20 November 2010 ~ 51 Comments

We’re close to cracking down on animal “crush” videos

Last week, I told you about important legislation to crack down on animal “crush” videos — where women, usually in heels, impale, crush, and stomp small animals for the sexual satisfaction of viewers. Thanks to the actions of advocates around the country, this bill has won final congressional approval and is ready for President Obama [...]

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02 November 2010 ~ 274 Comments

The Long Road to Election Day 2010

I know it’s been a tough year for Democrats, and there are lots of good ones in the fight of their lives today (like one of my personal heroes Russ Feingold).  I’ll be rooting for all of them.  But, there are several candidates and a proposition on the ballot this election that really mean a [...]

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30 October 2010 ~ 21 Comments

Betty White Joins HSUS to Support Prop B in Missouri

On Tuesday – Missouri voters will decide whether to take on the state’s tragic puppy mill problem.  Here’s the latest from Wayne Pacelle’s blog:
Today, Betty White left a warm and positive phone message (listen here) with about a half million Missouri women voters in support of Prop B—a different kind of robocall, given that this [...]

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19 July 2010 ~ 32 Comments

Op Ed in the Dayton Daily News on the landmark animal rights agreement in Ohio

Here’s an interesting take from Paul Leonard at the Dayton Daily News on the landmark animal rights agreement struck between the Humane Society, Ohio Humane, and Governor Strickland. Congrats again to all who supported this initiative. It’s a great victory, and a big step forward, for animal rights in Ohio.

Recently, Strickland reached an agreement with [...]

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06 July 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Sheryl Crow launches new ad to support animals

Sheryl Crow just launched a new ad for the Humane Society, featuring her new song “Summer Day.” Click here to watch the video and donate what you can to help save animals from suffering. Here’s more from an email she sent out today:
Yesterday marked the launch of my new ad for animals. It features my [...]

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30 June 2010 ~ 24 Comments

A landmark victory for animal welfare in Ohio

Today, The Humane Society of the United States, Ohioans for Humane Farms, Ohio agriculture leaders and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland struck a landmark deal that will lead to major animal welfare improvements in Ohio. From phasing out extreme confinement systems for breeding pics and veal calves to an immediate moratorium on battery cage construction, this [...]

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04 March 2009 ~ 2 Comments

TUNE IN: Humane Society undercover at primate lab tonight on Nightline

This was just passed along from Mike Markarian, a colleague of mine at the Humane Society of the United States. Be sure to tune in to ABC’s Nightline tonight to see this incredible, long-term investigation spearheaded by the HSUS–just another of the dramatic cases of animal abuse they’ve managed to expose by getting an [...]

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