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  • Hawaii lawmakers look to ban ivory

    03/27/2016 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 5:09 PM EDT | Marina Starleaf Riker
    Cheryl Konrad has spent the last 35 years educating visitors to her Lahaina, Hawaii, store about the centuries-old history of scrimshaw. Konrad fills the shelves in Lahaina Scrimshaw with the etchings of local artists on fossilized walrus and mammoth ivory. But if a bill to ban the sale of ivory becomes law this year, she worries that she will be forced to close her store. “I feel like I’ve been a part of history. It’s just so hard to fathom that it could be criminal eventually,” Konrad said. Similar legislation in previous years has failed largely because of pushback from...
  • Obama administration enacts protections for lions

    12/21/2015 9:37:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2015 12:13 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    The Obama administration's decision to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions is a turning point for the lions now roaming Africa, advocacy groups say. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service signaled in a document obtained by the Associated Press that it would classify the lion as threatened or endangered across its entire range in Africa. The agency has scheduled a noon conference call to discuss its findings. The Humane Society of the United States projects that American trophy hunters imported 5,647 lions in the past decade. The group's president and CEO, Wayne Pacelle, said he expects...
  • 10 Organizations That Want To Stop You From Hunting

    04/30/2015 3:46:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-30 | Barbara Baird
    I stopped dead in my tracks from the mailbox to the house as I flipped through mail I had retrieved. There it lay, on a birthday card from my sister.What in the world? She had stuck a little return address sticker in the left-hand corner of the envelope, with one of the worst four-letter words in the world on it: PETA. I flipped the envelope over. It got worse. Another PETA puppy sticker seared me right between the eyes.I called my sis and asked what the Sam blazes did she mean, signing up for PETA? Her answer? “Oh, I got...
  • The National Sheriffs Association and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS/PETA)

    04/17/2015 6:56:59 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 2 replies
    National Sheriffs Association Web Site ^ | 17 April 2015 | R. Weaver
    NSA's [National Sheriffs Association] Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States NSA would like to respond to a recent email message you may have received regarding the National Sheriffs’ Association’s partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Please be advised we have looked into the writer’s allegations against the Humane Society and have found them to be misleading and inaccurate. The lawsuit described in the email began in the early 2000s and recently reached a settlement after 14 years in the legal system. The HSUS was named in the settlement described because they merged with...
  • Coming Egg Shortage Will Tax Family Budgets

    12/20/2014 6:50:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The New American ^ | December 19, 2014 | William F. Jasper
    If eggs are a staple in your family’s diet and you’d like to keep it that way, now would be a good time to get a few laying hens. Next month, beginning January 1, 2015, the chicken-and-egg production in the United States is in for a big shock. That’s when California’s new regulations on egg-laying hens goes into effect. And the effects of those regs on eggs will be felt nationally, even globally. The incredible, edible, prolate spheroid-shaped poultry product, which has long been one of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein, is certain to become significantly more expensive.In...
  • EDITORIAL: The inhumane society

    10/01/2014 5:50:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-1-14 | Editorial
    A prominent animal-rights charity is not a friend of the furry kingdom. Americans love animals, even cats. Eight million stray dogs and cats find their way into animal shelters every year, and the lucky ones are adopted into a warm home with a loving family. Shelters are operated by small charities usually called “humane societies,” whose good deeds are funded by private generosity. The Humane Society of the United States trades on the good of others to finance a radical agenda. In May, the Humane Society and a handful of other radical animal-rights groups had to write a $15.8 million...
  • Humane Society pays multimillion-dollar settlement to Feld Entertainment

    07/01/2014 2:35:09 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies ^ | May 16, 2014 | Jo-Lynn Brown
    The Humane Society of the United States, along with other lawsuit co-defendants, have paid $15.75 million to settle cases with Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The settlement is the final stage of a 14-year litigation between the parties. The lawsuit was originally filed over the treatment of 43 Asian elephants, according to the Bradenton Herald.
  • Federal appeals court vacates ban on US horse slaughter

