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23 Jun 2022, 10:02 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Major developments in pivotal Supreme Court case for animals kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 06/23/2022 - 17:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A lawsuit currently being considered by the United States Supreme Court will have enormous consequences for millions of animals across the country—and we have news about major developments, some of it positive and some disappointing. [read post]
21 Apr 2021, 12:02 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Bill to ban dangerous wild animals as pets advances in Nevada kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 04/21/2021 - 19:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Nevada, one of the last remaining states without a ban on the ownership of exotic wild animals as pets, is now moving to pass a law to do exactly that. [read post]
20 May 2020, 11:31 am by kblocher@hslf.org
“Ted Deutch has already championed the successful passage of a consequential animal protection law to crack down on animal cruelty in the 116th Congress,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
3 Nov 2020, 11:58 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Man charged in leopard mauling incident is a notorious backyard breeder of primates kblocher@hslf.org 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]
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]
3 Apr 2020, 1:39 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking news: Fauci calls for closing down wildlife markets around the globe kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 04/03/2020 - 20:39 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The nation’s most authoritative voice on infectious diseases today sounded a stern warning about the dangers of the wildlife trade and its relationship to pandemic diseases like COVID-19. [read post]
5 Dec 2023, 10:06 am by kblocher@hslf.org
UN recognizes children’s right to be free from exposure to violence against animals kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 12/05/2023 - 18:06 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child has formally recognized the damage that witnessing violence, including violence to animals, can cause to children. [read post]
11 May 2021, 7:36 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Documents reveal USDA skipping inspections at animal laboratories kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 05/11/2021 - 14:36 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [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]
18 Mar 2020, 6:04 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Congress should act fast to protect animals in puppy mills, roadside zoos and research labs during coronavirus crisis kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 03/19/2020 - 01:04 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, we are asking Congress to act quickly on an important bill that would ensure that millions of animals held in research laboratories and enterprises like puppy mills and roadside zoos across the country are not forgotten. [read post]
30 Jun 2023, 12:46 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
American Kennel Club opposed 450+ bills designed to help dogs kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 06/30/2023 - 19:46 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block New research conducted by our Stop Puppy Mills campaign reveals that the American Kennel Club, a purebred dog registry organization that used to call itself “the dog’s champion,” has opposed more than 450 bills that aimed to help pups since 2008. [read post]
19 May 2021, 8:58 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Here’s why. kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 05/19/2021 - 15:58 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last Saturday, Americans tuned in to watch the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown. [read post]
15 Mar 2021, 5:17 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
New report: U.S. spends millions of taxpayer dollars to fund experiments on dogs kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 03/16/2021 - 00:17 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. government is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to fund experiments on dogs, a new report we are releasing today shows. [read post]
31 May 2022, 1:01 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Testing lab remains silent, but voices demanding beagles’ release grow louder kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 05/31/2022 - 20:01 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the 82 beagles languishing at Inotiv’s Mount Vernon, Indiana, laboratory that was the site of our recent undercover investigation. [read post]
22 Sep 2022, 12:53 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Congress co-leading a bill to crack down on violators of the Animal Welfare Act, " said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
20 Sep 2022, 1:16 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 09/20/2022 - 20:16 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson At a time when bipartisanship can be unpredictable in politics, it’s particularly gratifying to recognize four lawmakers who have joined together to advance one of the most urgent animal protection measures in the Congress, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. [read post]
31 Aug 2023, 1:23 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Mistreated exotic animals highlight the need for ‘Better CARE’ law kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 08/31/2023 - 20:23 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The mistreatment of animals is a matter of injustice, and so it’s only fitting that the U.S. [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]
9 Dec 2021, 9:30 am by kblocher@hslf.org
It’s time for the US to end cosmetics testing on animals kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 12/09/2021 - 17:30 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There is simply no reason to force guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and rats to undergo painful new chemical tests for cosmetic products like shampoo and mascara when better science allows for non-animal testing methods that are more relevant to human safety. [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]