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28 Dec 2020, 11:51 am by
Omnibus signed into law over weekend has major wins on horse racing, slaughter and soring Mon, 12/28/2020 - 19:51 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With the signing of the omnibus bill this past weekend, U.S. federal law now includes critical protections for horses we have fought hard for over many years. [read post]
27 Dec 2020, 12:12 pm by
Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund jointly stated: “This is a blue-ribbon moment in the history of American horseracing, and this measure is a reminder that goodwill is indispensable in our politics. [read post]
21 Dec 2020, 3:07 pm by
Breaking news: Congress’s omnibus package includes big wins for animals Mon, 12/21/2020 - 23:07 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The appropriations bill and accompanying coronavirus relief/stimulus package for fiscal year 2021 now advancing through Congress will bring critical and much-needed support to millions of Americans. [read post]
14 Dec 2020, 12:54 pm by
Mink living in the wild near Utah fur farm tests positive for coronavirus, increasing urgency to end fur farming 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]
3 Dec 2020, 2:10 pm by
House passes bill to prohibit keeping big cats as pets and for public contact Thu, 12/03/2020 - 22:10 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
2 Dec 2020, 11:36 am by
New Department of Transportation rule says airlines cannot ban certain breeds of service dogs Wed, 12/02/2020 - 19:36 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Department of Transportation has just finalized a rule that prohibits airlines from banning pit-bull-type dogs and certain other breeds from serving as service animals on flights. [read post]
1 Dec 2020, 5:06 pm by
We are asking the U.S. for emergency protections Wed, 12/02/2020 - 01:06 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With fewer than 360 North Atlantic right whales surviving on earth today, the clock is ticking for these marine mammals. [read post]
23 Nov 2020, 8:22 am by
U.S. inaction on infected fur farms poses serious public health risk Mon, 11/23/2020 - 16:22 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In the midst of a booming coronavirus surge across the United States, a related crisis is brewing on the nation’s mink fur farms where outbreaks have failed to be treated with the same level of concern and seriousness we have seen from other countries. [read post]
16 Nov 2020, 5:47 pm by
HSUS undercover investigation shows dogs in dismal conditions at puppy mills while USDA turns a blind eye 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]
16 Nov 2020, 12:00 pm by
Court upholds Obama-era protections for Alaska’s brown bears, disallows baiting Mon, 11/16/2020 - 20:00 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A federal court has ruled that brown bears in Alaska’s Kenai National Wildlife Refuge should continue to be protected from the cruel and biologically unsound hunting practice of baiting—luring these animals with piles of rotting foods like donuts and pastries and then killing them. [read post]
13 Nov 2020, 10:25 am by
U.S. will deny visas to wildlife traffickers Fri, 11/13/2020 - 18:25 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The United States is one of the world’s largest destinations for illegal wildlife products. [read post]
12 Nov 2020, 11:39 am by
For the new administration, swift reinstatement of 2016 horse soring rule is the right call Thu, 11/12/2020 - 19:39 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The reinstatement of the 2016 federal rule to address the abhorrent and widely scorned practice of horse soring in the Tennessee walking horse industry should be an easy decision for the incoming administration. [read post]
10 Nov 2020, 4:52 pm by
Senate appropriations package has both good and bad news for animals Wed, 11/11/2020 - 00:52 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released a package of 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2021, and it is a mixed bag for animals. [read post]
9 Nov 2020, 2:22 pm by
A time of hope for animals Mon, 11/09/2020 - 22:22 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris head to the White House, they bring with them a proven track record of protecting animals. [read post]
6 Nov 2020, 10:24 am by
HSUS, allies headed to court to fight wolf delisting Fri, 11/06/2020 - 18:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block When the United States stripped federal protections for wolves last week, giving state managers in the lower 48 states the ability to greenlight trophy hunting and trapping seasons on these animals, we promised to fight this draconian move with every tool at our disposal. [read post]
3 Nov 2020, 11:58 am by
Man charged in leopard mauling incident is a notorious backyard breeder of primates Tue, 11/03/2020 - 19:58 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A backyard breeder of primates who has been on our radar for years was in the news this week for an incident that defies all common sense. [read post]
2 Nov 2020, 5:54 am by
Kentucky voters say a decisive 'yes' to legislation ending walking horse soring Mon, 11/02/2020 - 13:54 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block An overwhelming majority of Kentucky voters oppose horse soring—the intentional infliction of pain on the hooves and legs of Tennessee walking horses and related breeds—and want Congress to end it, according to the results of a new poll we are releasing today. [read post]
29 Oct 2020, 10:40 am by
Breaking news: The U.S. just delisted gray wolves so trophy hunters can kill them Thu, 10/29/2020 - 17:40 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a heinous move that defies both science and common sense, the United States has prematurely lifted federal protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states, giving them carte blanche to open trophy hunting seasons on these beloved native carnivores. [read post]
28 Oct 2020, 6:45 am by
We are suing to stop that Wed, 10/28/2020 - 13:45 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The number of leopards in sub-Saharan Africa has plummeted by 30% in just the last 20 years, putting the future of these unique animals in jeopardy. [read post]
26 Oct 2020, 12:50 pm by
Congress moves to strengthen fight against wildlife trafficking, trade in wild animals for food 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]