    12/14/2013 10:01:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2013 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A federal appeals court on Friday removed a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter, clearing the way for companies in New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa to open while an appeal of a lawsuit by animal protection groups proceeds. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver lifted the emergency injunction it issued in November after The Humane Society of the United States and others appealed the ruling of a federal judge in Albuquerque. The judge said the U.S. Department of Agriculture followed proper procedure in issuing permits to Valley Meat Co. in Roswell, N.M., Rains Natural...
  • NIH Will Retire Most Research Chimps, End Many Projects

    07/05/2013 1:13:13 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 26 June 2013 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    Enlarge Image Leaving the lab. NIH plans to phase out much of its research on chimpanzees. Credit: Wikimedia As expected, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that the agency plans to retire all but 50 of its 360 research chimpanzees and phase out much of the research that it supports on these animals. NIH Director Francis Collins, who called the decision a milestone, explained that "chimpanzees are our closest relatives" and "they deserve special respect." New scientific advances "have made it possible to replace experiments done in the past on chimps with other strategies, making it now...
  • IRS’s Lois Lerner may have delayed investigating HSUS's tax status

    05/16/2013 4:26:02 PM PDT · by missycocopuffs · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/16/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Lois G. Lerner, the embattled Internal Revenue Service official who apologized for improperly scrutinizing the tax-exempt status of conservative nonprofit groups, is a member of the Humane Society of the United States, a liberal animal advocacy organization. Lerner — the suddenly infamous IRS Exempt Organizations Division director — “is an active member of the Humane Society of the United States where her efforts in performing pet rescues necessitated by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes were widely acknowledged,” according to her biography. The HSUS has been accused of sending less than one percent of its funds to animal shelters, a charge...
  • Meet the Animal Rights Movement’s Rich Aunt (PETA & PCRM 'sugar momma')

    10/22/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 377+ views
    The deceptively named “Cancer Project” animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isn’t hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a lawsuit in Connecticut yesterday against three restaurant chains demanding warnings about a supposed link between grilled chicken and cancer. As we told the media, PCRM is nothing more than an animal rights front for pushing vegan activism, which is funded primarily by a single rich donor. Since 2003, PCRM and the Cancer Project have derived 60 percent of their budgets from a...
  • Fur flies between Iowa Republican representative and animal rights group (Steve King)

    10/06/2012 1:45:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2012 | Kevin Bogardus
    Animosity between a House conservative and a prominent animal rights group has exploded into election-year fireworks in rural Iowa. The Humane Society Legislative Fund has spent more than half of its political action budget so far this election cycle opposing a single lawmaker: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). The group — the 501(c)(4) lobbying affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States — says King has turned himself into the chief foe of animal protection in Congress. King’s campaign calls the group extreme and says the congressman is being targeted for championing states’ rights and standing up against over-regulation. The...
  • Tables turned on Humane Society

    07/31/2012 1:16:37 AM PDT · by Bullish · 60 replies
    Inland vally Daily Bulletin ^ | 07/26/2012 | Jim Matthews, Outdoors
    The Humane Society of the United States, an organization that does next to nothing for animal shelters but sues, badgers and lobbies politicians and businesses into adopting its radical animals rights agenda, is getting a taste of its own medicine. In a little-reported ruling by a judge in the District of Columbia earlier this month, the HSUS is going to court to face charges under RICO statues on racketeering, obstruction of justice, malicious prosecution and other charges for a lawsuit it brought and lost against Ringling Brothers Circus' parent company Feld Entertainment, Inc. After winning the case alleging mistreatment of...
  • Lawsuit Against Animal Rights Groups Proceeds

