Animals in Research, Equines, Farm Animals, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  May 26, 2022

Our Taking Action for Animals conference returns to inform and inspire grassroots activism

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson

When you’re a passionate animal welfare advocate, you might sometimes feel like a bit of an outsider.

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Equines, Action Alerts, Federal Legislation  /  May 23, 2022

The time for Congress to act on horse soring, horse slaughter bills is now

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson

This week, members of Congress will turn their attention to forms of cruelty to horses that many Americans might think ended long ago. And we think it’s time they set aside any differences to do something decisive to help horses.

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Animals in Research  /  May 13, 2022

Time is running out for dogs as testing lab refuses to release them

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Update 5/16/2022: Over the last few days, 160 legislators from 32 states have co-signed a letter to the CEOs of Inotiv and Crinetics, urging the release of the dogs and pointing out that 14 states have approved legislation to authorize adoption of animals released by laboratories.

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Farm Animals, In the News  /  May 09, 2022

The other Supreme Court case you should be following 

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Update 5/11/2022: The Humane Society Legislative Fund has taken out a full-page advertisement in the Washington Post, urging the Biden administration to support Proposition 12 before the United States Supreme Court. We hope you'll join us and take a moment to tweet President Biden asking him to protect Proposition 12!

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Pets & Cruelty, Federal Legislation  /  May 09, 2022

Tenth annual Horrible Hundred report shows progress, continuing problems with puppy mills

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Duchess is a Havanese with a wardrobe of tiny, colorful dresses. Cooper is a senior golden retriever who still has a lot of spunk and likes to go on vacations with his family. Alis is a Weimaraner who jogs with her owner and loves to catch a ball.

These dogs are finally enjoying  life, and the puppy mills from which they were rescued are no longer in operation. Before they closed, each one of those mills appeared in our annual Horrible Hundred reports identifying known problem breeders in the United States.

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Equines, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  May 06, 2022

Pushing the federal law to end cruel slaughter of horses to the finish line

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

It is a long way from the stable, paddock and winner’s circle at Churchill Downs to the dark, dank and bloody slaughterhouses in which tens of thousands of American horses meet their sad and pitiable end each year.

Yet some former racehorses do make that terrible journey, and it’s hard not to think of them on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, the most celebrated of races.

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Animals in Research, Federal Legislation  /  May 02, 2022

Cosmetics animal testing is in the spotlight—now’s the time to end it

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Apr 26, 2022

Two ‘big tusker’ elephants killed for the thrill by trophy hunters in Botswana

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

We learned last week about the outrageous killing of two iconic and rare “big tusker” male savanna elephants in an unpopulated corner of northern Botswana. “Big tusker” refers to an elephant with at least one tusk weighing 100 pounds but it effectively signifies an elephant who has survived for more than 50 years and whose knowledge and experience is irreplaceable to his herd.

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Animals in Research  /  Apr 21, 2022

Undercover investigation exposes the horrors of animal testing—and more than 80 dogs who need our help

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Today we are releasing the results of our seven-month undercover investigation at one of America’s largest animal testing laboratories. We’re asking you to join us in changing an outdated industry—animal testing—and, more immediately, in urging the release of more than 80 dogs still suffering at the lab.

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Wildlife, Action Alerts  /  Apr 06, 2022

Decades-long persistence pays off as proposed federal regulations will protect captive birds

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

When Humane Society of the United States investigators go out to take a close look at facilities that keep captive birds—roadside zoos, animal markets and others—they almost always return with the same dispiriting reports of dismal treatment and living conditions.

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Animals in Research  /  Mar 29, 2022

It’s time to move past the cruel, inhumane practice of testing cosmetics on animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Farm Animals  /  Mar 28, 2022

Supreme Court takes up pork industry’s attempt to overturn California’s Proposition 12

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the pork industry’s lawsuit that attempts to overturn California’s Proposition 12. Special interest groups have been trying to stop the implementation of the historic ballot measure, which passed in 2018 with 63% of California voters in support.

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