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12 Jan 2021, 2:47 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Gorillas at zoo in San Diego test positive for coronavirus kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 01/12/2021 - 22:47 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in the first known cases of its transmission to non-human primates. [read post]
11 Jan 2021, 11:48 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House members reintroduce bill to ban cub petting, keeping big cats as pets kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 01/11/2021 - 19:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A bill that would prohibit public contact with big cats like tigers, lions and leopards and ban the possession of these animals as pets was swiftly reintroduced in the U.S. [read post]
8 Jan 2021, 11:20 am by kblocher@hslf.org
In its final days, Trump administration launches lame-duck attack on migratory birds kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 01/08/2021 - 19:20 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Trump administration, in its final days, is attempting to undo crucial, century-old protections for migratory birds as a handout to the construction and oil and gas industries. [read post]
4 Jan 2021, 11:12 am by kblocher@hslf.org
As pandemic continues and spotlight shines on animal-human transmission, House members reintroduce bill to end U.S. trade in wild animals for food and other products kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 01/04/2021 - 19:12 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the urgency around preventing similar disease outbreaks in future by addressing the public health risks posed by live wildlife markets is greater than ever. [read post]
30 Dec 2020, 11:56 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Proposed U.S. rule on critically endangered right whales is too weak to bring real change kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 12/30/2020 - 19:56 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The National Marine Fisheries Service today released a proposed rule intended to reduce the risk of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales getting entangled in heavy ropes used in fishing gear such as that used for catching lobsters and crabs. [read post]
28 Dec 2020, 11:51 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Omnibus signed into law over weekend has major wins on horse racing, slaughter and soring kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
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 kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking news: Congress’s omnibus package includes big wins for animals kblocher@hslf.org 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 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]
3 Dec 2020, 2:10 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
House passes bill to prohibit keeping big cats as pets and for public contact kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 12/03/2020 - 22:10 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
2 Dec 2020, 11:36 am by kblocher@hslf.org
New Department of Transportation rule says airlines cannot ban certain breeds of service dogs kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
We are asking the U.S. for emergency protections kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
U.S. inaction on infected fur farms poses serious public health risk kblocher@hslf.org 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 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]
16 Nov 2020, 12:00 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Court upholds Obama-era protections for Alaska’s brown bears, disallows baiting kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
U.S. will deny visas to wildlife traffickers kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
For the new administration, swift reinstatement of 2016 horse soring rule is the right call kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
Senate appropriations package has both good and bad news for animals kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
A time of hope for animals kblocher@hslf.org 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 kblocher@hslf.org
HSUS, allies headed to court to fight wolf delisting kblocher@hslf.org 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]