Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:44

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The fundamental purpose of our marquee advocacy training event, Taking Action for Animals Online, occurring on September 19 and 20, is to support greater political and social engagement by those who care about animals. COVID-19 hasn’t changed a thing in that regard, and TAFA 2020 features one of the strongest speaker and topic rosters in years, with nearly two dozen exciting sessions.

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:28

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 20:32

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.

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 19:12

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.