Monday, May 21, 2007
I recently discovered the Humane Society's fancy, Flash-y Web site for their Humane Index project - a rating of the top 25 most humane major metropolitan cities in the U.S. (out of 5,000) based on 12 different attributes (Congressional initiative and media coverage of animal issues, number of vegetarian restaurants per capita, things like that). Number one was San Francisco, with Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C. and San Diego rounding out the top five. Los Angeles, thanks in part to its rather shameful score in the puppy-selling pet-store category (45% of pet stores in L.A. sell puppies) and its proliferation of fur retailers, was rated 6th.
The index is far from comprehensive, but it's interesting, and my God! those interactive features!
Marvel at the Humane Society's Web-building abilities and check out your city here.