By Ingrid E. NewkirkLike many who watched President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, I wasn't made in America, but I'm a typical American: I'm from somewhere else. In my case, I was conceived in Denmark, grew up on the wild, rugged Cornish coast of England and was sent to school in the Orkney Islands, crossing the
Read More… From D.C. To Delhi, Compassion Unites Us
By Daphna NachminovitchVictoria, Australia, is getting the new year off to a great start. The government's updated Prevention of Cruelty to Animals regulations, issued in mid-December, ban individuals from using glue traps, those horrible adhesive-coated cardboard devices that are designed to trap, torture and eventually kill rats and mice. According to the new rules,
Read More… No More Glue Traps
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine's February 2009 issue includes an article by a public health expert with The Humane Society of the United States that points to factory farming as a major threat to public health and the environment.
The article, "Heath Professionals' Roles in Animal Agriculture, Climate Change, and Human Health," is
Read More… American Journal Of Preventive Medicine Article Implicates Factory Farming In Health And Environmental Problems
By Kathy GuillermoIn 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will disperse approximately $15 billion of our tax money to animal experimenters. These researchers and the underpinning industries of animal breeders and transporters, cage and equipment builders and food manufacturers have a financial interest in convincing you that all this cash goes only to
Read More… What Researchers Must Resolve To Do In 2009
The Humane Society of the United States issued a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in response to the USDA's Wildlife Services division implementing a cruel poisoning program that killed thousands of starlings in Franklin Township, N.J. The HSUS is urging Vilsack to shift the agency's policies and procedures away from lethal control
Read More… The HSUS Calls On USDA To Implement Non-Lethal Wildlife Control Policies Following Massive New Jersey Bird Poisoning Program
By Heather Moore2008 was a tough year. Every day, it seems, brought more disheartening reports about economic meltdowns, climate change, global food shortages, terrorist attacks and other tragedies.But the news wasn't all bad: Surprisingly, 2008 was a great year for animals. Amidst all the chaos, change was taking place in people's attitudes toward animals.
Read More… New Year's Reflections: Seeing The Good Amid The Bad
The Humane Society of the United States is urging private research entities, such as pharmaceutical and biotech companies and their subsidiaries, to halt research on chimpanzees. The effort is part of The HSUS' Chimps Deserve Better campaign.
"Chimpanzees are highly intelligent animals who suffer immensely from being kept in cages for decades on end
Read More… The Humane Society Of The United States Urges Biotech Firms To Halt Use Of Chimpanzees For Invasive Research
By Lisa Lange
I recently attended a screening of Fox 2000′s new movie Marley and Me, which opened nationwide on Christmas Day, and I left the theater hoping that everyone would go see this film. The movie’s important message—that adding an animal to the family means making a lifetime commitment to treat the animal
Read More… Marley And Me: ‘Two Paws Up’
In a lawsuit filed today against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a coalition of groups challenged a last minute Bush Administration rule that exempts factory farms from federal laws requiring them to alert government officials when they release unsafe levels of toxic emissions into the surrounding community.
The environmental law firm Earthjustice filed
Read More… Groups Challenge Bush Administration's Factory Farm Exemption