    07/21/2012 9:32:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 July, 2012 | U.S. Sportsman's Alliance
    Columbus, OH --( Last week, a federal court ruled that Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, could move forward with its racketeering and conspiracy claims against the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunting, animal rights extremist groups and their attorneys. According to a report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Feld Entertainment’s claims arose out of a lawsuit brought by the groups and a former circus employee in 2000 that accused Feld of mistreating elephants under the Endangered Species Act. In dismissing the prior lawsuit, the Court found, among other things,...
  • Watchdog Group Calls on 12 State Attorneys General to Investigate Deceptive Fundraising of HSUS

    07/17/2012 4:48:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 July, 2012 |
    Washington, DC –-( Today,, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), petitioned twelve state Attorneys General to investigate the deceptive fundraising practices of the animal rights group Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). released a full report today exposing HSUS’s misleading telemarketing, direct mail, and television appeals. The new analysis reveals that the animal rights group’s fundraising activities might be more than just dishonest, speculating that these tactics could violate some charitable solicitation or consumer protection laws in several states. The new report delves into years of HSUS’s direct mail, telemarketing, and television appeals,...
  • VA AG Fears DC Law May Relocate Rehabilitated Rat Families To Virginia

    01/13/2012 7:23:11 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1-13-12 | Christopher Goins -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia by D.C. pest control personnel. Lately, there have been reports of growing rat infestations around the Occupy DC protests at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square. Cuccinelli said D.C.'s new rat law--the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 (Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.pdf) --is “crazier than fiction” because it requires that rats and other vermin not be killed but captured, preferably...
  • Nebraska Governor Criticizes HSUS

    12/13/2011 1:34:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Farm Futures ^ | December 13, 2011 | Grant Schulte AP
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman criticized the Humane Society of the United States on Monday, saying he would fight any efforts by its lobbyists to push legislation that could hinder Nebraska's agricultural industry. The Humane Society of the United States opened an office in Omaha last year. A group spokesman has said the new office and state issues director in Nebraska were intended to help small farmers gain access to markets traditionally dominated by larger operations. But Heineman, a Republican, said he did not trust the group's intentions.
  • Congress Reverses Domestic Horse Slaughter Ban

    11/30/2011 3:06:35 PM PST · by girlangler · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 11/30/11 | Etta Pettijohn
    Congress Reverses Domestic Horse Slaughter Ban Federal lawmakers last month quietly found a way to reverse a policy that has devastated the equine industry in recent years and advanced cruel and inhumane treatment of horses nationwide. In 2006 animal rights activists celebrated Congress’s actions to end funding for government inspections at U.S. facilities that slaughtered horses for meat to be exported to Europe and Asian countries. Emotionally driven advertising campaigns funded by national animal welfare groups helped impact public opinion and convince lawmakers that slaughtering and exporting horsemeat was cruel and should be ended. The benevolent move had unintended consequences,...
  • HSUS to Stage Anti-Hunting Call-in-Day in Pennsylvania

    09/15/2011 12:06:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 14, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   HSUS to Stage Anti-Hunting Call-in-Day in Pennsylvania   Wednesday, September 14, 2011   When the Pennsylvania Senate reconvenes on Monday, September 19, the anti-hunting extremists of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will stage an “End Live Pigeon Shoots Call-in-Day” to members of the state Senate.  The HSUS “Call-in-Day” is in support of immediate action on Senate Bill 626, legislation sponsored by state Senator Patrick Browne (R-16) prohibiting organized bird shoots.  This proposal still remains active on the Senate Calendar for possible consideration.Organized bird shooting is a traditional shooting...
  • Missouri Farm Bureau opposes HSUS-backed measure

    08/28/2011 8:46:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Brownfield ag news ^ | August 8, 2011 | Tom Steever
    The Missouri Farm Bureau opposes an initiative petition being circulated to require a three-fourths vote of the Missouri legislature to change an initiative statute. The initiative petition, known as “Your Vote Counts,” is backed by the Humane Society of the United States, the organization that successfully initiated the so-called puppy mill measure in November. “If we adopt the position of HSUS, the initiative petition will have no ability to correct a mistake and we think that would be a mistake,” said Blake Hurst, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau. The HSUS is using vast financial resources to get on the...
  • 7 Things You Didn't Know About The Humane Society of the United States

