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Independent Reports Highlight Problem with Federal Programs Related to Animal Treatment, Enforcement

Wayne Pacelle, HSUS, 25 Jun 2013 03:50 PM PDT We’ve seen some positive action from the federal executive agencies lately – for example, a Department of the Interior proposed listing of all chimpanzees as endangered, and a favorable U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement to close a loophole dealing with downer cows. We’ve also seen some adverse Full Article

Doctors in Veterinary, Human Medicine Team to Give Burned Horse a Second Chance

American Paint Horse Was Victim of Animal Abuse  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The unlikely pairing of an equine veterinarian and a burn surgeon is providing a second chance at a ...Full Article

Taping of Farm Cruelty Is Becoming the Crime

The New York Times -RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. - April 6, 2013 On one covert video, farm workers illegally burn the ankles of Tennessee walking horses with chemicals. Another captures workers in Wyoming ...Full Article

“It ain’t my damn horse.”

The call came in on January 30th – about a very skinny horse that’s down and couldn’t get up. A few minutes later I was standing next to a ...Full Article

Minnesota Horse Council member charged with abusing horses

Buffalo woman suspended after charges of starving her 16 horses. By Paul Levy, Star Tribune A member of the Minnesota Horse Council, the state’s most influential equine group, has been ...Full Article

The Keeper of the Gate

Standing quietly in the barn, Jeb looked half asleep. With the sun hiding behind the thick clouds, today must have seemed ideal for taking naps. He deserved it, deserved ...Full Article

2012 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings™

December 17th, 2012  Animal Legal Defense Fund Annual Study Ranks Laws Across the Country New Category for “Ag Gag” Laws, Idaho Most-Improved  The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announces ...Full Article

Feds bring first case under new ‘animal crush’ video law

By TAL KOPAN | 11/29/12 6:52 PM EST – Politico A Houston man and woman were indicted Wednesday for producing “animal crush” videos, the first federal case brought under ...Full Article

Wisdom of the Elders

Many years ago, perhaps in lands far, far away, the elders were those who captured the wisdom of the ages and willingly shared it with the youth. I can ...Full Article

“…the spring of hope, the winter of despair….”

Repost from 2/11/12 – Because it’s just as valid today as it was back then. “…the spring of hope, the winter of despair…..” “It was the best of times, ...Full Article