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15 Mar 2019, 8:23 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major victory for our campaign to protect wild horses and burros, the United States this week reinstated important safeguards that will prevent unscrupulous kill buyers from purchasing large numbers of these iconic American animals and funneling them to slaughter abroad. [read post]
14 Mar 2019, 12:45 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In recent years, major professional sports have taken crucial steps to rid themselves of illegal doping in order to create a more level playing field and to protect athletes from the adverse effects of performance-enhancing drugs. [read post]
7 Mar 2019, 7:14 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block North Atlantic right whales, once decimated by whalers, have continued to face an onslaught of other threats to their survival in recent decades, including entanglement in commercial fishing gear, collision with large ships, and climate change. [read post]
26 Feb 2019, 9:54 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Thousands of tigers, lions, leopards, and other big cats are kept in private homes and poorly run exhibits across the United States. [read post]
21 Feb 2019, 8:05 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Procter & Gamble, maker of popular household brands like Herbal Essences, Pantene, and Head & Shoulders, today announced it will join with our #BeCrueltyFree campaign to ban all animal testing for its cosmetics products in major global markets by 2023. [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]
5 Feb 2019, 10:05 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block As President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his State of the Union address tonight, it’s a good time to take stock of how his administration has dealt with animal protection issues of interest to us at the Humane Society Legislative Fund and the Humane Society of the United States. [read post]
30 Jan 2019, 10:24 am by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The last horse slaughter plants in the United States closed years ago, and Congress has consistently voted to prohibit funding for horse slaughter inspections within U.S borders. [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]
23 Jan 2019, 12:10 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The 116th Congress began work today on rooting out some of the worst forms of animal cruelty in the world, with House members reintroducing two important bipartisan bills. [read post]
3 Jan 2019, 1:06 pm by Sara Amundson
By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We are on Capitol Hill today for the swearing in of the 116th Congress, along with Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund colleagues. [read post]
30 Aug 2018, 7:53 am by Michael Markarian
    But of course, we also needed a leader, and we have one in Sara Amundson, our longtime colleague. [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]
19 Jul 2018, 3:56 pm by Humane Society Legislative Fund
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... [read post]
29 Jun 2018, 2:04 pm by Michael Markarian
Today's blog is guest authored by the Humane Society Legislative Fund's new president, Sara Amundson. [read post]
29 Jun 2018, 2:04 pm by Humane Society Legislative Fund
Today's blog is guest authored by the Humane Society Legislative Fund's new president, Sara Amundson. [read post]
12 Apr 2018, 11:17 am by Michael Markarian
Roybal-Allard with HSLF president, Michael Markarian, acting HSUS president and CEO, Kitty Block, and HSLF executive director, Sara Amundson. [read post]