    03/10/2009 8:50:57 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 29 replies · 1,762+ views ^ | 03 10 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    From the Center for Consumer Freedom: 7 Things You Didn't Know About HSUS 1) The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a “humane society” in name only, since it doesn’t operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption facility anywhere in the United States. During 2006, HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget to organizations that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality, HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and richest on earth) that agitates for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups. 2) Beginning on the day of NFL quarterback...
  • Animal activist rallies showcase continued pressure on agriculture

    08/21/2011 6:12:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    dairy herd ^ | August 18, 2011
    Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to meet and discuss the latest topics of the animal rights movement. This year, animal agriculture was once again the focus. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted its annual Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 15-18, and Farm Animal Rights Movement’s Animal Rights 2011 Conference (AR 2011) was held two weeks later on July 21-25 in Los Angeles. Both events claimed to have “record-breaking” attendance, attracting a combined total of more than 1,600 activists from around the world, ranging in age from 20-60 years old....
  • Animal rights activist pleads guilty to Salt Lake area arsons

    07/06/2011 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    ksl ^ | July 6th, 2011 | Geoffrey Fattah
    An animal rights activist who burned down a Colorado sheepskin store as well as a leather store and restaurant building in Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday. Walter Edmund Bond, 35, pleaded guilty to felony counts of arson and violence involving animal enterprises. He has already been sentenced to five years in Colorado and could face between five to 20 years for the Utah fires when sentenced Sept. 19. Prosecutor John Huber said the government will argue to make the Colorado and Utah sentences consecutive to one another. "He is unapologetic. He is an unrepentant serial arsonist,"...
  • Pennsylvania Bill to Ban Sporting Tradition Remains on Active Senate Calendar!

    04/21/2011 11:17:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 20, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Pennsylvania Bill to Ban Sporting Tradition Remains on Active Senate Calendar!   Wednesday, April 20, 2011   Please contact your state Senate today! As previously reported, Senate Bill 626 was headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee.  The NRA has learned that SB 626 has been not referred to the Senate Appropriations committee, but kept on the active Senate Calendar and could be voted in the Senate as earlier as next week.  Please call your state Senator today to OPPOSE SB 626 and protect Pennsylvania tradition.   Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed...
  • Is Missouri's 2010 Prop B another Amendment 2(2006)?

    10/13/2010 1:23:44 PM PDT · by Wading Across · 119 replies
    Wading Across Blog ^ | 10-13-10 | Wading Across
    This article seeks to look into Missouri’s Prop B, which will be on the ballot in November. Prop B is the Puppy Mill Bill and it has become a heated debate. I mention Amendment 2 which was the stem cell/cloning bill which barely passed in 2006 here in Missouri. One of the major arguments against the bill – and which I share – was that the bill’s summary conflicted with its complete language and therefore lied to the public; in other words it is not a pro-life law. One of the arguments against Prop B is that it is vague...
  • We've Been Sacked By The Humane Society

    09/27/2010 3:07:18 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 58 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 9/22/2010 | Joe 'The Plumber' Wurzelbacher
    While Americans across the country have entered the political game to save our country, moving that proverbial ball of freedom towards the end zone, we’ve been sacked.
  • Wisconsin DNR Has Clearly Lost Its Mind

    05/20/2010 5:27:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 469+ views
    West Virginia Outdoors ^ | 5-20-10 | Chris Lawrence
    My dad used to tell me, "Chris you're often judged by the company you keep." Now Dad's words were true, but also had a mission to hopefully keep me away from derelicts who'd lead me astray down paths of destruction later in life. Somehow, those were the first words I'd hear ringing in my head when I inevitably ran into undesirables during my various encounters of youth. They were also the first words I heard ringing in my head when I read this line. "Wisconsin DNR partnered with the Humane Society of the United States (yes, that HSUS) to save...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision to Protect Hunting Media

