Animals in Research, Federal Legislation  /  

Proposed monkey warehouse in Georgia would be a step backward for animals and science

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

A company called “Safer Human Medicine” is proposing to build a monkey breeding warehouse in the small town of Bainbridge, Georgia. At full capacity, the proposed facility, at a significant cost to taxpayers, would be the largest in the U.S., holding up to 30,000 long-tailed macaques bred for experiments. Such a move would not make medicine safer and would only take science and progress for animals backward.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  

The wild animals who suffer because of animal agriculture

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The Humane Society of the United States' blog recently covered the benefits of reducing the consumption of animal products both for farmed animals and for the climate. But there are many other potential beneficiaries of a revamping of how animals are bred and farmed in various contexts, from ranches to fur farms. Here are some of the wild animals who suffer because of animal agriculture:

Wolves

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Wildlife  /  

Breaking: US Fish and Wildlife Service fails to protect wolves from state-sanctioned slaughter

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife  /  

Breaking: U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes to protect native carnivores on national wildlife refuges

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it will be proposing a rule that would ban predator control on the National Wildlife Refuge System. When finalized, this rule will be a huge victory for countless wildlife living on refuges.

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

How did your Members of Congress score on animal protection issues in 2023?

The results are in! Our final 2023 Humane Scorecard is now available, providing a snapshot of where federal legislators stood on our core priorities for the first session of the 118th Congress.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  

Undercover video of Sloth Encounters shows need for Better CARE for Animals Act

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Animals in Research, Farm Animals, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, State Legislation  /  

Good news to start 2024: These laws are now in place to help animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Inscribing the humane treatment of animals into our laws takes years, and so we are heartened by some key measures at the state level taking effect in 2024, which are the result of so much rallying and advocacy, and which will contribute to shaping the humane world we envision.

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Farm Animals, Federal Legislation  /  

As a New Year dawns, so does a new era in the treatment of animals raised for food

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

As the New Year dawns, we rightly celebrate the dozens of humane laws taking effect in 2024, signs of a better day for animals everywhere. Those laws address a range of animal protection concerns including pet store sales of puppies from puppy mills, the use of animals in toxicity testing, direct contact with dangerous wild animals, and humane standards for dogs living outdoors.

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Elections  /  

We got political for animals in 2023, and you did too!

There are a couple of fundamental premises that guide HSLF’s political advocacy for animals. Every year is an election year—and every election is an opportunity to improve the lives of animals. This year was no exception.

Thankfully, more and more animal advocates have joined our ranks—and as a result, an increasing number of candidates for public office are focused on ways to earn their votes. Whether we look at the U.S. Congress or at our state capitols, the influence of animal protection continues to grow in American politics.

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Animals in Research, Federal Legislation, State Legislation  /  

2023’s wins for animals in labs signals a future without animal testing

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Pets & Cruelty, State Legislation  /  

Texans, how did your legislator score on animal protection?

Each year, the Humane Society Legislative Fund reflects on the progress in animal protection made at the state and federal levels on animal protection through their federal and state scorecards. In 2023, Texas legislators rose to the occasion and passed five crucial pro-animal bills which are now law in the state.

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Equines, Pets & Cruelty, Federal Legislation  /  

2023: A winning year for dogs, cats and other companion animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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