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1 Sep 2020, 2:41 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
USFWS director says federal protections for wolves will be removed by end of year kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 09/01/2020 - 21:41 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
7 Jan 2024, 4:58 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Good news to start 2024: These laws are now in place to help animals kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 01/08/2024 - 00:58 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Inscribing the humane treatment of animals into our laws takes years, and so we are heartened by some key measures at the state level taking effect in 2024, which are the result of so much rallying and advocacy, and which will contribute to shaping the humane world we envision. [read post]
19 Oct 2023, 12:54 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Beagles arrive on Capitol Hill in support of Better CARE for Animals Act kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 10/19/2023 - 19:54 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block This week, we had the pleasure of gathering with beagles and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to show our support for a promising new bill that would usher in a new era of animal protection at the federal level in the U.S. [read post]
11 Oct 2023, 2:26 am by kblocher@hslf.org
California passes law to expand use of non-animal alternatives in testing labs kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 10/11/2023 - 09:26 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Fewer animals will suffer in experiments in California laboratories thanks to a bill sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday. [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]
16 Jun 2020, 1:02 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Triple Crown season begins this Saturday with racing industry under a cloud over horse deaths, trainer indictments kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 06/16/2020 - 20:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The coronavirus pandemic is not the only problem plaguing the horse racing industry as it prepares for the first of the Triple Crown races at Belmont Stakes this Saturday with altered schedules, shorter race times and a TV-only audience. [read post]
26 Feb 2021, 7:45 am by kblocher@hslf.org
PREPARED Act would ensure safety of animals in puppy mills, roadside zoos during disasters kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 02/26/2021 - 15:45 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The devastation wrought by the recent deep freeze in Texas is a stark reminder of the urgent need for disaster planning that includes tens of thousands of animals in puppy mills, roadside zoos and other enterprises. [read post]
10 Mar 2021, 11:28 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking news: Congress just passed the COVID relief package with funding for activities that would improve animal welfare kblocher@hslf.org 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]
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]
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]
23 Apr 2021, 1:04 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Idaho lawmakers on verge of sanctioning a carnage of 90% of the state's wolves kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 04/23/2021 - 20:04 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A bill that would allow trophy hunters, trappers and private contractors hired at taxpayer expense to kill up to 90% of the state’s wolves is flying through the Idaho legislature, and we need to stop it in its tracks. [read post]
11 Jan 2024, 1:24 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Undercover video of Sloth Encounters shows need for Better CARE for Animals Act kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 01/11/2024 - 21:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Our goal in supporting passage of the Better Collaboration, Accountability, and Regulatory Enforcement (CARE) for Animals Act is to strengthen multi-agency collaboration in enforcement of the federal Animal Welfare Act. [read post]
14 Apr 2020, 11:28 am by kblocher@hslf.org
World Health Organization says nations should end wildlife trade kblocher@hslf.org 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]
9 Nov 2020, 2:22 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
A time of hope for animals kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:22 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris head to the White House, they bring with them a proven track record of protecting animals. [read post]
24 Jun 2021, 8:26 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Here’s how you can help. kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 06/24/2021 - 15:26 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The past few years have shown how suddenly natural disasters and other emergencies can upend our lives. [read post]
14 May 2020, 8:20 am by kblocher@hslf.org
BREAKING: HSUS, HSLF, HSI release policy plan on wildlife markets, factory farms, companion animals and more to avoid another global health crisis kblocher@hslf.org 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. [read post]
8 Oct 2021, 10:34 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Massive win for migratory birds as much-needed protection gets restored kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 10/08/2021 - 17:34 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block North American bird populations have declined by three billion birds since 1970, which is just one of the reasons why the Migratory Bird Treaty Act has been such an important source of protection for birds for decades. [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 2021, 9:36 am by kblocher@hslf.org
From “pet” cougars to flooding victims, animal rescue requires preparation kblocher@hslf.org 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]
25 Aug 2022, 2:50 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Putting the ‘USDA Organic’ label on a stronger animal welfare path kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 08/25/2022 - 09:50 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The U.S. [read post]