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29 Jun 2020, 9:32 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Putting an end to lion trophy hunting in memory of Cecil kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 06/29/2020 - 16:32 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The killing of Cecil the lion five years ago this week by an American trophy hunter in Zimbabwe triggered worldwide outrage. [read post]
22 Sep 2021, 12:42 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Wolves in the Northern Rockies move closer to getting protections they desperately need kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 09/22/2021 - 19:42 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Wolves in the Northern Rockies may warrant federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. [read post]
11 Oct 2021, 12:49 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
US government agency reportedly killed 8 wolf pups in their den kblocher@hslf.org 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]
6 Apr 2022, 2:09 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Decades-long persistence pays off as proposed federal regulations will protect captive birds kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 04/06/2022 - 21:09 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block When Humane Society of the United States investigators go out to take a close look at facilities that keep captive birds—roadside zoos, animal markets and others—they almost always return with the same dispiriting reports of dismal treatment and living conditions. [read post]
1 Apr 2020, 1:25 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Coronavirus crisis increases need to help victims of domestic violence and their pets kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 04/01/2020 - 20:25 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With hundreds of millions of people required to stay indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, the media is reporting an alarming increase in domestic violence incidents the world over. [read post]
21 Jul 2023, 2:01 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Let’s stop USDA from moving backward on cruelty to horses kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 07/21/2023 - 21:01 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Amidst continuing dissatisfaction over its approach to ending the problem of horse soring, a cruel practice that produces an artificial high-stepping gait in show horses, the U.S. [read post]
31 Aug 2020, 12:03 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Mitch McConnell will introduce bill to reform horse racing kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 08/31/2020 - 19:03 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Days before the Kentucky Derby kicks off in his home state next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced he will introduce a bill to reform horse racing. [read post]
22 Sep 2022, 12:53 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Congress co-leading a bill to crack down on violators of the Animal Welfare Act, " said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
6 Mar 2024, 12:53 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Here’s how the Biden administration should help animals this year kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 03/06/2024 - 20:53 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We recently celebrated progress toward protecting wolves, bears, coyotes, cougars, foxes, bobcats and other native carnivores living on the vast U.S. [read post]
20 Jan 2022, 3:18 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:18 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A new poll shows that more than 75% of Americans oppose trophy hunting, and 82% oppose the trophy hunting and import of African lions and elephants, both listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. [read post]
20 Oct 2020, 1:33 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
US Fish and Wildlife Service goes rogue with proposal for baiting and trophy hunting of brown bears, and you can help us stop it kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 10/20/2020 - 20:33 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With a proposal to permit the killing of brown bears over bait in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. [read post]
4 Aug 2021, 8:02 am by kblocher@hslf.org
What ending the eviction moratorium could mean for families with pets kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block On July 31, millions of Americans and their pets suddenly faced the terrifying possibility of losing their homes, as the federal eviction moratorium expired. [read post]
23 Aug 2021, 12:33 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
As assaults against wolves mount, Biden Administration misses the mark kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 08/23/2021 - 19:33 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Our nation’s assault on wildlife has been going on for centuries, with a staggering toll of animal loss that dates back to our colonial past. [read post]
23 Oct 2020, 1:10 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
The protection of wildlife is not about killing; it’s about cooperation that stops the killing kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 10/23/2020 - 20:10 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Our agenda for the protection of wildlife is an ambitious one, focusing on the most serious threats to threatened and endangered animals in the United States and around the world. [read post]
10 Apr 2024, 11:12 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Having lost in the highest court of the land, the defenders of cruel intensive confinement of pigs and other animals are now pushing reckless language which strives to invalidate Proposition 12 and other laws regulating sales of products within individual states,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
12 Nov 2021, 1:48 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Inside our campaign for Proposition 12, the strongest law for farm animals kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 11/12/2021 - 09:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Three years ago this month, something truly extraordinary happened for animals. [read post]
26 Jul 2022, 3:10 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
” “The Horse Protection Act made the public exhibition, showing or sale of horses victimized by soring illegal upon its passage in 1970, but since then a segment of the industry has flouted the law and continued the practice, exploiting loopholes in the underlying regulations,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
21 Sep 2023, 9:03 am by kblocher@hslf.org
New star-studded push for the Humane Cosmetics Act on Capitol Hill kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 09/21/2023 - 16:03 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We took to the halls of power in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a full day of events in support of the Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R. 5399, a bill to end animal-based cosmetics testing in the U.S, usher in a new era of cutting-edge testing methods, and prohibit the sale here of cosmetics newly tested on animals in other… [read post]
25 Aug 2020, 12:02 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
U.S. proposes more changes to chip away at Endangered Species Act kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The federal government has fired another volley in its assault on the Endangered Species Act, and this time it’s aimed at paving the way for corporations to take over lands that could, if conserved and restored, help in the recovery of imperiled American wildlife. [read post]