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Overview[ Bbb laws of life essay contest ] HSUS formed after a schism surfaced in the American Humane Association over pound seizure, rodeo, and other policy issues. The incorporators of HSUS included four people—Larry Andrews, Marcia Glaser, Helen Jones, and Fred Myers—all of whom were active in the leadership of existing local and national groups, who would become its first four employees.
They believed that a new kind of organization would strengthen the American humane movement, and they set up HSUS as the "National Humane Society", in Washington, DC to ensure that it could play a strong role in national policy development concerning animal welfare. HSUS's guiding principle was ratified by its national membership in The idea of kindness to animals made significant inroads in American culture in the years following the Civil War.
The development of sympathy for creatures in pain, the satisfaction of keeping them as pets, and the heightening awareness about the relationship between cruelty to animals and interpersonal violence strengthened the movement's popular appeal.
Schweitzer included a deep regard for nonhuman animals in his canon of beliefs, and animal advocates laboring to give their concerns a higher profile were buoyed by Schweitzer's Nobel Peace Prize speech, in which he noted that "compassion, in which ethics takes root, does not assume its true proportions until it embraces not only man but every living being.
The burgeoning crisis of pollution and wildlife-habitat loss made the public increasingly aware that humans needed to change their behavior toward other living things. By that time, too, the treatment of animals had become a topic of serious discussion within moral philosophy.
The debate spilled over into public consciousness with the publication of Peter Singer 's Animal Liberation Singer's book sought to recast concern for animals as a justice-based cause like the movements for civil rights and women's rights. Singer's philosophy did not rest upon the rights of animalsand he specifically rejected the framework of rights in favor of a utilitarian assessment that focused on animal sentience.
His principal concern, like that of HSUS, was the mitigation and elimination of suffering, and he endorsed the view that ethical treatment sometimes permitted or even required killing animals to end their misery. Those committed to the purest form of animal rights rejected any human use of animals.
In this changing context, HSUS faced new challenges. As newer animal organizations adopted more radical approaches to achieve their goals, the organization born in anti-establishment politics now found itself identified — and sometimes criticized — as the "establishment" group of record.
Humane slaughter became an immediate priority and commanded a substantial portion of the organization's resources. Myers and his colleagues also viewed this first campaign as a vehicle for promoting movement cohesion.
Humane slaughter legislation[ edit ] Inthe Humane Methods of Slaughter Act passed, which required the proper use of humane slaughter methods at slaughterhouses subject to federal inspection.
He was encouraged that "hundreds of local societies could lift their eyes from local problems to a great national cruelty. In the post— World War II era, an increasingly assertive biomedical research community sought to obtain animals from pounds and shelters handling municipal animal control contracts.
Local humane societies across the nation resisted. HSUS sought to bolster the movement's strong opposition to pound seizure, believing that no public pound or privately operated humane society should be compelled by law to provide animals for experimental use.
Rather, it stood for the principle that "every humane society … should be actively concerned about the treatment accorded to such a vast number of animals. Wiebers, a medical doctor associated with the Mayo Clinicundertook efforts to lessen tensions between animal protection organizations and the scientific community, and to seek to identify areas of common agreement.
Its first brochure, "They Preach Cruelty", focused on the tragedy of animal overpopulation. Under Phyllis Wright, HSUS was a driving force behind the shift to use of sodium pentobarbital for animal euthanasia, in opposition to the use of gas chambers and decompression, the standard shelter killing methods until the early s.
The five-year investigation into the multilayered trade in dogs paid off in February when Life published a photo-essay of a raid conducted on a Maryland dog dealer's premises by McMahon and the state police. That summer the U. Much of this work was carried out under the auspices of an affiliate, the National Association for the Advancement of Humane Education.
In the s, HSUS sponsored several validation studies designed to demonstrate the value of humane education. Rather, HSUS representatives expressed their beliefs that animals were "entitled to humane treatment and to equal and fair consideration.
A former executive director of The Fund for Animals and named in as "one of America's most important animal rights activists",  the Yale graduate spent a decade as HSUS's chief lobbyist and spokesperson, and expressed a strong commitment to expand the organization's base of support as well as its influence on public policies that affect animals.
Department of Agriculture to begin enforcement of federal laws concerning the transportation of farm animals. The investigation found three credible accusations of sexual harassment and female leaders who said their "warnings about his conduct went unheeded.
The section works with several thousand pro bono attorneys around the country to pursue its docket of cases. Under section leader Jonathan Lovvorn, the animal protection litigation group has won approximately three dozen cases in its first decade of existence, taking a practical approach, which Lovvorn explained in a interview.
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All of Mid-Missouri. Laws of Life is a character-themed essay competition for students, originally created by Sir John Templeton in in Winchester Tennessee, and adopted by the BBB Center for Character Ethics in as a vital component of the future leaders programing.
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He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and lives in Washington, D.C. Akron BBB's Laws of Life Essay Contest $ 2/10/ DAR Good Citizen Award Varies 2/10/ Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship $8, 2/10/ Bemidji State Music Scholarships Varies 2/12/ Carl Joseph-Walker Hoover Foundation Varies 2/14/ Orangefield Junior High Students Payton Wrinkle, 7th grader, and Gracie Cross, 6th grader, were honored as finalists at the Southeast Texas’ Better Business Bureau’s Laws of Life essay contest.
This year there were over 4, entries with 22 area schools participating in the program.
Sixteen. Akron BBB's Laws of Life Essay Contest can be used to meet essay writing requirements of the Ohio English Language Arts Academic Content Standards and is aligned to Common Core. All high school students in grades attending any high school in Ashland, Medina, Portage, Richland, Summit and Wayne Counties are eligible.