Thu, 07/29/2021 - 20:56

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

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.

USDA takes steps to rectify Trump-era position on farm animal welfare standards

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 20:05

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Animals are on a winning streak. Over just the last two days, we’ve had four terrific victories in U.S. federal courts that pave the way for progress for millions of animals. These include wildlife in the United States and overseas most often targeted by trophy hunters, animals in the fur industry, and farm animals confined in cruel cages on factory farms.

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 14:36

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 20:55

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 18:58

Tom Vilsack’s confirmation hearing to be Secretary of Agriculture was today. If he is confirmed by the full Senate, it will mark the official launch of our 2021 animal welfare agenda with the agency he will lead for a second time. But for several months already, we’ve been advancing our priorities concerning the United States Department of Agriculture with President Biden’s transition team and members of Congress.