Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:19

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

An Indiana roadside zoo whose owner’s federal license was revoked for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including beating a leopard to death with a baseball bat and swinging monkeys around by their tails, has closed its doors. The animals are being moved to facilities where they will hopefully receive better care.

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 20:32

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 13:20

By Brad Pyle

The problems at the United States Postal Service have already had dire consequences for animals, and now they risk doing the same to the upcoming election. President Trump and the U.S. Congress must act to ensure that the postal system is operating at full capacity and with competency before the General Election to ensure the integrity of the outcome. 

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 21:03

Mon, 08/17/2020 - 22:19

Sen. Booker introduces federal bill to stop high-speed animal slaughter and meat processing during COVID-19

Sen. Booker introduces federal bill to stop high-speed animal slaughter and meat processing during COVID-19

Sen. Booker introduces federal bill to stop high-speed animal slaughter and meat processing during COVID-19

The Safe Line Speeds During COVID-19 Act would slow down line speeds to protect workers, animals and consumers; Sens. Blumenthal, Feinstein, Harris, Merkley, Sanders and Warren sign on as original cosponsors

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 17:59

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.

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 15:01

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.