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Ep 58 - Heidi Colonna
Interview! Heidi Colonna, Curriculum Development Manager for the Humane Society of the United States and Board Member with Association of Professional Humane Educators Heidi was volunteering at a local shelter in 1994, which compelled her to choose animal science and public policy over a potential business degree. She discusses her focus on â€˜preventable people problemsâ€™ and believes education and awareness are key to changing attitudes about all aspects of animal welfare. She and Stacy discuss an array of subjects including past mentors, community cat education through literature, relationships with schools, and the importance of providing engaging activities for school age children. Heidi also outlines an array of education opportunities the Humane Society Academy has to offer, including online trainings and the Certified Humane Education Specialist program. Â For more information please visitÂ humanesociety.org.
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12:08 p.m. John Goodwin, Stop Puppy Mills, HSUS
Today, a return visit from John Goodwin, anti-puppy mill campaigner from the Humane Society of the United States. Here's the email that prompted this interview, as well as information and a link to last year's interview with John. On February 6th, aÂ group of U.S. Representatives introduced a bill to crack down on puppy mill cruelty by closing loopholes in the law that allow problem breeders with severe and multiple Animal Welfare Act violations to continue doing business as usual. The Welfare of Our Friends (WOOF) Act, reintroduced by U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Jim McGovern, D-Mass, has the potential to improve the welfare of thousands of dogs and puppies bred and sold each year by federally licensed commercial breeders. In today'sÂ blog post, Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, and Sara Amundson, president of Humane Society Legislative Fund, explain what this means for animals and our fight to stop puppy mills: Currently, the USDA, tasked with licensing and inspectingÂ certain businesses that use animals, routinely relicenses puppy breeders with dozens of severe violations on their records, including dead and dying animals who didnâ€™t receive adequate veterinary care, underweight animals and animals kept in filthy and unsafe conditions. Problem dealers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked can alsoÂ essentiallyÂ obtain a new license under the name of a family member while owning the same animals on the same property. For years,Â we have exposed this disregard for the law and the need to close these loopholes in our annual Horrible Hundred reports on problem puppy mills in the United States, which we compile from USDAÂ and stateÂ inspection data. Here is the earlier post and podcast: This is a great interview with John Goodwin aboutÂ Puppy Mills and the Humane Society of the United States' campaign to put them out of business. We touch on what the HSUS is and other issues, but mostly puppy mills. I'm glad we have smart, compassionate people, such as John, pushing ourÂ case. John Goodwin is the Senior Director of the Stop Puppy Mills campaign at The Humane Society of the United States.Â John joined The HSUS in 2000 as the grassroots outreach coordinator in the Government Affairs department and went on to spend over a decade spearheading the efforts to combat animal fighting in the Animal Cruelty and Fighting Campaign. Most recently John spent time lobbying for the organization on Capitol Hill in his role as the political director for The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the political affiliate of HSUS. In January 2016 John joined Stop Puppy Mills campaign. John has testified before numerous state legislatures, acted as an expert witness in criminal animal fighting trials and has been featured in coverage from Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, national news programs for ABC, NBC and ABC, Court TV, ESPN, Al Jazeera, the Associated Press, USA Today, The New York Times and Menâ€™s Journal magazine. John has appeared on Larry King Live, The Oâ€™Reilly Factor, Inside Edition and has debated on several national cable talk shows while giving over one thousand interviews to local media outlets. Here is the HSUS Stop Puppy Mills page.