    04/27/2010 5:27:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 565+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | April 23, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision to Protect Hunting Media   Friday, April 23, 2010   This week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal animal cruelty law so broadly written that it would criminalize the distribution of hunting videos and magazines under many circumstances.  The 8-1 ruling in U.S. v. Stevens is a big win for NRA, and for hunters across America.  A brief submitted by NRA was cited in the majority's opinion."The NRA condemns animal cruelty.  However, hunting and depictions of hunting are not animal cruelty.  This excessive law...
  • The Humane Society of the United States was founded by a communist. OMG!

    04/15/2010 8:29:20 PM PDT · by FangFang · 18 replies · 1,439+ views
    HumaneWatch ^ | April 15, 2010 | David Martosko
    Let's get controversial. Actually, let's get one thing straight first: It's not "red-baiting" when you're talking about a real-life communist. I'm not one for language taboos, especially concerning the history of our country. Sometimes it is what it is. Our memory of American politics in the middle third of the 20th Century is typically dominated by accounts of Hollywood blacklists, an out-of-control Senator Joseph McCarthy, and the cantankerous House Un-American Activities Committee. But the United States did have its share of actual communists in those days—people who would have preferred to see America go the way of Stalin. I...
  • Young SD ranch couple use social media to urge farmer-ranchers to speak up (against HSUS & PETA)

    03/29/2010 1:43:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 352+ views
    AGWEEK ^ | March 29, 2010 | Mikkel Pates
    Stacy and Troy Hadrick of Vale, S.D., have become nationally important defenders of agriculture, primarily using social media. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek) FARGO, N.D. — Stacy and Troy Hadrick of Vale, S.D., take the stage as quintessential young Dakota ranchers — except they’re talkers.They say young farmer-rancher types like them have been too trusting of others to use the Internet and social media to fight back against groups they consider anti-animal agriculture. They urge farmers to tell their own stories, rather than have their industry twisted by journalists with hidden agendas.The Hadricks spoke to North Dakota State University Ag...
  • When Animals Sue - Don’t laugh. It could happen.

    03/03/2010 9:12:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 464+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 3, 2010 | Wesley J. Smith
    When Animals SueDon’t laugh. It could happen.  Should animals, like indigent criminal defendants, be provided with legal representation by the state? It could happen. As Time has reported, on March 7, voters in Switzerland will decide whether to give “domestic creatures . . . the constitutional right to be represented by (human) lawyers in court.” What? Treating animals at law as if they were human? Don’t laugh. Lest we be tempted to dismiss the referendum as just the latest European post-modernistic folly, the effort to open our own courtrooms to animals is quietly advancing. Indeed, “animal standing,” as the issue...
  • Yes, Wayne, Let’s Follow the Money (Wayne Pacelle, HSUS)

    02/23/2010 4:52:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 179+ views
    If you don’t subscribe to the dead-tree edition of The New York Times, you may have missed our full-page ad today asking readers, “Shouldn’t the ‘Humane Society’ do better?” Considering that less than half of one-percent of money spent by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in 2008 went to hands-on pet shelters, lots of people think there’s room for improvement. If you didn’t get the ad, here’s a copy to view, (pdf):It appears we’ve hit close to home at HSUS headquarters. CEO Wayne Pacelle has dialed up his usual issue-dodging response and attacked us for supposedly...
  • Racketeering Lawsuit Fingers Humane Society of the United States

