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18 Feb 2020, 6:43 am by Sara Amundson
BREAKING NEWS: On Congress’s orders, USDA begins restoring inspection reports for puppy mills, roadside zoos and other facilities Sara Amundson Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:43 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Three years ago, the U.S. [read post]
5 Jan 2022, 7:06 am by Sara Amundson
Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals Sara Amundson Wed, 01/05/2022 - 15:06 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson We begin our work in 2022 encouraged by the knowledge that a handful of significant animal protection laws at the state level have now taken effect across the country. [read post]
17 May 2021, 8:12 am by Sara Amundson
As Texas tiger arrives at Black Beauty Ranch, we’re focused on protecting other big cats Sara Amundson Mon, 05/17/2021 - 15:12 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block If you’ve been online at all in the past week, chances are you’ve seen the footage of an alarmed off-duty police officer pointing a gun at an approaching tiger in a sleepy residential neighborhood in Houston. [read post]
9 Feb 2020, 4:00 pm by Sara Amundson
Breaking news: Lawsuit prompts shutdown of trophy hunters’ panel in Trump administration Sara Amundson Mon, 02/10/2020 - 00:00 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A panel of trophy hunters appointed by the Trump administration to advise the federal government on international wildlife trade policy has bitten the dust. [read post]
12 May 2021, 11:52 am by Sara Amundson
How you can help puppy mill dogs right now Sara Amundson Wed, 05/12/2021 - 18:52 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Earlier this week, we released our Horrible Hundred report, a roundup of 100 puppy mills that keep churning out dogs in dismal conditions to be sold through pet stores, flea markets and websites across the country. [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]
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]
9 Jun 2023, 8:06 am by kblocher@hslf.org
In historic move, Churchill Downs suspends racing after 12 horses die at the track kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 06/09/2023 - 15:06 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block On June 2, Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, suspended horse racing upon the recommendation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority after 12 horses died in a span of a few weeks at the track. [read post]
9 Apr 2020, 6:33 am by kblocher@hslf.org
BREAKING NEWS: Bipartisan congressional letter calls for end to live wildlife markets kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:33 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Consistent with the recommendations in Wildlife Markets and COVID-19, the Humane Society International report released earlier this week, and our own messaging on the pandemic, Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) [read post]
28 Jul 2021, 3:01 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: Judges unanimously reject pork industry challenge to landmark farm animal law kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 07/28/2021 - 22:01 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, a three-judge panel in the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously denied an attempt by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation to strike down California’s Proposition 12, considered the strongest farm animal protection law in the world. [read post]
12 May 2021, 9:07 am by Sara Amundson
Shark and marine mammal bills pass key Senate committee Sara Amundson Wed, 05/12/2021 - 16:07 Today, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved two important pieces of marine wildlife legislation, paving the way for full Senate action on them. [read post]
6 Nov 2020, 10:24 am by kblocher@hslf.org
HSUS, allies headed to court to fight wolf delisting kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 11/06/2020 - 18:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block When the United States stripped federal protections for wolves last week, giving state managers in the lower 48 states the ability to greenlight trophy hunting and trapping seasons on these animals, we promised to fight this draconian move with every tool at our disposal. [read post]
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]
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]
20 Mar 2024, 9:51 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Whether that involves land and company acquisition or legislation that endangers the rights of our states to regulate the production and sale of agricultural products within their own borders, our food security and national security are aligned,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
26 Apr 2024, 5:04 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
“Accepting horse deaths as just part of racing is not only morally bankrupt but also a business model doomed to fail,” states Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
16 Nov 2011, 3:44 pm by almaraz
Paul Locke, associate professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Sara Amundson, executive director, Humane Society Legislative Fund The program was held at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon on October 15-16, 2011. [read post]
28 Mar 2024, 11:02 am by kblocher@hslf.org
As hippos disappear, U.S. drags its feet on endangered species protections kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 03/28/2024 - 18:02 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson So much of our work to give imperiled animals the protections they deserve is a long game, and we’ve been going to the proverbial bat to preserve the hippopotamus for years. [read post]
15 Mar 2024, 7:03 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Another beloved elephant in Tanzania has been killed by a trophy hunter kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 03/15/2024 - 14:03 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block News has come out that another bull elephant was shot and killed in Tanzania, reportedly by an American trophy hunter from Texas. [read post]
14 Jan 2021, 5:33 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, and Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, reacted to the report with the following statement: “The recommendations on methods of detecting horse soring underscore the need to eliminate the failed system of industry self-policing that has enabled this cruel abuse for decades. [read post]