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24 Mar 2022, 12:33 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Our undercover investigation reveals why hippos desperately need federal protections under the Endangered Species Act kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
Animal-friendly appropriations in Congress bring good news for all kinds of animals  kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
Kentucky Derby winner’s disqualification highlights ongoing need for horse racing reform kblocher@hslf.org 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 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]
10 Feb 2022, 12:37 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
“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 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]
27 Jan 2022, 3:49 am by kblocher@hslf.org
To save wolves, the US government must act now kblocher@hslf.org 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 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]
11 Jan 2022, 1:47 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Tiger King takeaway: It’s time to end big cat breeding and trafficking kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021 kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
Puppy mills slammed with major setbacks in 2021, spelling a brighter future for dogs kblocher@hslf.org 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]
9 Dec 2021, 9:30 am by kblocher@hslf.org
It’s time for the US to end cosmetics testing on animals kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 12/09/2021 - 17:30 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There is simply no reason to force guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and rats to undergo painful new chemical tests for cosmetic products like shampoo and mascara when better science allows for non-animal testing methods that are more relevant to human safety. [read post]
3 Dec 2021, 7:50 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Animals will finally get the disaster preparedness plans they deserve kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:50 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Disasters and other emergencies can upend everyone’s lives—human and animal. [read post]
22 Nov 2021, 11:43 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Here’s what you can do. kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 11/22/2021 - 19:43 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Right now in Washington, DC, a single urgent plot line threads together the fate of many animals: wild species threatened by trophy hunting or the commercial wildlife trade, the North Atlantic right whale, the nation’s wild horses, the former research chimpanzees waiting for sanctuary, the pets of domestic violence survivors in need of safe shelter and the… [read post]
18 Nov 2021, 10:16 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Infrastructure package includes historic wins for wild animals and biodiversity kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 11/18/2021 - 18:16 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There are few among us who have not been saddened by the demoralizing sight of animals along our roads who have died in vehicle collisions. [read post]
12 Nov 2021, 8:10 am by kblocher@hslf.org
PuppyFind agrees to pay families who received sick puppies to settle lawsuit kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 11/12/2021 - 16:10 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block When Jaqueline Villegas met her family’s new puppy at Denver International Airport, she knew right away the puppy was not the healthy Shar-Pei she had seen on PuppyFind.com, a huge online marketplace for puppies with over 50,000 puppies listed for sale. [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]