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18 Feb 2021, 11:46 am by kblocher@hslf.org
As fur farms prepare to breed mink, global health bodies issue warning on high coronavirus risk kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 02/18/2021 - 19:46 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Mink fur farms have emerged as hotspots for the coronavirus, with 11 nations in Europe, Canada and the United States reporting such infections and, in some cases, transmissions from animals to human workers. [read post]
17 Feb 2021, 11:24 am by kblocher@hslf.org
kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 02/17/2021 - 19:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block U.S. health authorities have conclusively linked numerous human cases of campylobacteriosis—a bacterial infection with often severe and debilitating symptoms—to infected puppies sold in several Petland pet stores. [read post]
16 Feb 2021, 2:20 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Investigation finds online wildlife killing contests are thriving during pandemic kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 02/16/2021 - 22:20 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Humane Society of the United States has helped make significant progress in ending wildlife killing contests, in which contestants massacre large numbers of coyotes, foxes, bobcats and other wild animals for cash prizes. [read post]
9 Feb 2021, 5:10 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Foxes, bobcats, coyotes among animals blasted with assault rifles kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 02/10/2021 - 01:10 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block It is a bloody scene at the Texas weigh-in of the “De Leon Pharmacy and Sporting Goods’ Varmint Hunt #1” on a cold January morning this year. [read post]
8 Feb 2021, 8:23 am by kblocher@hslf.org
At Dallas Safari Club convention, rhinos, elephants and bears are among hundreds of wild animals on offer for a thrill kill kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 02/08/2021 - 22:41 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The annual Dallas Safari Club convention is a sickening display of the havoc American trophy hunters wreak year after year on the world’s wildlife, with their penchant for killing endangered and at-risk animals. [read post]
29 Jan 2021, 12:17 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Shooting fish in a barrel: U.S. canned hunting industry offers ‘menus’ of rare animals for a thrill kill kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 01/29/2021 - 20:17 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The canned hunting industry is often associated with countries like South Africa, where wealthy trophy hunters can pick out and shoot captive-bred lions in enclosures for a hefty price tag. [read post]
27 Jan 2021, 1:19 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Sweden suspends mink farming kblocher@hslf.org 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]
25 Jan 2021, 9:05 pm by Dan Flynn
They left it to Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund to announce that the Biden government has officially withdrawn a pending rule by the previous administration that would have permanently allowed chicken slaughter lines to speed up from an already “lightning-fast 140 birds per minute to 175 per minute. [read post]
25 Jan 2021, 1:17 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Biden administration withdraws Trump-era plan for higher line speeds at chicken slaughterhouses kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 01/25/2021 - 21:17 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Biden administration has withdrawn a deplorable pending rule that would have allowed qualifying chicken slaughter plants in the United States to permanently dial up line speeds from an already inhumane and lightning-fast 140 birds per minute to 175 birds per minute. [read post]
20 Jan 2021, 8:05 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Our 100-day plan for animal protection under the Biden-Harris administration kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:05 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris heralds a new beginning. [read post]
19 Jan 2021, 3:54 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Federal court orders Jeff Lowe to surrender all cubs, mothers kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 01/19/2021 - 23:54 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A U.S. [read post]
14 Jan 2021, 7:54 am by kblocher@hslf.org
HSUS, allies sue Trump administration for delisting wolves kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:54 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In October last year, the Trump administration stripped federal protections for wolves, giving state managers in the lower 48 states the ability to greenlight trophy hunting and trapping seasons on these animals. [read post]
14 Jan 2021, 5:33 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, and Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, reacted to the report with the following statement: “The recommendations on methods of detecting horse soring underscore the need to eliminate the failed system of industry self-policing that has enabled this cruel abuse for decades. [read post]
14 Jan 2021, 5:08 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Yet the remaining chimps at Alamogordo continue to languish at the very facility where they were used in research protocols,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
13 Jan 2021, 4:04 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 01/14/2021 - 00:04 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Thirty-seven chimpanzees languishing at a New Mexico primate laboratory are still waiting for the National Institutes of Health to fulfil a promise it made in 2015—to retire them to sanctuary after a lifetime spent in research. [read post]
12 Jan 2021, 2:47 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Gorillas at zoo in San Diego test positive for coronavirus kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 01/12/2021 - 22:47 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in the first known cases of its transmission to non-human primates. [read post]
11 Jan 2021, 11:48 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House members reintroduce bill to ban cub petting, keeping big cats as pets kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 01/11/2021 - 19:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A bill that would prohibit public contact with big cats like tigers, lions and leopards and ban the possession of these animals as pets was swiftly reintroduced in the U.S. [read post]
8 Jan 2021, 11:20 am by kblocher@hslf.org
In its final days, Trump administration launches lame-duck attack on migratory birds kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 01/08/2021 - 19:20 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Trump administration, in its final days, is attempting to undo crucial, century-old protections for migratory birds as a handout to the construction and oil and gas industries. [read post]
4 Jan 2021, 11:12 am by kblocher@hslf.org
As pandemic continues and spotlight shines on animal-human transmission, House members reintroduce bill to end U.S. trade in wild animals for food and other products kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 01/04/2021 - 19:12 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the urgency around preventing similar disease outbreaks in future by addressing the public health risks posed by live wildlife markets is greater than ever. [read post]
30 Dec 2020, 11:56 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Proposed U.S. rule on critically endangered right whales is too weak to bring real change kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 12/30/2020 - 19:56 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The National Marine Fisheries Service today released a proposed rule intended to reduce the risk of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales getting entangled in heavy ropes used in fishing gear such as that used for catching lobsters and crabs. [read post]