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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]
29 Aug 2023, 9:02 am by kblocher@hslf.org
EATS Act could devour animal welfare laws and must be stopped kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 08/29/2023 - 16:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Americans are taking a stand against one of the gravest assaults on animal welfare, unfolding right now in the U.S. [read post]
20 Jan 2021, 8:05 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Our 100-day plan for animal protection under the Biden-Harris administration kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:05 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris heralds a new beginning. [read post]
23 Mar 2021, 2:35 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
But he now has a chance to set things right kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 03/23/2021 - 21:35 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Gov. [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]
6 Apr 2022, 2:09 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Decades-long persistence pays off as proposed federal regulations will protect captive birds kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 04/06/2022 - 21:09 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block When Humane Society of the United States investigators go out to take a close look at facilities that keep captive birds—roadside zoos, animal markets and others—they almost always return with the same dispiriting reports of dismal treatment and living conditions. [read post]
11 Mar 2021, 12:55 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Bill in Congress would reverse dangerous increases to slaughterhouse line speeds kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 03/11/2021 - 20:55 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Slaughterhouses are hotspots for the coronavirus, with tens of thousands of infections reported among American workers since the onset of the pandemic last year. [read post]
7 Apr 2021, 9:13 am by kblocher@hslf.org
HSUS poll shows most residents support outlawing such tests kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 04/07/2021 - 16:13 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block As a bill to outlaw chemical tests on dogs that are not required by law advances in California, we are releasing a new poll today that shows overwhelming support among the state’s residents for ending such procedures. [read post]
1 Apr 2021, 2:11 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking news: U.S. says grizzly bears should remain protected under Endangered Species Act kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 04/01/2021 - 21:11 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Grizzly bears in the lower 48 states should retain their current protections under the Endangered Species Act, according to the U.S. [read post]
10 Feb 2022, 12:37 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
“For far too long the federal government has made decisions about the fate of gray wolves based on political pressure from special interest groups, failing to heed the very clear science which shows that federal protections are necessary to allow this iconic species to recover and thrive,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
2 Mar 2022, 11:40 am by kblocher@hslf.org
As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 03/02/2022 - 19:40 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block During his years in the Senate, now-President Joe Biden supported dozens of animal welfare measures, including legislation to require dolphin-safe labeling on tuna, stop canned hunts, annually prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to fund federal inspection and approval of meat at horse… [read post]
11 Jan 2023, 1:39 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Judge rules that NIH’s refusal to move chimps from a New Mexico laboratory to Chimp Haven sanctuary violates federal law kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 01/11/2023 - 21:39 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There is renewed hope for thirty chimpanzees languishing in a New Mexico laboratory as part of our long-standing fight to give chimpanzees who were subjected to experiments a chance at sanctuary life. [read post]
8 Apr 2024, 2:03 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: We’re going to court to fight for wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 04/08/2024 - 09:03 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, with our allies, we sued the U.S. [read post]
9 Apr 2024, 11:35 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Horrific wolf killing in Wyoming shows urgent need for increased protections kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 04/09/2024 - 18:35 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last week, reports surfaced that a man in Wyoming allegedly ran down a wolf with a snowmobile. [read post]
18 Apr 2024, 9:41 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Elephant’s brief escape from circus in Montana underscores the urgency to end animal acts kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 04/18/2024 - 16:41 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Earlier this week, an elderly captive elephant named Viola escaped from a circus in Butte, Montana. [read post]
17 Apr 2024, 9:29 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Our fight against expanded use of monkeys in research heats up kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 04/17/2024 - 16:29 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We’re pushing back hard against plans to fund expanded reliance on monkeys in experiments in the U.S., plans that would see even more of these intelligent, curious animals used in outdated and unreliable tests, often at taxpayer expense. [read post]
2 May 2024, 9:13 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Chimps await sanctuary, while NIH still refuses to move them despite judge’s ruling kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 05/02/2024 - 16:13 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Despite a recent court ruling and the animal welfare benefits of sanctuary retirement, media reports indicate the National Institutes of Health is still refusing to allow 26 chimpanzees warehoused in a government laboratory in New Mexico to spend the rest of their lives at Chimp Haven. [read post]
29 Apr 2024, 10:44 am by kblocher@hslf.org
I can't, and neither could numerous equine and veterinary organizations and the lead sponsors of the PAST Act,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]