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25 Jan 2023, 4:34 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 01/26/2023 - 00:34 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Despite ecological devastation, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and all the other threats that undermine the ability of wild animals to survive in their natural habitats, Europe’s largest hunting fair opened this week in Dortmund, Germany. [read post]
18 Jan 2023, 6:28 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
You can help pass state laws to create a more humane world for animals kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 01/19/2023 - 02:28 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block State legislatures are again in session, and we’re busy in our push for the passage of animal protection laws across the country. [read post]
12 Jan 2023, 7:41 am
Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, issued a statement calling the new rule 'a victory for Alaska’s iconic wildlife species. [read post]
11 Jan 2023, 1:39 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Judge rules that NIH’s refusal to move chimps from a New Mexico laboratory to Chimp Haven sanctuary violates federal law kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 01/11/2023 - 21:39 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There is renewed hope for thirty chimpanzees languishing in a New Mexico laboratory as part of our long-standing fight to give chimpanzees who were subjected to experiments a chance at sanctuary life. [read post]
6 Jan 2023, 12:35 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
New Animal Welfare Act regulations would improve the lives of so many animals in need kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 01/06/2023 - 20:35 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson In the years since its passage more than half a century ago, the Animal Welfare Act has become an extremely important and multi-faceted animal protection law. [read post]
6 Jan 2023, 9:37 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:37 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A new National Park Service proposed rule marks a substantial step forward for some of our nation’s most iconic wildlife species, including brown and black bears and wolves. [read post]
29 Dec 2022, 3:13 am by kblocher@hslf.org
In 2022, we kept working to create a kinder world for farmed animals kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 12/29/2022 - 11:13 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We were nervous and excited as we gathered outside the Supreme Court of the United States on the morning of a day we won't ever forget, Oct. 11, 2022. [read post]
28 Dec 2022, 11:42 am by kblocher@hslf.org
New York state bans cosmetics animal testing, capping off a year of wins for animals in labs kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 12/28/2022 - 19:42 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With Gov. [read post]
22 Dec 2022, 2:52 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Big Cat Public Safety Act becomes law, capping off year of wins for wild animals kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 12/22/2022 - 10:52 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The exploitation and abuse of big cats as props for paid public interactions at roadside attractions will soon be a thing of the past. [read post]
20 Dec 2022, 4:02 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
2022 was a winning year in our fight to stop puppy mills kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 12/21/2022 - 00:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block If you’ve been following our advocacy for dogs and cats in puppy and kitten mills, you already know that these mega-breeding facilities treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines with little to no regard for their health or well-being. [read post]
20 Dec 2022, 1:52 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
2023 federal spending package reflects solid commitment to animal welfare kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 12/20/2022 - 21:52 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We’ve had remarkable success in our end-of-session push for critical legislation in the U.S. [read post]
15 Dec 2022, 11:18 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: Major wins for sharks and other wild animals in key legislative package kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 12/15/2022 - 19:18 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There have been some massive wins for animals recently in the U.S., as the Congress acts to pass some protections we’ve been championing for years. [read post]
14 Dec 2022, 6:03 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
This court agrees that NIH cannot simply disregard federal law and we heartily concur," said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, "While NIH has continued to allow these chimps to languish in laboratory warehouses, HSLF has been working closely with congressional champions who have prioritized ensuring these chimps go home to Chimp Haven. [read post]
6 Dec 2022, 1:56 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Senate passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:56 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major advance in our long fight against the abuse of captive big cats, the U.S. [read post]
6 Dec 2022, 12:56 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, said: “Passage of the Big Cat Public Safety Act addresses a reckless cruelty that has festered for years. [read post]
18 Nov 2022, 8:41 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Endangered Species Act proposal would be a win for elephants kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 11/18/2022 - 16:41 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There’s a golden opportunity to help protect African elephants now that the U.S. [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]
14 Nov 2022, 3:08 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
. It'd be like forcing an Olympian to wear broken glass in her shoes so the pain will make her leap higher over the hurdles,” said Sara Amundson, president of Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
26 Oct 2022, 12:03 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: Court rules HSUS lawsuit against pork producer Smithfield can proceed kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 10/26/2022 - 19:03 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block This week, a court rejected an attempt by Smithfield Foods to dismiss the Humane Society of the United States’ lawsuit against the company for misrepresenting to customers how it treats mother pigs in its pork supply chain. [read post]
20 Oct 2022, 2:45 am by kblocher@hslf.org
“Electing humane candidates to office is key to enacting good public policy for animals,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]