Thu, 07/29/2021 - 20:56

United States House passes funding package with multitude of pro-animal provisions

The HSUS and HSLF’s statement on the Bureau of Land Management’s improved protections for wild horse and burro adoptions

Thu, 07/01/2021 - 20:03

One of our primary responsibilities as a leading voice for animals in the nation’s capital is to influence congressional deliberations concerning the annual budgets for federal agencies where animal welfare is in play. We’re off to an outstanding start for 2022! This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved a number of our priority requests in its Fiscal Year 2022 bills covering the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, State, Interior and other agencies.

Animal welfare groups commend U.S. House of Representatives for passing critical amendment to ban horse slaughter

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 19:32

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 23:05

The surface transportation bill—the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684)—which is part of Congress’ infrastructure package is set to include a number of good animal protection measures. Two of the most important focus on the welfare of horses and wildlife whose fate are shaped by our transportation systems and practices. Amendment #187 would outlaw the transport of America’s equines to slaughter for human consumption, while amendment #41 would authorize a national wildlife corridors system to mitigate habitat fragmentation and wildlife-vehicle collisions.

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 19:29

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The myriad forms of animal cruelty make for a large and grim inventory, but horse soring consistently holds a place near the top of the list. It’s a deliberate and wanton torment of horses, one secretly carried out in training barns to produce a high-stepping gait for prizes in the Tennessee Walking Horse show ring. A more pointless cruelty you would be hard-pressed to identify, and it’s been going on for decades.