Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Oct 23, 2020

The protection of wildlife is not about killing; it’s about cooperation that stops the killing

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Action Alerts, Federal Legislation  /  Oct 20, 2020

Urgent! US Fish and Wildlife Service goes rogue with proposal for baiting and trophy hunting of brown bears, and you can help us stop it

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

With a proposal to permit the killing of brown bears over bait in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has “gone rogue.” The USFWS and its parent agency, the Department of the Interior, are way over on the dark side when it comes to the killing of charismatic wildlife by America’s trophy hunters.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Oct 19, 2020

Another right whale on the ropes: entanglement means extinction

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Our National Marine Fisheries Service, slow to take action, really shouldn’t need a prompt about the fierce urgency of now when it comes to protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Still, a new reminder has come with the tragic sighting last week of a four-year old male badly injured and entangled in fishing lines about two and a half miles off the coast of Sea Bright, New Jersey. 

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Oct 14, 2020

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, do your job and protect giraffes, or we’ll see you in court

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Oct 09, 2020

Roadside zoo owner Doc Antle charged with animal cruelty, wildlife trafficking

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Doc Antle, a notorious roadside zoo owner who has been on our radar for years, has been indicted on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges in Virginia.

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Wildlife, In the News  /  Oct 08, 2020

Breaking news: Mink on Wisconsin fur farm test positive for coronavirus, but U.S. inaction continues

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Mink have tested positive for the coronavirus on a fur farm in Wisconsin, the largest fur producing U.S. state. The news broke today even as media reports confirmed thousands of mink have died of the disease on fur farms in Utah, the first state to report such infections on mink farms in August.

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Elections  /  Oct 06, 2020

Endorsing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, for the animals

Today, the Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris in their bid to lead the nation. Biden and Harris have established themselves as good faith actors in sponsoring and supporting animal protection legislation and policies through the years, and it’s easy to endorse them straight up on the basis of their records. 

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Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Sep 30, 2020

Congress takes steps to curb pandemics and puppy mills during a busy day on Capitol Hill yesterday

Yesterday was a big day on Capitol Hill for animals with the Preventing Future Pandemics Act (H.R. 8433/S. 4749) introduced in the House and the Senate, and the Puppy Protection Act (S. 4757) introduced in the Senate.

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Equines, Federal Legislation  /  Sep 29, 2020

Breaking news: Horse racing reform gallops to victory in U.S. House

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The U.S. House has just voted to protect racehorses from dangerous but widespread practices within the racing industry, including the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs and poor attention to racetrack safety.

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Pets & Cruelty, In the News  /  Sep 24, 2020

French bulldogs abandoned in airport warehouse highlight need for stronger enforcement against illegal puppy imports

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

It was a heartbreaking incident, by any measure. In August, authorities found more than a dozen dogs, mostly French Bulldogs, stranded for three days in their crates inside a warehouse at Chicago's O'Hare airport. They had no food and water and the crates, witnesses say, were caked in feces and urine. One dog had already died, another was seriously sick with parvovirus.

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Animals in Research, Equines, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Elections, Federal Legislation  /  Sep 24, 2020

Before you vote this year, where are your federal legislators on animal protection issues?

We’ve just posted the preview version of the Humane Society Legislative Fund 2020 Humane Scorecard, and we hope you’ll take a look. It’s a snapshot of each federal legislator’s record on animal issues for the second session of the 116th Congress. We’re rolling out the preview now since early voting is already underway in a number of states.

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Elections  /  Sep 22, 2020

On National Voter Registration Day, remember what’s at stake for animals

As part of our fundamental mission, we encourage members and supporters to advocate for animal protection legislation and related matters by contacting elected officials. But we also count on you to stand up for animals by casting your ballot in elections at the federal, state, and local levels. We know, and we’ve tried to show you, that it really makes a difference when animal welfare is on the line.

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