    02/22/2010 10:55:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 727+ views
    The Center For Consumer Freedom ^ | February 22, 2010 | News release
    Multi-Million Dollar Animal Rights Group Accused Of Corruption; Lawsuit Available At HumaneWatch Washington - In a landmark RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) lawsuit certain to have far-reaching implications for the animal rights movement, Feld Entertainment and the Ringling Brothers circus sued the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), its lawyers, and several other animal rights groups last week. The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) unearthed the lawsuit in federal court records today. CCF is making the lawsuit available online at its newest website, "America's farmers, ranchers, hunters, fishermen, research scientists, fashion designers, and restaurateurs have...
  • Jean Barton: The trickery of animal welfare groups (HSUS is a con)

    02/13/2010 11:58:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 628+ views
    Red Bluff Daily News ^ | February 13, 2010 | Jean Barton
    We arrived in San Antonio on Monday, and like many other cattlemen and women, we paid our respects to The Alamo on a sunny warm afternoon. Docents did a great job telling the story of the brave men, both inside and out doors. I attended the American National CattleWomen Animal Welfare Committee and very glad I did. When I returned home I was shocked to see ads on our local Redding TV station for HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) where "for only $ 19 a month you can help save the animals." Cattlemen and CattleWomen alike need to...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Terrorism Grand Jury Subpoenas HSUS Lawyer

    01/28/2010 8:48:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 365+ views
    Center For Consumer Freedom ^ | January 28, 2010 | Staff
    You might remember the 2004 animal-rights attack on a University of Iowa animal laboratory, carried out by the terrorist Animal Liberation Front (ALF). Here’s the scene: 55-gallon drums filled with acid-soaked research documents, 401 “liberated” laboratory animals, the continuous harassment of researchers, and a warning to “stop or be stopped.” So what does a former PETA lawyer who works for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have to do with this? That’s likely the question a prosecutor has for HSUS attorney Leana Stormont, who was subpoenaed Monday to testify before a federal grand jury about the raid.Who...
  • Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train

    12/31/2009 9:51:43 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 5 replies · 491+ views
    Consumer ^ | December 30, 2009
    There are only two things certain in life, as the saying goes, and a byproduct of one of them requires nonprofit organizations to file paperwork with the IRS. So now that the deceptively named “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS) has submitted its "Form 990" for 2008, we thought it was time to take a close look. The tax filing itself is a bit more detailed than ones in the past, thanks to some new IRS rules. And more detail equals a clearer picture of exactly what HSUS is doing -- and what it's not doing -- with...
  • HSUS ‘Rescues,’ Forgets Baltimore’s Horses

    12/28/2009 7:35:30 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 18 replies · 653+ views
    Consumer ^ | December 22, 2009
    The so-called “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS) has once again proven why its name – which conjures up images of saving helpless pets – isn’t deserved. A new Baltimore Sun investigation reveals that the 19 horses HSUS and Baltimore city officials confiscated last month from "A-rabbers" (street peddlers who sell produce in urban neighborhoods) have been penned up in unsanitary conditions and mostly forgotten about. Can someone tell us what's so “humane” about that?On November 10, Baltimore Health Department officials – with HSUS spurring them on – seized 19 healthy horses owned by these streetcart operators from their...
  • Guns and Kindness more effective than Kindness -- HSUS

    11/03/2009 3:07:57 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 20 replies · 535+ views ^ | October 30, 2009
    Last night in Los Angeles, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) president Wayne Pacelle showed why he’s been able to turn a group that sounds as if it’s all about protecting puppies and kittens into an animal-rights lobbying force with talons. He’s looking to sink those talons into people who have the audacity to eat or sell meat, wear leather, go to circuses, or enjoy hunting and fishing – in other words, 99 percent of America.In front of a hand-picked crowd of HSUS supporters who attended last night’s “town hall meeting” at the Ebell of Los Angeles, Pacelle rallied...
  • HSUS Maps Agenda for the President

