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27 Mar 2023, 1:07 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: New anti-doping program is good news for racehorses kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 03/27/2023 - 20:07 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today marks a critical turning point for thoroughbred racehorse safety, and it comes just in time for the upcoming Triple Crown season. [read post]
20 Apr 2021, 11:48 am by kblocher@hslf.org
U.S. finalizes critical habitat protections for endangered humpback whales kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 04/20/2021 - 18:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The United States has finalized a rule to protect key ocean habitats used by endangered humpback whales as they migrate and feed in the waters off the U.S. west coast. [read post]
14 Nov 2022, 3:38 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
As the House votes to stop soring of horses, it’s PAST time kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 11/14/2022 - 23:38 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block On the House floor Monday night, the House of Representatives voted 304 to 111 to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act into law. [read post]
13 Sep 2021, 8:19 am by kblocher@hslf.org
New law increases availability of service dogs for veterans with PTSD kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:19 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block President Biden recently signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, which increases the number of service dogs available to support veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions. [read post]
2 Nov 2020, 5:54 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Kentucky voters say a decisive 'yes' to legislation ending walking horse soring kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 11/02/2020 - 13:54 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block An overwhelming majority of Kentucky voters oppose horse soring—the intentional infliction of pain on the hooves and legs of Tennessee walking horses and related breeds—and want Congress to end it, according to the results of a new poll we are releasing today. [read post]
25 Sep 2020, 2:30 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
“Mike McCaul has been a champion for marine wildlife and cracking down on the live wildlife trade in the 116th Congress,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
27 Apr 2021, 12:24 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Puppy Protection Act would end some of the worst puppy mill cruelties kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 04/27/2021 - 19:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We all know what dogs love: a comfortable napping spot, a romp in the grass, a kind touch and the safety and security of a caring environment. [read post]
27 Mar 2020, 10:37 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) passes with potential benefits for animal protection sector kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:37 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The $2 trillion emergency stimulus bill that cleared Congress today carries important prospective benefits for the animal care and services sector. [read post]
16 Nov 2020, 12:00 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Court upholds Obama-era protections for Alaska’s brown bears, disallows baiting kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 11/16/2020 - 20:00 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A federal court has ruled that brown bears in Alaska’s Kenai National Wildlife Refuge should continue to be protected from the cruel and biologically unsound hunting practice of baiting—luring these animals with piles of rotting foods like donuts and pastries and then killing them. [read post]
18 Jun 2021, 2:14 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
“In our view this rule was one of the most important rules to establish better living conditions for farm animals to ever come out of a federal agency, and we’re so pleased that the Biden administration is rectifying the Trump administration’s catastrophic error when they withdrew the rule,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
25 Feb 2021, 8:40 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Beauty industry trade group wins Spira Award for championing end to new cosmetics animal testing kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:40 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block As we worked toward the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act in the last Congress, one of our most important partners was the Personal Care Products Council, the leading industry trade organization that represents more than 90% of the U.S. beauty industry, including our Be Cruelty-Free… [read post]
14 Feb 2023, 11:46 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
We’re prepared to sue to get hippos the protections they need kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 02/15/2023 - 07:46 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, on World Hippo Day, we and our partners sent notice of our intent to sue the U.S. [read post]
13 Nov 2020, 10:25 am by kblocher@hslf.org
U.S. will deny visas to wildlife traffickers kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 11/13/2020 - 18:25 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The United States is one of the world’s largest destinations for illegal wildlife products. [read post]
11 Feb 2022, 2:16 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Federal judge restores critical protections for many gray wolves, ending states’ cruel and irresponsible management kblocher@hslf.org 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]
29 Sep 2021, 11:25 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Spinner dolphins finally get the much-needed protection they deserve kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 09/29/2021 - 18:25 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Hawaiian spinner dolphins, named for their acrobatic displays like leaping out of the water and spinning in the air, are nocturnal. [read post]
28 Oct 2020, 6:45 am by kblocher@hslf.org
We are suing to stop that kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 10/28/2020 - 13:45 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The number of leopards in sub-Saharan Africa has plummeted by 30% in just the last 20 years, putting the future of these unique animals in jeopardy. [read post]
28 Apr 2021, 12:02 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
NRA chief’s agonizing elephant hunt shows what’s wrong with trophy hunting kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 04/28/2021 - 19:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The New Yorker broke a story yesterday about the head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, attempting to kill an endangered elephant in Botswana. [read post]
4 Feb 2022, 10:06 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Key wildlife priorities advance in the House kblocher@hslf.org 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]
29 Sep 2020, 3:42 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
House kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 09/29/2020 - 22:42 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
20 Apr 2021, 11:48 am by kblocher@hslf.org
U.S. finalizes critical habitat protections for endangered humpback whales kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 04/20/2021 - 18:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The United States has finalized a rule to protect key ocean habitats used by endangered humpback whales as they migrate and feed in the waters off the U.S. west coast. [read post]