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29 Apr 2019, 3:12 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In recent years, understanding our firm and absolute opposition to horse slaughter in the United States and to the cruelty and inefficiency of the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse and burro work, frustrated members of Congress have been pressing the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund to advance a solution-focused proposal. [read post]
7 Feb 2019, 1:09 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Weather-related disasters such as floods and wildfires are occurring more frequently and with increasing intensity across the United States. [read post]
26 Aug 2019, 6:54 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Right whales are critically endangered, with no more than 400 individuals surviving along the U.S. and Canadian coast. [read post]
13 Sep 2019, 2:21 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The saga of 2018 Triple Crown champion Justify, recently chronicled in a New York Times article, provides one of the most compelling arguments yet for reform in the horseracing industry and in particular for ending the massive leeway the industry now enjoys in policing itself in regard to the doping of animals. [read post]
5 Sep 2019, 11:21 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block An American trophy hunter who killed a black rhino in Namibia will receive the Trump administration’s consent to bring his spoils home. [read post]
19 Jul 2018, 3:56 pm by Michael Markarian
Today's blog post is authored by Sara Amundson, President of the Humane Society Legislative Fund and Kitty Block, acting President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States During the past year and a half, the Trump administration and the 115th Congress have launched over a hundred attacks on the Endangered Species Act, the bedrock law that protects endangered and threatened animal species and their habitats. [read post]
29 Jul 2019, 1:37 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There was a time when sharks were routinely portrayed by popular media as aggressive and ruthless predators—animals to be afraid of and to avoid, or even worse, to kill. [read post]
29 Oct 2019, 5:00 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block For years now, trophy hunters have spun a web of lies to tie their ruthless killing of some of the world’s most at-risk animals to fake conservation benefits. [read post]
24 Jan 2019, 3:27 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A strong team of bipartisan lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to end the cruel practice of “soring” Tennessee walking horses and related breeds, a core priority for us here at the Humane Society Legislative Fund and the Humane Society of the United States. [read post]
18 Oct 2019, 9:39 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block It may be hard to believe that a group of celebrity and professional trophy hunters, a director of the National Rifle Association, and the president of the world’s largest trophy hunting group are advising our government on wildlife conservation. [read post]
17 Sep 2019, 12:59 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Slaughterhouses in the United States are already allowed to kill pigs at a lightning speed of up to 1,106 animals per hour. [read post]
12 Aug 2019, 9:45 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In the past two years, our federal government has waged war against the Endangered Species Act, the bedrock law that protects endangered and threatened animal species and their habitats. [read post]
30 Sep 2021, 3:40 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Tonko (center left) receiving the 2020 Humane Legislator of the Year Award, with Kitty Block (left), Sara Amundson (center right) and Tracie Letterman (right). [read post]
3 May 2021, 11:16 am by Sara Amundson
South Africa to clamp down on exploitative captive lion industry Sara Amundson Mon, 05/03/2021 - 18:16 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A key panel appointed by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in South Africa recommends banning captive lion breeding and the commercial trade of lion parts such as lion skeletons. [read post]