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3 Sep 2019, 1:25 pm by Chris Castle
  Sara Amundson, President, Humane Society Legislative Fund, said, “Decades ago the Federal Bureau of Investigation recognized the seriousness of animal cruelty and its link to escalating violence toward humans. [read post]
26 Mar 2020, 9:01 am by
In new role at the USFWS, trophy hunters’ lawyer will guide U.S. global policy on wildlife Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:01 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Trump administration’s course on wildlife policy, riddled with handouts to trophy hunters, took another wrong turn last week with the hiring of Anna Seidman, a litigator for Safari Club International, to head a key office of the U.S. [read post]
24 Sep 2020, 3:13 pm by
French bulldogs abandoned in airport warehouse highlight need for stronger enforcement against illegal puppy imports Thu, 09/24/2020 - 22:13 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block It was a heartbreaking incident, by any measure. [read post]
12 Nov 2020, 11:39 am by
For the new administration, swift reinstatement of 2016 horse soring rule is the right call Thu, 11/12/2020 - 19:39 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The reinstatement of the 2016 federal rule to address the abhorrent and widely scorned practice of horse soring in the Tennessee walking horse industry should be an easy decision for the incoming administration. [read post]
15 Feb 2023, 4:21 pm by
This state’s draft wolf plan spells disaster for wolves Thu, 02/16/2023 - 00:21 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Idaho is pulling ahead in a race to the bottom for how states treat wolves. [read post]
10 Mar 2021, 11:28 am by
Breaking news: Congress just passed the COVID relief package with funding for activities that would improve animal welfare Wed, 03/10/2021 - 19:28 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The COVID relief package Congress just passed includes a number of provisions that will improve surveillance and inspection of trades where animals often endure acute suffering and that also tend to be hotbeds for disease spread. [read post]
25 Jan 2023, 4:34 pm by
Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide Thu, 01/26/2023 - 00:34 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Despite ecological devastation, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and all the other threats that undermine the ability of wild animals to survive in their natural habitats, Europe’s largest hunting fair opened this week in Dortmund, Germany. [read post]
26 Mar 2020, 3:24 pm by
To prevent another pandemic, global leaders should crack down on wildlife trade Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block At the G20 coronavirus meeting today, global leaders, including President Trump, brainstormed on ways to control the coronavirus pandemic that is now ravaging dozens of nations, leaving a vast trail of human casualties in its wake. [read post]
14 Apr 2020, 11:28 am by
World Health Organization says nations should end wildlife trade Tue, 04/14/2020 - 18:28 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The World Health Organization is calling on nations to end wildlife markets because of the high risk they pose for the spread of pathogens like the coronavirus that can jump from animals to humans. [read post]
6 Aug 2020, 3:09 pm by
Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, said, “What will it take for the Fish and Wildlife Service to recognize that it should be protecting our nation’s treasured wildlife—not working hand in hand with trophy hunters to sanction some of the most cruel and heartless killing practices? [read post]
20 May 2020, 11:00 am by
"As a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Brian Fitzpatrick has a masterful understanding of the link between abuse of animals and violence against people, and is fighting to stop cruelty on all fronts," said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
27 Jan 2021, 1:19 pm by
Sweden suspends mink farming Wed, 01/27/2021 - 21:19 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block One more nation, Sweden, announced today that it will suspend all mink fur farming this year to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and its mutations. [read post]
6 May 2022, 10:35 am by
The other Supreme Court case you should be following Fri, 05/06/2022 - 17:35 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The norm on factory farms is to lock egg-laying hens, mother pigs and calves used for veal in cages so small they’re virtually immobilized. [read post]
6 Dec 2022, 1:56 pm by
Senate passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:56 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major advance in our long fight against the abuse of captive big cats, the U.S. [read post]
31 Aug 2021, 9:36 am by
From “pet” cougars to flooding victims, animal rescue requires preparation Tue, 08/31/2021 - 16:36 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block On Sunday, Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. [read post]
29 Sep 2020, 12:46 pm by
They are a perfect breeding ground for the transmission of disease from animals to humans, and we must promptly and effectively confront them as potential sparks for the next pandemic threat,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
11 Oct 2021, 12:49 pm by
US government agency reportedly killed 8 wolf pups in their den Mon, 10/11/2021 - 19:49 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In the spring, wolf dens are usually full of young pups being raised by their parents and helper wolves, but when one den in Idaho was discovered vacant earlier this year, biologists worked on uncovering the reason. [read post]
30 Mar 2020, 3:32 pm by
The killing of Takaya, Canada's famous lone wolf, highlights urgent need to outlaw trophy hunting Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:32 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The killing last week of Takaya, the lone wolf of Canada’s Discovery Island whose story of survival and resilience captivated people around the globe, is a grim reminder of the uphill battle wolves face in the modern world. [read post]
11 Mar 2021, 12:55 pm by
Bill in Congress would reverse dangerous increases to slaughterhouse line speeds Thu, 03/11/2021 - 20:55 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Slaughterhouses are hotspots for the coronavirus, with tens of thousands of infections reported among American workers since the onset of the pandemic last year. [read post]
19 Mar 2020, 6:01 am by
“Vern Buchanan has already championed the successful passage of two consequential animal protection laws to crack down on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking in the 116th Congress,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]