Animals in Research, Farm Animals, Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Jul 31, 2020

House passes second funding package with welcome news for chimpanzees, right whales and farm animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The U.S. House has just approved additional help for animals, including right whales, chimpanzees and farm animals, as it continues the process of appropriating funds for federal agencies and departments for FY2021. 

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Animals in Research, Federal Legislation  /  Jul 29, 2020

Industry support for Humane Cosmetics Act grows, with 900 companies supporting an end to animal testing

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Farm Animals, Federal Legislation  /  Jul 28, 2020

Bills introduced in Congress to stop faster speeds at slaughterhouses

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Equines, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Jul 24, 2020

Breaking news: U.S. House approves key animal reforms, including combating wildlife trafficking, preventing cruel hunting practices and enforcing animal cruelty laws

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The U.S. House today approved many key animal protection reforms, including measures designed to rein in horse soring, combat wildlife trafficking and help enforce animal cruelty laws, as part of Congress's annual appropriations process. Members also prohibited the use of federal funds for implementing cruel hunting practices on public lands in Alaska, and rejected an attempt to ensure the import of endangered elephant and lion trophies into the United States can continue.

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Pets & Cruelty, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Jul 20, 2020

Indiana woman who shared videos of herself torturing, killing cats and dogs charged under federal PACT Act

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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In the News  /  Jul 20, 2020

And justice for all: Remembering John Lewis

With the rest of the nation, we mourn the loss of Representative John Lewis, who died late Friday night after a brief illness. He was a man of deep conviction who dedicated his life to the ideals of social justice and the vision of a “beloved community” that would uphold the dignity and value of every human being. He was the youngest of more than a dozen speakers at the 1963 March on Washington, and the last survivor from that group. To the end, he was a champion of civil rights and human freedom with an unwavering optimism about the future of our nation.

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Elections  /  Jul 17, 2020

Presidential candidate profile: Donald Trump

At the HSLF, we’ve consistently pressed presidential contenders and others running for office to present their ideas and their records to us up front, so that we can evaluate their commitments and actions in support of animal protection, and if warranted, endorse their candidacies.

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Equines, Action Alerts, Federal Legislation  /  Jul 16, 2020

HSUS/HSLF video lays bare the terrible practice of soring, as industry prepares for annual walking horse ‘Celebration’

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Trainers who paint horses’ legs with harsh acids and chemicals that burn through the skin, causing unspeakable pain to the animals, then add heavy shoes and tie chains on top of those wounds to intensify their suffering. Trainers who hit horses with sticks and shove electric prods in their faces to get them to do what they want. Trainers who drag and force horses to stand when they are hurting too much to do so.

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Elections  /  Jul 14, 2020

Presidential candidate profile: Joe Biden

With the presidential election less than four months away, a review of the major candidates’ animal welfare records is warranted. As with every election, for every office, the Humane Society Legislative Fund evaluates candidates based on their records and commitments concerning animal welfare. We do not judge candidates based on their party or positions on any other issues. As the nation’s leading voice in animal protection politics, our goal is to provide an objective, unbiased analysis of candidates. 

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Animals in Research, Farm Animals, Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Jul 13, 2020

Breaking: HSUS/HSLF report identifies key U.S. policy changes needed to avoid another pandemic

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Jul 10, 2020

Right whales are now 'critically endangered' — just a step away from extinction

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Animals in Research, Equines, Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Jul 09, 2020

Spending bills move up in Congress, with provisions for gray wolves, non-animal testing methods and ending wildlife markets

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Provisions for funding programs to protect wild horses and burros, gray wolves, animals used in research and testing, as well as elephants and lions, who are commonly the target of American trophy hunters, were among several animal welfare measures approved this week by House appropriations subcommittees, as Congress continues its annual process of funding the federal government.

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