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21 Apr 2022, 2:32 am by
Undercover investigation exposes the horrors of animal testing—and more than 80 dogs who need our help Thu, 04/21/2022 - 09:32 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today we are releasing the results of our seven-month undercover investigation at one of America’s largest animal testing laboratories. [read post]
21 Apr 2022, 1:05 am by
In many cases non-animal tests are more reliable, faster and more cost effective than the existing animal methods most commonly accepted by our federal government,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
6 Apr 2022, 2:09 pm by
Decades-long persistence pays off as proposed federal regulations will protect captive birds 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]
29 Mar 2022, 8:26 am by
It’s time to move past the cruel, inhumane practice of testing cosmetics on animals Tue, 03/29/2022 - 15:26 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Back in the 1940s, when government scientists were asked to check cosmetics for safety, they turned to rabbits. [read post]
29 Mar 2022, 7:19 am by
“Years ago, Whole Foods Market added cruelty-free cosmetics to store shelves, laying the very foundation for its endorsement of the Humane Cosmetics Act,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
28 Mar 2022, 2:55 pm by
Supreme Court takes up pork industry’s attempt to overturn California’s Proposition 12 Mon, 03/28/2022 - 21:55 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
24 Mar 2022, 12:33 am by
Our undercover investigation reveals why hippos desperately need federal protections under the Endangered Species Act Thu, 03/24/2022 - 07:33 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With their barrel shape, huge teeth and jaws that can open to almost 180 degrees, hippos are characteristically unique and one of the world’s most recognizable animals. [read post]
9 Mar 2022, 5:08 pm by
Animal-friendly appropriations in Congress bring good news for all kinds of animals Thu, 03/10/2022 - 01:08 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Humane advocates often look to the passage of animal-friendly legislation as the strongest measure of progress in our work at the federal level, and clearly, good laws are important. [read post]
2 Mar 2022, 11:40 am by
As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals Wed, 03/02/2022 - 19:40 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block During his years in the Senate, now-President Joe Biden supported dozens of animal welfare measures, including legislation to require dolphin-safe labeling on tuna, stop canned hunts, annually prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to fund federal inspection and approval of meat at horse… [read post]
23 Feb 2022, 11:57 am by
Kentucky Derby winner’s disqualification highlights ongoing need for horse racing reform Wed, 02/23/2022 - 19:57 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The regulatory system in horse racing has been broken for years, and public confidence in the sport continues to wane. [read post]
11 Feb 2022, 2:16 pm by
Federal judge restores critical protections for many gray wolves, ending states’ cruel and irresponsible management Fri, 02/11/2022 - 22:16 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Wolves across most of the continental United States must have Endangered Species Act protections restored, a federal judge ruled yesterday, effectively prohibiting trophy hunting of the species across most of the country. [read post]
10 Feb 2022, 12:37 pm by
“For far too long the federal government has made decisions about the fate of gray wolves based on political pressure from special interest groups, failing to heed the very clear science which shows that federal protections are necessary to allow this iconic species to recover and thrive,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
4 Feb 2022, 10:06 am by
Key wildlife priorities advance in the House Fri, 02/04/2022 - 18:06 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block It is the dream of a better world for animals that inspires our work, but it is action that will get us there, and that’s what made Friday’s events on the floor of the U.S. [read post]
27 Jan 2022, 3:49 am by
To save wolves, the US government must act now Thu, 01/27/2022 - 11:49 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We are fighting hard right now for wolves with legal petitions, lawsuits and lobbying pressure designed to protect this most besieged wildlife species. [read post]
20 Jan 2022, 3:18 am by
Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition 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]
11 Jan 2022, 1:47 pm by
Tiger King takeaway: It’s time to end big cat breeding and trafficking Tue, 01/11/2022 - 21:47 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The original “Tiger King” Netflix series was a pandemic phenomenon with a train-wreck fascination for millions of viewers and a whole cast of unsavory characters. [read post]
5 Jan 2022, 7:06 am by Sara Amundson
Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals Sara Amundson Wed, 01/05/2022 - 15:06 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson We begin our work in 2022 encouraged by the knowledge that a handful of significant animal protection laws at the state level have now taken effect across the country. [read post]
30 Dec 2021, 3:07 am by
How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021 Thu, 12/30/2021 - 11:07 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Every year that passes sees hundreds of thousands of wild animals in the U.S. and around the world killed by trophy hunters, whose main motivation is to display whole animals or their body parts for bragging rights. [read post]
29 Dec 2021, 2:50 am by
Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future Wed, 12/29/2021 - 10:50 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The world is moving toward a future dominated by sophisticated methods that use human cells, tissues and organs, 3D printing, robotics, computer models and other technologies to create approaches to testing and research that do not rely on animals. [read post]
15 Dec 2021, 12:13 pm by
Puppy mills slammed with major setbacks in 2021, spelling a brighter future for dogs Wed, 12/15/2021 - 20:13 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block It’s no secret that puppy and kitten mills treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines, bred over and over with little to no regard for their health or well-being. [read post]