Wildlife  /  Jan 27, 2022

To save wolves, the US government must act now

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Jan 20, 2022

Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Jan 11, 2022

Tiger King takeaway: It’s time to end big cat breeding and trafficking

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The original “Tiger King” Netflix series was a pandemic phenomenon with a train-wreck fascination for millions of viewers and a whole cast of unsavory characters. But the sideshow weirdness of the personalities involved kept many viewers from focusing on the big cat industry’s epidemic of cruelty.

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Animals in Research, Farm Animals, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation, Issue Areas, State Legislation  /  Jan 05, 2022

Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson

We begin our work in 2022 encouraged by the knowledge that a handful of significant animal protection laws at the state level have now taken effect across the country. That makes for a great start to a year in which we hope to extend the reach of our campaigns to help all animals.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Dec 30, 2021

How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Every year that passes sees hundreds of thousands of wild animals in the U.S. and around the world killed by trophy hunters, whose main motivation is to display whole animals or their body parts for bragging rights. Given all the threats facing wild animals, including habitat loss, environmental devastation and climate change, it is astounding that such a practice still exists today, which is why protecting animals from trophy hunting in the U.S. and around the world is a top priority for us.

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Animals in Research, Federal Legislation  /  Dec 29, 2021

Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The world is moving toward a future dominated by sophisticated methods that use human cells, tissues and organs, 3D printing, robotics, computer models and other technologies to create approaches to testing and research that do not rely on animals. These methods are often faster, less expensive and more effective than the outdated animal experiments currently in use. Despite this, millions of guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats, primates, mice, rats and other animals still suffer in laboratories worldwide.

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State Legislation  /  Dec 21, 2021

2021 Maryland Humane Scorecard - Do your state lawmakers measure up on animal welfare?

For a number of years now, with the primary goal of advancing federal animal protection legislation, the Humane Society Legislative Fund has published the Humane Scorecard to track the relevant votes, co-sponsorships, and other actions of federal lawmakers. It’s popular with our supporters, and it’s become increasingly influential with legislators who know the value of a higher score.

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State Legislation  /  Dec 21, 2021

2021 Illinois Humane Scorecard - Do your state lawmakers measure up on animal welfare?

For a number of years now, with the primary goal of advancing federal animal protection legislation, the Humane Society Legislative Fund has published the Humane Scorecard to track the relevant votes, co-sponsorships, and other actions of federal lawmakers. It’s popular with our supporters, and it’s become increasingly influential with legislators who know the value of a higher score.

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Animals in Research, Equines, Farm Animals, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Dec 20, 2021

The animal protection agenda we moved in 2021, and how we did it.

On the surface, perhaps, the most important legislative packages approved in the U.S. Congress and signed into law this year—the American Rescue Plan Act (focused on COVID-19 relief) and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—may not have seemed relevant to the mission of animal protection. But the truth is that both contained sweeping gains for us, and this was no accident.

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Pets & Cruelty, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  Dec 15, 2021

Win! Puppy mills slammed with major setbacks in 2021, spelling a brighter future for dogs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

It’s no secret that puppy and kitten mills treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines, bred over and over with little to no regard for their health or well-being. It is simply no way for a dog or cat to live.

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Animals in Research, Federal Legislation  /  Dec 09, 2021

It’s time for the US to end cosmetics testing on animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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In the News  /  Dec 06, 2021

Remembering Robert Dole, a stalwart advocate for animals in American life

For animal advocates, the passing of Senator Robert Dole is an occasion not just for remembrance but for plain and pure gratitude. He was one of us, and he put his name, his word and his imprint on some of the most important animal protection measures of the last fifty years. We’re going to miss him.

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