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17 May 2022, 11:02 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Sara Amundson, president of Humane Society Legislative Fund: “Only 10 years ago, 166,000 American horses were exported abroad to be slaughter for human consumption. [read post]
13 May 2022, 7:49 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Time is running out for dogs as testing lab refuses to release them kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 05/13/2022 - 14:49 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Weeks after we released the results of our seven-month undercover investigation at Inotiv, an Indiana animal testing laboratory, we continue to press for the release of 82 beagles there as an urgent matter. [read post]
9 May 2022, 9:23 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Tenth annual Horrible Hundred report shows progress, continuing problems with puppy mills kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 05/09/2022 - 16:23 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Duchess is a Havanese with a wardrobe of tiny, colorful dresses. [read post]
6 May 2022, 10:35 am by kblocher@hslf.org
The other Supreme Court case you should be following  kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 05/06/2022 - 17:35 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The norm on factory farms is to lock egg-laying hens, mother pigs and calves used for veal in cages so small they’re virtually immobilized. [read post]
6 May 2022, 7:18 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Pushing the federal law to end cruel slaughter of horses to the finish line kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 05/06/2022 - 14:18 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block It is a long way from the stable, paddock and winner’s circle at Churchill Downs to the dark, dank and bloody slaughterhouses in which tens of thousands of American horses meet their sad and pitiable end each year. [read post]
2 May 2022, 7:47 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Cosmetics animal testing is in the spotlight—now’s the time to end it kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:47 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block One of our most urgent fights at the federal level centers on passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act in Congress. [read post]
26 Apr 2022, 10:26 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Two ‘big tusker’ elephants killed for the thrill by trophy hunters in Botswana kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 04/26/2022 - 17:26 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We learned last week about the outrageous killing of two iconic and rare “big tusker” male savanna elephants in an unpopulated corner of northern Botswana. [read post]
21 Apr 2022, 2:32 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Undercover investigation exposes the horrors of animal testing—and more than 80 dogs who need our help kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
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 kblocher@hslf.org
Decades-long persistence pays off as proposed federal regulations will protect captive birds kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
It’s time to move past the cruel, inhumane practice of testing cosmetics on animals kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
“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 kblocher@hslf.org
Supreme Court takes up pork industry’s attempt to overturn California’s Proposition 12 kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 03/28/2022 - 21:55 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
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]