Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:37

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The $2 trillion emergency stimulus bill that cleared Congress today carries important prospective benefits for the animal care and services sector. These include a temporary expansion of charitable deduction provisions, opportunities for business continuity loans to cover payroll, paid leave, health-insurance premiums, facilities costs, and debt service, and increased tax incentives for corporate giving.  

Animal protection organizations call on nation’s governors to classify pet supply, veterinary practices and other businesses needed to sustain animals’ lives as essential

Animal protection organizations call on nation’s governors to classify pet supply, veterinary practices and other businesses needed to sustain animals’ lives as essential

Animal protection organizations call on nation’s governors to classify pet supply, veterinary practices and other businesses needed to sustain animals’ lives as essential

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 19:34

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The recent indictment of more than two dozen people, including racehorse trainers and veterinarians, in a widespread doping scandal has turned a red-hot spotlight on the horseracing industry. And in a welcome development, some long-overdue scrutiny is coming from stakeholders within the industry itself.

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Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:00

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Some of the people and interests tied to cruelty to animals seem to come right from central casting. That’s going to help us succeed in our efforts to secure passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 961/S. 2006, to permanently ban domestic horse slaughter and end the export of American horses for slaughter abroad.

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:05

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

At the Safari Club International’s annual convention each year, wealth, privilege and power come together with a revolting goal: mowing down the world’s rarest and most beloved wildlife. This year’s event in Reno was no different. Trophy hunters heard speeches from guest of honor Donald Trump Jr. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Aurelia Skipwith, shelled out tens of thousands of dollars to kill endangered rhinos, lions and polar bears, and kicked back to the music of the Beach Boys.

An undercover investigation at the Safari Club International convention reveals the sale of potentially illegal wildlife products, captive-bred lion hunts and displays of thousands of products made from giraffes, elephants, stingrays, kangaroos and more

An undercover investigation at the Safari Club International convention reveals the sale of potentially illegal wildlife products, captive-bred lion hunts and displays of thousands of products made from giraffes, elephants, stingrays, kangaroos and more

An undercover investigation at the Safari Club International convention reveals the sale of potentially illegal wildlife products, captive-bred lion hunts and displays of thousands of products made from giraffes, elephants, stingrays, kangaroos and more

Donald Trump Jr. was a speaker at the February 5 to 8 convention in Reno