Elections  /  May 20, 2021

Our choice for Attorney General of Virginia: Mark Herring

Every year is an election year—and every election has profound implications for the animal protection movement. That’s why our team at the Humane Society Legislative Fund meticulously evaluates every candidate before we announce an endorsement.

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Equines, Federal Legislation  /  May 19, 2021

The time to stop horse slaughter is now. Here’s why.

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  May 17, 2021

As Texas tiger arrives at Black Beauty Ranch, we’re focused on protecting other big cats

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

If you’ve been online at all in the past week, chances are you’ve seen the footage of an alarmed off-duty police officer pointing a gun at an approaching tiger in a sleepy residential neighborhood in Houston. 

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Pets & Cruelty, Federal Legislation, In the News, State Legislation  /  May 12, 2021

How you can help puppy mill dogs right now

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  May 12, 2021

Shark and marine mammal bills pass key Senate committee

Today, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved two important pieces of marine wildlife legislation, paving the way for full Senate action on them. The committee unanimously passed the Marine Mammal Research and Response Act, S. 1289, and passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act as part of a larger legislative package.

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Animals in Research  /  May 11, 2021

Documents reveal USDA skipping inspections at animal laboratories

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The U.S. Department of Agriculture secretly implemented a new procedure in 2019 to skirt its responsibility to animals at some research laboratories, documents obtained by Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Clinic and covered in Science Magazine, reveal.

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Pets & Cruelty  /  May 10, 2021

Our Horrible Hundred report exposes 100 puppy mills that sell to pet stores and online

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

What dog lovers don’t know about where their beloved puppies come from can hurt them. When puppies are born to emaciated, sick or injured dogs in cramped and dirty wire cages, the physical and mental toll can extend throughout their lives, impacting their behavior and wellbeing while causing heartache and heavy expenses for those who love them. And of course, for the mother dogs who are left to live and be bred in such squalid, neglectful conditions, the suffering doesn’t stop.

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Wildlife  /  May 06, 2021

Improved federal bird policies poised to take flight

Just in time for World Migratory Bird Day this Saturday, there is good news for birds.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  May 03, 2021

South Africa to clamp down on exploitative captive lion industry

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Equines  /  Apr 30, 2021

Nearly half the Senate calls for an end to soring, in letter to Secretary of Agriculture

Almost half the U.S. Senate has called for swift action to end the indefensible practice known as horse soring—in which scofflaw trainers of Tennessee Walking horses and related breeds torment horses to get them to fling their front legs high, just to win a cheap blue ribbon in a show ring. 

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Wildlife, In the News  /  Apr 28, 2021

NRA chief’s agonizing elephant hunt shows what’s wrong with trophy hunting

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The New Yorker broke a story yesterday about the head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, attempting to kill an endangered elephant in Botswana. The newly released footage exemplifies the blithe depravity of trophy hunting.

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Pets & Cruelty, Federal Legislation  /  Apr 27, 2021

Puppy Protection Act would end some of the worst puppy mill cruelties

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

We all know what dogs love: a comfortable napping spot, a romp in the grass, a kind touch and the safety and security of a caring environment. But thousands of dogs in commercial breeding operations licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to sell to pet stores and online have none of these comforts.

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