    10/07/2009 8:14:24 AM PDT · by brytlea · 20 replies · 506+ views
    Indiana Council for Animal Welfare ^ | August 07, 2009 | JOHN YATES
    WASHINGTON - The Humane Society of the United States is asking President Barack Obama and Congress to require everyone who raises dogs and cats to be regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, documents show. HSUS also is asking for the creation of an animal protection division within the U.S. Department of Justice that is "similar to the Civil Rights Division, to ensure strong enforcement of federal animal protection laws," thus granting animals rights similar to humans. HSUS also calls for a new position of animal protection liaison in the White House.
  • Groups petition feds to regulate feedlots under Clean Air Act

    10/03/2009 3:12:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 1,105+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | October 3, 2009 | AP
    TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- The Humane Society of the United States and other groups are petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to start regulating confined-animal feeding operations under the Clean Air Act. The groups submitted the 69-page petition late last month asking that emissions of hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and other gases be curbed. EPA spokesman Dave Ryan said the agency will review the petition and respond within 120 days. The EPA is wrapping up a study of emissions at 24 U.S. feedlots, but doesn't have enough information yet to decide whether confined-animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, need more regulation. "We...
  • How the dolphins being massacred to satisfy a food fetish are poisoning the Japanese who eat them

    09/05/2009 9:10:26 AM PDT · by pleasenoobama · 44 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/5/09 | Danny Penman
    Within 12 months, the Japanese were killing more than 40,000 dolphins every year. Most were fed to children in school meals, with the rest being exported to China. Ironically, recent scientific research suggests that the Japanese authorities might be endangering the health of their own children through this practice. Dolphin meat is full of toxic mercury, cadmium, DDT and carcinogens such as dioxins and PCBs. Some cuts of dolphin meat have more than 5,000 times the safe level of mercury. Such levels can very quickly lead to severe nervous system problems and even insanity. The dolphin meat is so toxic...
  • North Carolina Senate Passes Anti-Hunting Bill!

    08/06/2009 1:51:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,104+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | August 06, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   North Carolina Senate Passes Anti-Hunting Bill!   Thursday, August 06, 2009   Please Contact Your State Representative Today!Senate Bill 460 — the anti-dog breeder, anti-hunting bill promoted by the radical Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) — passed the Senate on Wednesday, by a narrow 23-22 vote.  The legislation is now in the House, where it has been referred to the Committee on Commerce, Small Business, and Entrepreneurship.  Please contact members of that committee and urge them to oppose S 460. Please click here to contact the members of the...
  • So Three Cows Walk into Court: Animal-rights extremism in the Obama entourage is no joke.

    07/13/2009 7:12:42 PM PDT · by missycocopuffs · 10 replies · 521+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/20/09 | Wesley J. Smith
    So Three Cows Walk into Court : Animal-rights extremism in the Obama entourage is no joke. by Wesley J. Smith 07/20/2009, Volume 014, Issue 41 Imagine you are a cattle rancher looking for liability insurance. You meet with your broker, who, as expected, asks a series of questions to gauge your suitability for coverage: Have you ever been sued by your cattle? If the answer is yes, what was the outcome of that suit? Have you received any correspondence or other communication from your herd's legal representatives threatening suit or seeking to redress any legal grievance? If you think that's...
  • Latest change in wolf protection status ‘frustrating’ for landowners

    07/12/2009 8:06:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 836+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | July 06, 2009 | RON SEELY |
    For the fifth time in six years, the gray wolf last week was returned to the federal endangered species list after being removed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The move was prompted by a lawsuit filed by a number of groups, including The Humane Society of the United States and The Center for Biological Diversity. The organizations successfully argued that the USFWS must provide more opportunity for public comment before it can delist wolves in the Upper Midwest. The groups also contend the government needs to better document the potential effects a possible hunting season might have on...
  • Animal welfare activists threaten nation's agriculture

