About the Cover
The fate of most cows has become worse than at any other time in
the history of the United States. The big industrial dairies, where cows
are treated like cogs in a machine, are buying up cows as fast as they
can and subjecting them to repeated painful injections of recombinant
Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), or as the manufacturer, Monsanto, calls
this substance, Posilac, to make them produce so much milk that they
soon sicken and die or are sold to a slaughterhouse.
The meat packers have trampled on the US Humane Slaughter Act which
Congress passed more than forty years ago to protect cattle, swine,
sheep, goats and horses from the overriding greed of the enormous
Honey is a Jersey cow who came to the Humane Farming Association
several years ago from a sanctuary that closed. Honey lives at the
nationís largest 5,000 acre Farm Animal Refuge, Suwanna Ranch, in
Glenn County, California. She and the other cows, mostly Holsteins,
usually stay in the second valley where she was photographed.
Roger Fouts, Ph.D.
David O. Hill
Christine Stevens, President
Cynthia Wilson, Vice President
Fredrick Hutchison, Treasurer
Marjorie Anchel, Ph.D.
Gerard Bertrand, Ph.D.
F. Barbara Orlans, Ph.D.
Roger Payne, Ph.D.
Samuel Peacock, M.D.
John Walsh, M.D.
Aline de Aluja, D.M.V., Mexico
T.G. Antikas, D.M.V., Greece
Ambassador Tabarak Husain, Bangladesh
Angela King, United Kingdom
Simon Muchiru, Kenya
Godofredo Stutzin, Chile
Agnes Van Volkenburgh, Poland
Alexey Yablokov, Ph.D., Russia
Ava Armendariz, Publications
Amy Conklin, Administrative Assistant
John Gleiber, Assistant to the Officers
Diane Halverson, Farm Animal Advisor
Chris Heyde, Research Associate
Lynne Hutchison, Executive Secretary
Cathy Liss, Executive Director
Nell Naughton, Mail Order Secretary
Greta Nilsson, Wildlife Consultant
Viktor Reinhardt, D.M.V., Ph.D., Laboratory
Jennifer Rinick, Research Assistant
Adam M. Roberts, Senior Research Associate
Wendy Swann, Research Associate
Ben White, International Coordinator
TABLE OF CONTENTS
"A Winnable Fight Ö"
Bribery Kills Whale Sanctuary
Brazen Japan Plans Further Whale Slaughter
AWI Joins Federal Lawsuits
to Protect Manatees
Drop Caviar from the Menu
A Family Affair, Bird Smugglers Busted and Sentenced
Congressional Action on Animal Legislation
Act Turns 100
Cutting the Gordian Knot
Court Says No to Self Regulation
Congressman Brown Spoke Out Against "Skyrocketing "
Barbaric Butchery of Cows
Lamb on the Lam
A Tribute to Ruth Harrison
Ann Cottrell Free
European Community ís Efforts to Improve Animal Welfare
Rescue of Battery Hens in Tasmania
A Sport Most Foul
Changing the Housing Standard for Monkeys in
V. Reinhardt, A.M. Roberts and A. Reinhardt
Performing Elephants: Dying to Entertain Us
But Will He Get Frequent Flyer Miles?
Random Source Dog and Cat Dealers
In Remembrance of Mary Warner
Initiatives Against Cruel Traps in Oregon and Washington
Koala and Lynx Listed as "Threatened" Under