Farm Animals, In the News  /  Jan 31, 2023

Here’s why pork is the new veal

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Action Alerts, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  Jan 30, 2023

Life or death for wolves hinges on state management plans

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Action Alerts  /  Jan 26, 2023

Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Despite ecological devastation, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and all the other threats that undermine the ability of wild animals to survive in their natural habitats, Europe’s largest hunting fair opened this week in Dortmund, Germany.

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Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  Jan 19, 2023

You can help pass state laws to create a more humane world for animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Animals in Research, Federal Legislation  /  Jan 11, 2023

Judge rules that NIH’s refusal to move chimps from a New Mexico laboratory to Chimp Haven sanctuary violates federal law

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Pets & Cruelty, Action Alerts, Federal Legislation, Issue Areas  /  Jan 06, 2023

New Animal Welfare Act regulations would improve the lives of so many animals in need

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Action Alerts, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Jan 06, 2023

Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Farm Animals, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  Dec 29, 2022

In 2022, we kept working to create a kinder world for farmed animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

We were nervous and excited as we gathered outside the Supreme Court of the United States on the morning of a day we won't ever forget, Oct. 11, 2022. The court was about to hear arguments about Proposition 12, a landmark law passed by California voters in 2018 to improve the treatment of pigs, calves and chickens raised for food and now being challenged by the pork industry. We had worked hard to pass the law.

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Animals in Research, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  Dec 28, 2022

New York state bans cosmetics animal testing, capping off a year of wins for animals in labs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

With Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature earlier this month, New York became the 10th state in the U.S. to prevent the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals. This represents just the latest gain in a worldwide movement to end cosmetics animal testing on animals.

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Animals in Research, Equines, Farm Animals, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Elections, Federal Legislation  /  Dec 23, 2022

A view from HSLF: 2022 produced a banner harvest of animal protection gains

Every year, our public policy work for animals produces strong results and tangible benefits for animals, through the passage of laws or the approval of federal agency rules that lead to desired reforms. Still, there is something that really jumps out about 2022, and makes it a year we’ll long remember. We closed out the case on two of the most disturbing animal cruelty issues of the 21st century, the exploitation of big cats for photo ops and as “pets,” and the hacking off of sharks’ fins for use in soup.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  Dec 22, 2022

Big Cat Public Safety Act becomes law, capping off year of wins for wild animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Pets & Cruelty, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  Dec 21, 2022

2022 was a winning year in our fight to stop puppy mills

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

If you’ve been following our advocacy for dogs and cats in puppy and kitten mills, you already know that these mega-breeding facilities treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines with little to no regard for their health or well-being.

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