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12 Feb 2024, 12:25 pm by
Proposed monkey warehouse in Georgia would be a step backward for animals and science Mon, 02/12/2024 - 20:25 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A company called “Safer Human Medicine” is proposing to build a monkey breeding warehouse in the small town of Bainbridge, Georgia. [read post]
5 Feb 2024, 8:51 am by
The wild animals who suffer because of animal agriculture Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:51 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Humane Society of the United States' blog recently covered the benefits of reducing the consumption of animal products both for farmed animals and for the climate. [read post]
2 Feb 2024, 11:34 am by
Breaking: US Fish and Wildlife Service fails to protect wolves from state-sanctioned slaughter Fri, 02/02/2024 - 19:34 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Update 2/7/24: We and our co-petitioners notified the U.S. [read post]
1 Feb 2024, 12:56 pm by
Fish and Wildlife proposes to protect native carnivores on national wildlife refuges Thu, 02/01/2024 - 20:56 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the U.S. [read post]
11 Jan 2024, 1:24 pm by
Undercover video of Sloth Encounters shows need for Better CARE for Animals Act Thu, 01/11/2024 - 21:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Our goal in supporting passage of the Better Collaboration, Accountability, and Regulatory Enforcement (CARE) for Animals Act is to strengthen multi-agency collaboration in enforcement of the federal Animal Welfare Act. [read post]
7 Jan 2024, 4:58 pm by
Good news to start 2024: These laws are now in place to help animals Mon, 01/08/2024 - 00:58 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Inscribing the humane treatment of animals into our laws takes years, and so we are heartened by some key measures at the state level taking effect in 2024, which are the result of so much rallying and advocacy, and which will contribute to shaping the humane world we envision. [read post]
28 Dec 2023, 10:11 am by
As a New Year dawns, so does a new era in the treatment of animals raised for food Thu, 12/28/2023 - 18:11 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block As the New Year dawns, we rightly celebrate the dozens of humane laws taking effect in 2024, signs of a better day for animals everywhere. [read post]
28 Dec 2023, 9:54 am by
“Voters from California to Florida are exercising their rights at the ballot box by voting for animal welfare laws, and the federal government should not interfere with their right to do so,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
21 Dec 2023, 11:23 am by
2023’s wins for animals in labs signals a future without animal testing Thu, 12/21/2023 - 19:23 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Artificial intelligence, organ-on-chip technology and 3D bioprinting: These advancements promise to dramatically reshape our world, and they’ll play a part in making animal experiments obsolete. [read post]
20 Dec 2023, 8:23 am by
2023: A winning year for dogs, cats and other companion animals Wed, 12/20/2023 - 23:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Many people experience their first connections with animals through relationships with dogs, cats or horses. [read post]
19 Dec 2023, 8:49 am by
This year, we won some big animal protection battles in the nation’s capital Tue, 12/19/2023 - 16:49 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The fight for public policy gains for animals at the federal level is not for the faint of heart nor the weak of spirit. [read post]
14 Dec 2023, 11:06 am by
We are one year closer to a fur-free future, thanks to progress in 2023 Thu, 12/14/2023 - 19:06 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block It is the height of absurdity that, in 2023, animals continue to be born to be killed and skinned for a coat trim or a pom-pom on a hat. [read post]
12 Dec 2023, 10:53 am by
2023: A truly historic year in our work for farm animals Tue, 12/12/2023 - 18:53 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block May 11, 2023, stands out as historic for animal protection: On that day, the U.S. [read post]
5 Dec 2023, 10:06 am by
UN recognizes children’s right to be free from exposure to violence against animals Tue, 12/05/2023 - 18:06 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child has formally recognized the damage that witnessing violence, including violence to animals, can cause to children. [read post]
4 Dec 2023, 9:36 am by
Tell the FDA: No new animal tests for sunscreen ingredients Mon, 12/04/2023 - 17:36 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
29 Nov 2023, 4:25 pm by
In 2023, we fought for wild animals all over the world Thu, 11/30/2023 - 00:25 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Wild animals face a chilling multitude of threats. [read post]
28 Nov 2023, 7:50 pm by
This deadly horse racing season signals urgent need for zero-tolerance anti-doping and track safety policies Wed, 11/29/2023 - 03:50 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block 2023 could have been a watershed year for the welfare of racehorses in the U.S. with the historic implementation of national racetrack safety and anti-doping programs. [read post]
9 Nov 2023, 7:46 am by
“When you look at a mother pig living in a gestation crate, you’re looking at a relic—an inhumane housing system which forces the pig to live in an area barely bigger than the animals’ body and unable to turn around,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
7 Nov 2023, 11:15 pm by
House funding bill Wed, 11/08/2023 - 07:15 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Just a few weeks short of the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act’s passage, opponents in the U.S. [read post]
25 Oct 2023, 12:23 pm by
USDA finalizes organic farming rule, clarifying gestation crate ban for animal welfare and public health Wed, 10/25/2023 - 19:23 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a historic move, the U.S. [read post]