    07/10/2009 6:00:25 AM PDT · by missycocopuffs · 12 replies · 2,064+ views
    The Gothenburg Times ^ | July 10, 2009 | Elizabeth Barrett
    Animal welfare activists threaten nation’s agriculture Producers need to tell their story By Elizabeth Barrett July 10, 2009 Clouds loom over agriculture today. According to Roger Berry, the average American is three generations removed from the farm while animal rights groups don’t understand the importance of animal agricultural. “We’re in danger of losing animal agriculture,” said Berry, the field director for the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture. Berry spoke to Gothenburg Rotarians at their noon meeting Monday at the Parlor Restaurant. A-FAN is a non-political organization formed to help Nebraska farmers and ranchers protect and preserve the quality of...
  • New organization prepares to battle HSUS, PETA over horse slaughter issue

    06/22/2009 12:15:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies · 1,416+ views
    Agweek ^ | June 22, 2009 | Matt Bewley
    The horse slaughter debate is about to get downright contentious, now that South Dakota radio talk show host Chase Adams has joined the fray. The farm and ranch director and host of the “Five State Live!” agriculture show on radio station KBHB has just registered a nonprofit organization, the American Horse League Inc., to do battle with animal rights activist groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society of the United Sates. “Somebody out there somewhere has got to be willing to step up to the plate and take on PETA and the HSUS and...
  • Guest columnist: Groups are wolves in sheep's clothing (Animal agriculture)

    06/21/2009 3:34:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 499+ views
    The Joplin Globe ^ | June 20, 2009 | Darrel Robertson
    Many animal-rights and welfare organizations pose serious threats to all animal agriculture, the livestock sector and production agriculture in general. Altogether, they have combined annual budgets of $300 million. The ones that pose the greatest threat are the Humane Society of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Sierra Club, Citizens for Decent Agriculture, the Dust Police, and the Animal Liberation Front. This group actually supports elimination of all animal agriculture, turning all domestic animals loose to roam, and even goes as far as to advocate assignation of people to free all farm animals. This group...
  • Hunting ban petition lawyers are barking up the wrong tree

    05/12/2009 6:27:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | May 09, 2009 | Dave Buchanan
    If you look in the dictionary under thin ice, you’ll see a picture of the Colorado Wildlife Commission. That is what you’d see, anyway, if the accompanying listing was “Citizen Petitions to Ban Hunting.” The Wildlife Commission listened Thursday to two such petitions from Front Range groups. Aside from some not-so-veiled threats of future lawsuits from a fancy-pants, big-city lawyer... Both petitions came from homeowners groups, one on Sugar Loaf Mountain west of Boulder and the other from Castle Pines Village south of Denver. Representatives from both groups expressed similar distress: Hunting activity is threatening their safety. Both wanted similar...
  • Gun owners attack Rush Limbaugh: Talkster backs animal group

    04/28/2009 3:19:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 134 replies · 4,077+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2009 | Joseph Curl
    Rush Limbaugh's new pet project -- fighting animal cruelty for the Humane Society of the United States -- is riling sportsmen from coast to coast, prompting fears that the talkster typically supportive of gun rights is aiding a group they say has a secret agenda to end all hunting in America. Twenty-eight groups representing millions of hunters and sportsmen are demanding that the conservative radio commentator end his collaboration with the HSUS and stop "helping them to mainstream their image in the minds of reasonable people." "Despite a few programs designed to attract support from the general public, HSUS is...
  • URGENT ALERT ** Florida: Humane Society Pushes Bill that Harms Hunters **

    04/13/2009 10:38:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 68 replies · 2,222+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | April 13, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   URGENT ALERT ** Florida: Humane Society Pushes Bill that Harms Hunters **   Monday, April 13, 2009   DATE:   April 13, 2009TO:        USF & NRA Members and FriendsFROM:  Marion P. Hammer              USF Executive Director               NRA Past President NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida OPPOSE SB-2002 by Constantine. Under the pretense of shutting down “puppy mills,” once again, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is pushing Senate Bill 2002, a bill that threatens to shut down many legitimate breeders of hunting, sporting, and working dogs, as well as small...