Wed, 12/18/2019 - 00:00

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 00:00

Preventing the lethal control and slaughter of America’s wild horses and burros

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

In recent years, understanding our firm and absolute opposition to horse slaughter in the United States and to the cruelty and inefficiency of the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse and burro work, frustrated members of Congress have been pressing the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund to advance a solution-focused proposal. And now, with the ASPCA, Return to Freedom and other groups, we’ve done so.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:00

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 00:00

Court tears into Michigan wolf hunting law 

The State of Michigan Court of Appeals this week sided with wolf protection advocates, and declared unconstitutional the Michigan legislature’s attempt to force a trophy-hunting and trapping season on the state’s small population of wolves. The ruling is the latest blow to the blatant and outrageous power grab by politicians to subvert the will of the people of Michigan and their decision-making authority.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 00:00

A Look Back at the First Session of the 114th Congress

Federal lawmakers have concluded their work for 2015, and will pick up where they left off in mid-January. Washington saw plenty of gridlock this year, but there were also several important victories for animal protection, including bills that made it over the finish line or have the momentum to do so next year. Here’s my rundown of the advances for animals during the 2015 session:

Omnibus (Consolidated Appropriations Act) Highlights:

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00

Politicians Crying Wolf

With fragmented populations numbering just 5,000 or so wolves in the lower 48 states—and so many of the survivors having lost family members as a consequence of traps and guns—these iconic canids face more threats to their survival than ever.