beagle had landed. It was just about a year ago that my wife and I adopted Lily – middle-aged for a canine – from a local rescue group. We feel...        Related Stories Horses Need Your Help...Show More Summary

Horses Need Your Help in Climbing Steep (Capitol) Hill

Dutch, a Tennessee walking horse, was subjected to soring. Photo: The HSUS Thanks to The HSUS and some individuals who care deeply about horses, Dutch is safe today, protected by people looking out for him. But his story is not...       ...Show More Summary

Not Standing Idly for Elephants in Peril

Poachers recently killed Satao, one of Kenya’s best known elephants, whose tusks weighed more than 100 pounds each and reached all the way to the ground. A poison arrow felled Satao in Tsavo National Park, and his death was announced...       ...Show More Summary

Federal Court Ruling on 'Crush Videos' Just the Latest to Affirm Value of Animal Protection Legislation

It's still a crime to sell videos showing appalling forms of animal cruelty, after a federal appeals court upheld a federal anti-cruelty law Friday. This is just the latest in a string of federal court decisions, upholding the authority...Show More Summary

Poached Poodle or Baked Bichon?

This week, Peter Li, China specialist with Humane Society International (HSI), arrived in Yulin in China’s Guangxi province – a city that is about to host an infamous annual event where thousands of dogs are slaughtered for meat. He found...        Related Stories URGENT ACTION: Need Your Help to Prevent Horse Slaughter in the U.S. Show More Summary

Coyote Ugly – the Violent Sequel

On a frigid winter day in Michigan, a hunter shoots a coyote three or four times, gravely wounding the animal. Gasping for life, the poor creature lays prone, bleeding in the snow. The hunting ethic calls for an additional shot...        Related Stories URGENT ACTION: Need Your Help to Prevent Horse Slaughter in the U.S. Show More Summary

URGENT ACTION: Need Your Help to Prevent Horse Slaughter in the U.S.

I need you to make a phone call today to your U.S. Representative in Washington, D.C. Please call the Congressional switchboard at 202-225-3121 and urge your Member of Congress to vote “NO” on any amendments that would promote horseShow More Summary

Feds Must Lead on Lead

In 1991, to his great credit, President George H.W. Bush banned the use of lead ammunition in waterfowl hunting by federal rule, despite predictions from the National Rifle Association and other organizations that the demise of duckShow More Summary

Cargill Puts Gestation Crates One Big Step Closer to Extinction

It was in 2007 – a year after Arizona voters approved Prop 204 (banning veal and gestation crates) and a year before Prop 2 in California (banning extreme confinement of calves, sows and laying hens) – when my colleague Paul...       ...Show More Summary

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

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