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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]
9 Nov 2021, 12:35 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: New lawsuit aims to save leopards from American trophy hunters kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 11/09/2021 - 08:35 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block African leopards are magnificently powerful animals who can take down prey animals ten times their size. [read post]
3 Nov 2021, 4:01 am by kblocher@hslf.org
” “The United States is the world’s number one importer of hunting trophies and should move swiftly to cast off that gruesome distinction,” says Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
3 Nov 2021, 3:30 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Undercover investigation exposes where hunting trophies end up kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 11/03/2021 - 10:30 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block American trophy hunters target hundreds of thousands of animals in the U.S. and abroad every year just to display the gruesome keepsakes of their kills. [read post]
12 Oct 2021, 11:47 am by kblocher@hslf.org
American imports of giraffe trophies and body parts are driving the animals to extinction kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:47 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Giraffes, with their iconic long necks and unmistakable, beautifully patterned coats, are facing extinction. [read post]
11 Oct 2021, 12:49 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
US government agency reportedly killed 8 wolf pups in their den kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 10/11/2021 - 19:49 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In the spring, wolf dens are usually full of young pups being raised by their parents and helper wolves, but when one den in Idaho was discovered vacant earlier this year, biologists worked on uncovering the reason. [read post]
8 Oct 2021, 10:34 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Massive win for migratory birds as much-needed protection gets restored kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 10/08/2021 - 17:34 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block North American bird populations have declined by three billion birds since 1970, which is just one of the reasons why the Migratory Bird Treaty Act has been such an important source of protection for birds for decades. [read post]
4 Oct 2021, 8:04 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Saving Cecil’s descendants from trophy hunting kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 10/04/2021 - 15:04 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In August, reports began to surface that a lion in Zimbabwe, who was beloved by local communities, was likely lured out of Hwange National Park and allegedly killed by an American trophy hunter. [read post]
1 Oct 2021, 12:22 am by kblocher@hslf.org
” “There is simply nothing good to be said for a sporting event that relies on the deliberate torment of horses in the training barns to produce the desired high stepping gait in the show ring,” said Sara Amundson, president of Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
30 Sep 2021, 3:40 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Tonko (center left) receiving the 2020 Humane Legislator of the Year Award, with Kitty Block (left), Sara Amundson (center right) and Tracie Letterman (right). [read post]
29 Sep 2021, 11:25 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Spinner dolphins finally get the much-needed protection they deserve kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 09/29/2021 - 18:25 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Hawaiian spinner dolphins, named for their acrobatic displays like leaping out of the water and spinning in the air, are nocturnal. [read post]
28 Sep 2021, 2:27 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Sara Amundson, president of Humane Society Legislative Fund, said: “Lions continue being slaughtered by trophy hunters while the Fish and Wildlife Service pursues a business-as-usual trophy import permitting process despite evidence that trophy hunting does not aid in conservation efforts. [read post]
28 Sep 2021, 6:05 am by kblocher@hslf.org
It’s National Voter Registration Day: Here’s why your vote matters for animals kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 09/28/2021 - 13:05 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Our mission is to end suffering for all animals, and this so often centers around boosting the public policy work of the humane movement. [read post]
24 Sep 2021, 6:12 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House takes a bite out of live wildlife markets, wildlife trade with amendments to National Defense Authorization Act kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 09/24/2021 - 13:12 By Sara Amundson This nation cannot move fast enough to reduce the pandemic threats associated with live wildlife markets and the trade in live wildlife. [read post]
22 Sep 2021, 12:42 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Wolves in the Northern Rockies move closer to getting protections they desperately need kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 09/22/2021 - 19:42 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Wolves in the Northern Rockies may warrant federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. [read post]
20 Sep 2021, 1:00 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
‘Increasing public health threat’ from disease found in pet store puppies kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:00 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block By selling puppy mill dogs, some pet stores are spreading severe diseases that are dangerous to the public. [read post]
16 Sep 2021, 2:21 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: European Parliament votes to phase out animal testing and research kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:21 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution that calls on the European Commission to draw-up an action plan to phase out animal experiments. [read post]
14 Sep 2021, 2:48 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
But one horse is still too many,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
13 Sep 2021, 8:19 am by kblocher@hslf.org
New law increases availability of service dogs for veterans with PTSD kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:19 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block President Biden recently signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, which increases the number of service dogs available to support veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions. [read post]