Farm Animals, Ballot Measures, Elections  /  Dec 01, 2021

Voters must be heard on California’s Proposition 12

Just three years ago, HSLF played a critical role in the passage of California’s Proposition 12, which ushered in the strongest farm animal protection law in the world.

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Animals in Research, Equines, Farm Animals, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Nov 22, 2021

Animals are in limbo because U.S. Congress is stalled on funding. Here’s what you can do.

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Nov 18, 2021

Victory! Infrastructure package includes historic wins for wild animals and biodiversity

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson

There are few among us who have not been saddened by the demoralizing sight of animals along our roads who have died in vehicle collisions. For anyone who has had this experience or had the heartbreaking misfortune to be involved in such an accident, there’s great news in the $1.3 trillion infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law a few days ago by President Biden.

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Animals in Research, Equines, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Nov 16, 2021

Do your federal legislators measure up on animal welfare? Use the Humane Scorecard to find out.

Accountability is the watchword of our efforts to secure the passage of animal-friendly federal legislation. We are accountable to our supporters as well as to the animals we seek to defend, and we never forget who we’re working for. This means that we also work continuously to hold elected officials accountable for their track records wherever the interests of animals are concerned.

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Pets & Cruelty, Federal Legislation  /  Nov 12, 2021

PuppyFind agrees to pay families who received sick puppies to settle lawsuit

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

When Jaqueline Villegas met her family’s new puppy at Denver International Airport, she knew right away the puppy was not the healthy Shar-Pei she had seen on PuppyFind.com, a huge online marketplace for puppies with over 50,000 puppies listed for sale. PuppyFind is also a site that the Humane Society of the United States has repeatedly linked to puppy mills.

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Farm Animals, Ballot Measures  /  Nov 12, 2021

Inside our campaign for Proposition 12, the strongest law for farm animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife  /  Nov 09, 2021

Breaking: New lawsuit aims to save leopards from American trophy hunters

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

African leopards are magnificently powerful animals who can take down prey animals ten times their size. But despite their strength, leopards are no match for trophy hunters, who go to great lengths to lure the animals to their deaths and bring back their body parts as trophies.

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Elections  /  Nov 03, 2021

Humane candidates score wins in 2021 Election

It’s something we may take for granted, sometimes, but every year is an election year, and one thing animal advocates shouldn’t forget is that every election has profound implications for animals and for the fortunes of the animal welfare movement. Yesterday provided yet another reminder of this, as voters cast their ballots for statewide offices in New Jersey and Virginia, special elections to fill vacancies in the U.S. Congress, and thousands of municipal offices across the nation.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Nov 03, 2021

Undercover investigation exposes where hunting trophies end up

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Equines, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Oct 19, 2021

Senate committee moves forward on funding animal protection measures

The Democratic leaders on the Senate Committee on Appropriations yesterday released a package of nine appropriations bills funding various federal departments for fiscal year 2022, and it contains some key provisions for animal welfare that we worked hard to secure. These bills haven’t been voted on by the committee; instead, the Senate and House committees will now work to reconcile their respective packages by a December 3 deadline to avoid a federal government shutdown.

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Elections  /  Oct 14, 2021

Our Virginia endorsements

Our mission is to end suffering for all animals, most directly by boosting the political power of the humane movement in Washington, DC and in our states. This is just one of the reasons we encourage supporters to cast a ballot in every election. Perhaps because we take a range of concerns into the voting booth, we don’t always appreciate the point, but for animals, our election of the right candidates can be a make-or-break decision.

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Wildlife  /  Oct 12, 2021

American imports of giraffe trophies and body parts are driving the animals to extinction

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Giraffes, with their iconic long necks and unmistakable, beautifully patterned coats, are facing extinction. There are currently fewer than 69,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild today. And the threats of habitat loss and illegal hunting for bushmeat are only exacerbated by demand for giraffe trophies and other products traded internationally.

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