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8 May 2023, 9:21 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Congress has new chance to stop horse soring kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 05/08/2023 - 16:21 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In 1970, the U.S. [read post]
27 Apr 2023, 11:08 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: New threats to grizzlies, wolves and Endangered Species Act emerge in Congress kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 04/28/2023 - 06:08 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the U.S. [read post]
11 Apr 2023, 12:45 am by kblocher@hslf.org
New progress in fight against puppy mills shows caring about companion animals is a nonpartisan issue kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 04/11/2023 - 07:45 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a country where political tempers often run hot, agreement can seem incredibly rare. [read post]
6 Apr 2023, 11:24 am by kblocher@hslf.org
After the ‘Tiger King’ era, new ways to help other captive wild animals kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 04/06/2023 - 18:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In our recent USA Today opinion piece, we wrote about the cascade of events that sparked passage of the Big Cat Public Safety Act late last year. [read post]
27 Mar 2023, 1:07 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: New anti-doping program is good news for racehorses kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 03/27/2023 - 20:07 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today marks a critical turning point for thoroughbred racehorse safety, and it comes just in time for the upcoming Triple Crown season. [read post]
22 Mar 2023, 2:39 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Celebrating the lawmakers who made 2022 a banner year for big cats and other animals kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 03/22/2023 - 21:39 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last night at our Humane Awards event on Capitol Hill, we celebrated the work of lawmakers whose dedication to our cause made 2022 a banner congressional year for animals. [read post]
20 Mar 2023, 8:13 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Puppy Protection Act brings hope for dogs languishing in puppy mills kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 03/20/2023 - 15:13 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In West Point, Iowa, a large-scale, commercial breeding facility called the Stonehenge Kennel contains more than 800 dogs. [read post]
14 Mar 2023, 2:53 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Cruel hunting methods in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge were just defeated kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 03/14/2023 - 09:53 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a massive victory for wildlife in Alaska, the U.S. [read post]
9 Mar 2023, 10:30 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
A decade’s worth of wins against cosmetics animal testing kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 03/10/2023 - 06:30 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Tomorrow, March 11, 2023, marks the 10-year anniversary of a historic paradigm shift away from cosmetics animal testing. [read post]
7 Mar 2023, 3:21 am by kblocher@hslf.org
“Trophy hunting is an archaic and abhorrent practice that we must no longer tolerate,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
6 Mar 2023, 5:27 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
What we found undercover at infamous trophy hunting convention kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 03/07/2023 - 01:27 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Elephant-skin luggage and leopard claw jewelry are just some of the supposedly luxurious products our undercover investigator discovered at Safari Club International’s annual hunting convention, where more than 850 exhibitors convened in February in Nashville, Tennessee. [read post]
3 Mar 2023, 10:27 am by kblocher@hslf.org
For the first time, birds receive protection under the Animal Welfare Act kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 03/03/2023 - 18:27 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a monumental step forward for birds who are often exploited in the pet trade, exhibitions and breeding, the U.S. [read post]
15 Feb 2023, 4:21 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
This state’s draft wolf plan spells disaster for wolves kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 02/16/2023 - 00:21 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Idaho is pulling ahead in a race to the bottom for how states treat wolves. [read post]
14 Feb 2023, 11:46 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
We’re prepared to sue to get hippos the protections they need kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 02/15/2023 - 07:46 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, on World Hippo Day, we and our partners sent notice of our intent to sue the U.S. [read post]
14 Feb 2023, 8:20 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Supreme Court ruling expected any day on animal welfare kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 02/14/2023 - 16:20 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Any day now, the Supreme Court of the United States could issue its ruling in one of the most important court cases in the history of the animal protection movement—one that could have implications for the quality of life of millions of farmed animals. [read post]
9 Feb 2023, 2:30 am by kblocher@hslf.org
This is no time to strip endangered species protections from grizzly bears kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 02/09/2023 - 10:30 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block After teetering on the brink of extinction, the grizzly bear population in the United States finally began to recover, thanks to the Endangered Species Act. [read post]
6 Feb 2023, 7:38 am by kblocher@hslf.org
As Biden delivers State of the Union address, we’re urging 6 priorities for animals kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 02/06/2023 - 15:38 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech marks a midway point in his term, and for us, an opportunity to assess the administration’s animal protection priorities. [read post]
31 Jan 2023, 10:20 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Here’s why pork is the new veal kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:20 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Starting in the 1980s, people all over the world began to feel disgusted by veal, when the treatment of baby cows was exposed: Veal was produced by separating baby cows from their mothers and raising them in tiny crates where they could barely move. [read post]
25 Jan 2023, 4:34 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 01/26/2023 - 00:34 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Despite ecological devastation, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and all the other threats that undermine the ability of wild animals to survive in their natural habitats, Europe’s largest hunting fair opened this week in Dortmund, Germany. [read post]
18 Jan 2023, 6:28 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
You can help pass state laws to create a more humane world for animals kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 01/19/2023 - 02:28 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block State legislatures are again in session, and we’re busy in our push for the passage of animal protection laws across the country. [read post]