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28 Jun 2021, 2:09 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: Supreme Court rejects meat industry challenge to historic farm animal law kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 06/28/2021 - 21:09 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to take the North American Meat Institute’s appeal of its lawsuit challenging Proposition 12, widely considered the world’s strongest law for farm animal protection. [read post]
20 Oct 2022, 2:45 am by kblocher@hslf.org
“Electing humane candidates to office is key to enacting good public policy for animals,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [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]
11 Feb 2022, 2:16 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Federal judge restores critical protections for many gray wolves, ending states’ cruel and irresponsible management kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 02/11/2022 - 22:16 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Wolves across most of the continental United States must have Endangered Species Act protections restored, a federal judge ruled yesterday, effectively prohibiting trophy hunting of the species across most of the country. [read post]
1 Jul 2020, 3:10 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking news: Nation's top science panel recommends VA should stop most research on dogs kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:10 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Three years ago, Americans were stunned to learn that puppies and adult dogs were being subjected to gruesome surgeries, induced heart attacks and other invasive procedures, and then being euthanized, as part of taxpayer-funded medical experiments being carried out at the McGuire Medical Center in… [read post]
16 Nov 2020, 12:00 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Court upholds Obama-era protections for Alaska’s brown bears, disallows baiting kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 11/16/2020 - 20:00 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A federal court has ruled that brown bears in Alaska’s Kenai National Wildlife Refuge should continue to be protected from the cruel and biologically unsound hunting practice of baiting—luring these animals with piles of rotting foods like donuts and pastries and then killing them. [read post]
22 Apr 2021, 9:51 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House revives bill to end shark fin trade that passed during last session kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 04/22/2021 - 16:51 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A bill to end all commercial trade in the United States of shark fins and shark fin products was reintroduced in the U.S. [read post]
28 Sep 2021, 6:05 am by kblocher@hslf.org
It’s National Voter Registration Day: Here’s why your vote matters for animals kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 09/28/2021 - 13:05 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Our mission is to end suffering for all animals, and this so often centers around boosting the public policy work of the humane movement. [read post]
11 Jan 2021, 11:48 am by kblocher@hslf.org
House members reintroduce bill to ban cub petting, keeping big cats as pets kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 01/11/2021 - 19:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A bill that would prohibit public contact with big cats like tigers, lions and leopards and ban the possession of these animals as pets was swiftly reintroduced in the U.S. [read post]
18 Jun 2021, 2:14 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
“In our view this rule was one of the most important rules to establish better living conditions for farm animals to ever come out of a federal agency, and we’re so pleased that the Biden administration is rectifying the Trump administration’s catastrophic error when they withdrew the rule,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
7 Jul 2022, 8:18 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Big win: Federal court eliminates changes that weakened the Endangered Species Act kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 07/07/2022 - 15:18 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major win for America’s most imperiled wildlife, this week a U.S. federal judge voided a package of regulations enacted by the Trump administration that weakened the Endangered Species Act. [read post]
26 Feb 2021, 5:24 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
House approves COVID relief package with historic funding commitments for animal-related pandemic prevention kblocher@hslf.org Sat, 02/27/2021 - 01:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Late Friday evening, the U.S. [read post]
19 Sep 2023, 8:25 am by kblocher@hslf.org
kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 09/19/2023 - 19:34 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In the U.S., today is National Voter Registration Day, which is a chance to recognize and celebrate the potential of our collective role and influence as voters. [read post]
13 Sep 2021, 8:19 am by kblocher@hslf.org
New law increases availability of service dogs for veterans with PTSD kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:19 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block President Biden recently signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, which increases the number of service dogs available to support veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions. [read post]
2 Jun 2023, 5:56 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Sara Amundson, president of Humane Society Legislative Fund, said: “At the Humane Society Legislative Fund, we have been fighting for these vital reforms and strongly advocating for the welfare of racehorses. [read post]
25 Feb 2021, 8:40 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Beauty industry trade group wins Spira Award for championing end to new cosmetics animal testing kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:40 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block As we worked toward the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act in the last Congress, one of our most important partners was the Personal Care Products Council, the leading industry trade organization that represents more than 90% of the U.S. beauty industry, including our Be Cruelty-Free… [read post]
26 Jul 2023, 4:09 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: New Jersey prohibits cruel confinement of mother pigs and baby cows kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 07/26/2023 - 23:09 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block After a hard-fought campaign lasting over a decade, New Jersey has passed a law prohibiting the cruel confinement of mother pigs in gestation crates and baby calves in veal crates. [read post]
22 Sep 2022, 12:42 am by kblocher@hslf.org
“Mike McCaul has been a champion for sharks and cracking down on the live wildlife trade earning our Humane Legislator of the Year Award for 2021,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
16 Sep 2021, 2:21 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: European Parliament votes to phase out animal testing and research kblocher@hslf.org Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:21 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution that calls on the European Commission to draw-up an action plan to phase out animal experiments. [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]