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5 Aug 2020, 12:44 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Virtually the best conference ever: registration open for Taking Action for Animals Online 2020 kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:44 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The fundamental purpose of our marquee advocacy training event, Taking Action for Animals Online, occurring on September 19 and 20, is to support greater political and social engagement by those who care about animals. [read post]
4 Aug 2020, 3:22 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Attorney for USVI speaks out on animal fighting as HSUS plans trainings on Guam and in USVI kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 08/04/2020 - 22:22 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We were pleased with today’s news that U.S. [read post]
31 Jul 2020, 9:28 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House passes second funding package with welcome news for chimpanzees, right whales and farm animals kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:28 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
29 Jul 2020, 12:28 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Industry support for Humane Cosmetics Act grows, with 900 companies supporting an end to animal testing kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 07/29/2020 - 19:28 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Momentum for passing a federal law against animal testing for cosmetics continues to grow, with some of the strongest support coming from the industry that makes and markets these products. [read post]
28 Jul 2020, 1:31 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
"In an abrogation of duty unimaginable to Americans seeing a surge in coronavirus cases, USDA increased slaughterhouse line speeds, putting workers, consumers and animals at even greater risk in a shameless sop to industrial agriculture," said Sara Amundson, president of Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
28 Jul 2020, 9:04 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Bills introduced in Congress to stop faster speeds at slaughterhouses kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 07/28/2020 - 16:04 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Slaughterhouses have emerged as hotspots for the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, with more than 37,000 cases tied to meatpacking plants and more than 160 workers dead. [read post]
24 Jul 2020, 10:59 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House approves key animal reforms, including combating wildlife trafficking, preventing cruel hunting practices and enforcing animal cruelty laws kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 07/24/2020 - 17:59 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
20 Jul 2020, 2:52 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Indiana woman who shared videos of herself torturing, killing cats and dogs charged under federal PACT Act kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 07/20/2020 - 21:52 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block An Indiana woman, who shared images and videos on social media that showed her torturing and graphically killing cats and dogs by hanging and skinning them, has been charged under the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, a groundbreaking federal law we helped pass last year. [read post]
16 Jul 2020, 12:12 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
HSUS/HSLF video lays bare the terrible practice of soring, as industry prepares for annual walking horse ‘Celebration’ kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 07/16/2020 - 19:12 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Trainers who paint horses’ legs with harsh acids and chemicals that burn through the skin, causing unspeakable pain to the animals, then add heavy shoes and tie chains on top of those wounds to intensify their suffering. [read post]
16 Jul 2020, 12:12 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
HSUS/HSLF video lays bare the terrible practice of soring, as industry prepares for annual walking horse ‘Celebration’ kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 07/16/2020 - 19:12 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Trainers who paint horses’ legs with harsh acids and chemicals that burn through the skin, causing unspeakable pain to the animals, then add heavy shoes and tie chains on top of those wounds to intensify their suffering. [read post]
13 Jul 2020, 11:42 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: HSUS/HSLF report identifies key U.S. policy changes needed to avoid another pandemic kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:42 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Recently, the United Nations identified some of the top drivers of zoonotic diseases, like COVID-19, that spread from animals to humans. [read post]
13 Jul 2020, 11:42 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: HSUS/HSLF report identifies key U.S. policy changes needed to avoid another pandemic kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:42 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Recently, the United Nations identified some of the top drivers of zoonotic diseases, like COVID-19, that spread from animals to humans. [read post]
10 Jul 2020, 10:20 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Right whales are now 'critically endangered' — just a step away from extinction kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 07/10/2020 - 17:20 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In late June, the body of a dead North Atlantic right whale calf was found floating off the coast of New Jersey—a victim of two boat strikes, according to a preliminary analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [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]
9 Jul 2020, 12:03 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
New federal bill seeks to stop high-speed animal slaughter and meat processing during COVID-19 kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 07/09/2020 - 19:03 New federal bill seeks to stop high-speed animal slaughter and meat processing during COVID-19 The Safe Line Speeds in COVID-19 Act would slow down line speeds to protect workers, animals, consumers WASHINGTON (July 9, 2020)—A coalition of animal welfare, consumer safety and worker rights organizations commend U.S. [read post]
8 Jul 2020, 12:19 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Federal appeals court agrees Yellowstone grizzly bears should remain protected from trophy hunters kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 07/08/2020 - 19:19 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A federal appeals court has agreed that Yellowstone grizzly bears should continue to receive protection under the U.S. [read post]
7 Jul 2020, 7:52 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House subcommittees boost funds for key animal protection measures on wildlife trafficking, slaughterhouse kill speeds and horse soring and slaughter kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 07/07/2020 - 14:52 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Congress has begun its annual process of funding federal departments, agencies and programs, and last night two House subcommittees voted to include several crucial provisions benefiting animals in their FY2021 appropriations bills. [read post]
1 Jul 2020, 3:10 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking news: Nation's top science panel recommends VA should stop most research on dogs kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:10 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Three years ago, Americans were stunned to learn that puppies and adult dogs were being subjected to gruesome surgeries, induced heart attacks and other invasive procedures, and then being euthanized, as part of taxpayer-funded medical experiments being carried out at the McGuire Medical Center in… [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]
29 Jun 2020, 9:32 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Putting an end to lion trophy hunting in memory of Cecil kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 06/29/2020 - 16:32 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The killing of Cecil the lion five years ago this week by an American trophy hunter in Zimbabwe triggered worldwide outrage. [read post]