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14 Dec 2020, 12:54 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Mink living in the wild near Utah fur farm tests positive for coronavirus, increasing urgency to end fur farming kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 12/14/2020 - 20:54 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A mink living in the wild near an infected Utah fur farm has tested positive for the coronavirus, providing yet another pressing reason why the United States needs to end all mink fur farming without further delay. [read post]
23 Apr 2021, 1:04 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Idaho lawmakers on verge of sanctioning a carnage of 90% of the state's wolves kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 04/23/2021 - 20:04 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A bill that would allow trophy hunters, trappers and private contractors hired at taxpayer expense to kill up to 90% of the state’s wolves is flying through the Idaho legislature, and we need to stop it in its tracks. [read post]
18 Nov 2021, 10:16 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Infrastructure package includes historic wins for wild animals and biodiversity kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 11/18/2021 - 18:16 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There are few among us who have not been saddened by the demoralizing sight of animals along our roads who have died in vehicle collisions. [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]
24 Apr 2020, 2:37 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Members of Congress say more constituents support bill to outlaw public contact with big cats in wake of 'Tiger King' kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 04/24/2020 - 21:37 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A Netflix series on Joe Exotic, who made a living exploiting tigers he held in captivity at his roadside zoo, is helping to mobilize public support in favor of federal legislation that would end such exploitation. [read post]
1 Jul 2020, 11:21 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House passes major infrastructure package with key provisions for wildlife corridors, horse transport kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:21 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
23 Oct 2020, 1:10 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
The protection of wildlife is not about killing; it’s about cooperation that stops the killing kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 10/23/2020 - 20:10 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Our agenda for the protection of wildlife is an ambitious one, focusing on the most serious threats to threatened and endangered animals in the United States and around the world. [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]
9 Jul 2020, 2:46 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Spending bills move up in Congress, with provisions for gray wolves, non-animal testing methods and ending wildlife markets kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 07/09/2020 - 21:46 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Provisions for funding programs to protect wild horses and burros, gray wolves, animals used in research and testing, as well as elephants and lions, who are commonly the target of American trophy hunters, were among several animal welfare measures approved this week by… [read post]
4 Jun 2021, 12:20 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: Biden administration takes steps to strengthen the Endangered Species Act kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 06/04/2021 - 19:20 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the Biden administration announced it will take the needed ax to some of the Trump-era regulations that undermined the Endangered Species Act, and made a promise to revise others. [read post]
25 Jul 2022, 6:38 am by kblocher@hslf.org
How to make Shark Week good for sharks kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 07/25/2022 - 13:38 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Sharks have been around for 450 million years, outliving the dinosaurs and surviving mass extinctions. [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]
26 Oct 2020, 12:50 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Congress moves to strengthen fight against wildlife trafficking, trade in wild animals for food kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 10/26/2020 - 19:50 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The trade in live wild animals and their body parts threatens the survival of so many wildlife species, and it poses serious global security and public health risks. [read post]
16 Nov 2020, 5:47 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
HSUS undercover investigation shows dogs in dismal conditions at puppy mills while USDA turns a blind eye kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 11/17/2020 - 01:47 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block An HSUS undercover investigator has recorded video footage of animals living in dismal conditions at puppy mills in the Midwest that have never or only rarely been cited for neglecting the animals in their care by the U.S. [read post]
26 Mar 2021, 12:18 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
African elephants are just a step or two away from extinction, new report warns kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 03/26/2021 - 19:18 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Scientists and conservationists have long warned about drastic drops in African elephant populations because of habitat loss, conflicts with humans and poaching for ivory. [read post]
12 Apr 2021, 9:48 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Slow pace of state and federal inspections during pandemic makes things worse for dogs in puppy mills kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block State and federal inspections of puppy mills have been scaled back or, in some cases, have ground to a halt during the pandemic. [read post]
26 Mar 2020, 3:24 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
To prevent another pandemic, global leaders should crack down on wildlife trade kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block At the G20 coronavirus meeting today, global leaders, including President Trump, brainstormed on ways to control the coronavirus pandemic that is now ravaging dozens of nations, leaving a vast trail of human casualties in its wake. [read post]
25 Jun 2020, 9:58 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Key Congressional committee holds hearing on bill that restricts keeping primates as pets kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 06/25/2020 - 16:58 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In Arizona, a woman’s marmoset monkey attacked her newborn grandchild, scratching and biting the baby’s face and splitting open one nostril. [read post]
17 Aug 2023, 1:19 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: New regulations could finally protect horses from ‘soring’ cruelty kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 08/17/2023 - 20:19 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There’s new hope for ending the painful practice of horse soring: a long-awaited new administrative rule from the U.S. [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]