Fri, 05/15/2020 - 17:06

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Imagine our world and its wildlife without the protections of the Endangered Species Act. Had it not been for this bedrock federal law, the beloved American bald eagle would most likely have gone the way of the dodo or the passenger pigeon. Gray wolves and grizzly bears would be no more than relics hanging on the walls of trophy hunters. And the humpback whale would only be found in history books.

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 22:50

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the world to acknowledge the pressing need to change our relationship with animals. From the wildlife markets implicated in the origin of the novel coronavirus to the slaughterhouses that have become clusters for its spread, we now know only too well that our uncaring attitudes and indifferent practices toward animals can have grave consequences for human health.

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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.

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 01:04