Animal Care Foundation Runs Ads Slamming Hawaiian Humane Society

The Hawaii-based Animal Care Foundation recently placed an ad on buses in Oahu criticizing the Hawaiian Humane Society.

KHON2 reported that,

The ad shows faces of animals displayed around an incinerator. The language is harsh, the ad reads: “Tens of thousands of animals like these are torched in the Hawaiian Humane Society incinerator. Help us end the slaughter.”

The Hawaiian Humane Society responded with a statement saying,

We’re disappointed by these ads. What these ads do not tell is that we have rescued and returned, thousands upon thousands of animals each year — more than any other organization in the state.


Bus ads critical of Hawaiian Humane Society. Ron Mizutani, KHON2, January 11, 2005.

Controversial Bus Ads Run. Press Release, Animal Care Foundation, January 11, 2005.

Animal CARE Foundation Joins Groups Opposing California's Foie Gras Ban

Animal CARE Foundation president Sabina De Giacomo posted an e-mail to animal rights list today putting her group on record as opposing California’s proposed ban on foie gras. Passed by the legislature and awaiting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto or signature, the bill was originally promote by animal rights groups but changes made to the bill have such groups divided over whether or not to support it.

Citing amendments made to the original bill, De Giacomo wrote,

You will see the first amendment dragging the abuse out to January of 2012 then
in the second amendment, force feeding becomes exempt from any kind of cruelty
enforcement during that time period of 8 long miserable years and finally, in
the most recent amendment, all pending criminal and civil actions are supposed
to “disappear”. Basically, this leaves the birds with absolutely no protection
for 8 years and the foie gras producers with complete protection from any sort
of legal fees or fear of reprisal for “cruelty”.

The birds deserve better than this! In fact, these modifications practically
invite cruelty and help the CA dead fatty liver producers invest all those
potentially saved lawyers fees in new ways to torture ducks and whatever else
they get into in eight years.

ENOUGH ALREADY! Let Gov Schwarzenegger understand this is totally
unacceptable; he listened before under intense pressure!


ALERT: Please help Veto California SB 1520. Sabina De Giacomo, September 9, 2004.

Hawaii-based Animal Rights Group Promotes Ban on "No Pet" Clauses

The Hawaii-based Animal CARE Foundation is promoting legislation in that state that would ban “no pet” clauses in rental contracts.

Senate Bill 2675 was recently introduced in Hawaii which would “include discrimination against individuals who live with an animal as a discriminatory practice in real property transactions.” Among other reason the Animal CARE Foundation supports the bill, it said in a press release that,

The level of respect for animals will be increased – raising them to at
least the level of children and other family members.

The full text of the proposed bill can be found here.


Bill to prohibit animal companion housing discrimination. Press Release, Animal Care Foundation, January 2004.