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19 Jul 2018, 3:56 pm by Humane Society Legislative Fund
Today's blog post is authored by Sara Amundson, President of the Humane Society Legislative Fund and Kitty Block, acting President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States During the past year and a half, the Trump administration... [read post]
29 Jun 2018, 2:04 pm by Humane Society Legislative Fund
Today's blog is guest authored by the Humane Society Legislative Fund's new president, Sara Amundson. [read post]
25 Nov 2019, 2:54 pm by Sara Amundson
At the White House for the bill signing, from left, Anna Marie Malloy, Kitty Block, Sara Amundson, and Tracie Letterman. [read post]
30 Jan 2019, 10:24 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The last horse slaughter plants in the United States closed years ago, and Congress has consistently voted to prohibit funding for horse slaughter inspections within U.S borders. [read post]
29 Oct 2019, 3:28 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A federal court has rejected an attempt to stop Congress from closing a loophole that allowed cockfighters to continue operating in U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam, despite the fact that cockfighting is a felony in all U.S. states. [read post]
31 Oct 2019, 8:34 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block America’s wild horses and burros have long been engulfed in a political quagmire, and their place on our western rangelands has been hotly contested for more than half a century. [read post]
15 Mar 2019, 8:23 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major victory for our campaign to protect wild horses and burros, the United States this week reinstated important safeguards that will prevent unscrupulous kill buyers from purchasing large numbers of these iconic American animals and funneling them to slaughter abroad. [read post]
24 Oct 2019, 11:49 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a stunning about-face on its own promise, the National Institutes of Health today announced it will not send 44 chimpanzees, now held by the Alamogordo primate laboratory in New Mexico, to sanctuary. [read post]
10 Sep 2019, 3:54 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In two historic votes for animals, California lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban fur sales and to stop the trophy hunting of bobcats, who are often targeted for their distinctive look and coloration. [read post]
14 Mar 2019, 12:45 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In recent years, major professional sports have taken crucial steps to rid themselves of illegal doping in order to create a more level playing field and to protect athletes from the adverse effects of performance-enhancing drugs. [read post]
5 Nov 2019, 3:12 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A long-awaited law that would make some of the most brutal acts of animal cruelty federal felonies is just one signature away from becoming reality. [read post]
10 Sep 2019, 9:11 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a landmark announcement, the U.S. [read post]
25 Sep 2019, 2:19 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, 17 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and New York City filed a lawsuit to block the Trump administration from making harmful changes to how the Endangered Species Act, the bedrock law that protects endangered and threatened animal species and their habitats, is implemented by the federal government. [read post]
19 Dec 2019, 12:22 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Tomorrow, a hard-won federal law goes into effect to close a loophole that allowed cockfighters to continue operating in U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. [read post]
29 Apr 2019, 3:12 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In recent years, understanding our firm and absolute opposition to horse slaughter in the United States and to the cruelty and inefficiency of the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse and burro work, frustrated members of Congress have been pressing the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund to advance a solution-focused proposal. [read post]
29 Apr 2019, 3:12 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In recent years, understanding our firm and absolute opposition to horse slaughter in the United States and to the cruelty and inefficiency of the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse and burro work, frustrated members of Congress have been pressing the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund to advance a solution-focused proposal. [read post]