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29 Sep 2021, 11:25 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Spinner dolphins finally get the much-needed protection they deserve kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 09/29/2021 - 18:25 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Hawaiian spinner dolphins, named for their acrobatic displays like leaping out of the water and spinning in the air, are nocturnal. [read post]
28 Oct 2020, 6:45 am by kblocher@hslf.org
We are suing to stop that kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 10/28/2020 - 13:45 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The number of leopards in sub-Saharan Africa has plummeted by 30% in just the last 20 years, putting the future of these unique animals in jeopardy. [read post]
28 Apr 2021, 12:02 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
NRA chief’s agonizing elephant hunt shows what’s wrong with trophy hunting kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 04/28/2021 - 19:02 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The New Yorker broke a story yesterday about the head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, attempting to kill an endangered elephant in Botswana. [read post]
4 Feb 2022, 10:06 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Key wildlife priorities advance in the House kblocher@hslf.org Fri, 02/04/2022 - 18:06 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block It is the dream of a better world for animals that inspires our work, but it is action that will get us there, and that’s what made Friday’s events on the floor of the U.S. [read post]
29 Sep 2020, 3:42 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
House kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 09/29/2020 - 22:42 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [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 Oct 2022, 12:03 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Breaking: Court rules HSUS lawsuit against pork producer Smithfield can proceed kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 10/26/2022 - 19:03 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block This week, a court rejected an attempt by Smithfield Foods to dismiss the Humane Society of the United States’ lawsuit against the company for misrepresenting to customers how it treats mother pigs in its pork supply chain. [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]
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]
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]
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]
20 May 2021, 3:46 am by kblocher@hslf.org
“Attorney General Herring’s Animal Law Unit is a model for other attorneys general around the nation to emulate,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. [read post]
20 Apr 2021, 11:48 am by kblocher@hslf.org
U.S. finalizes critical habitat protections for endangered humpback whales kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 04/20/2021 - 18:48 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The United States has finalized a rule to protect key ocean habitats used by endangered humpback whales as they migrate and feed in the waters off the U.S. west coast. [read post]
4 Dec 2023, 9:36 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Tell the FDA: No new animal tests for sunscreen ingredients kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 12/04/2023 - 17:36 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
27 Apr 2021, 12:24 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
Puppy Protection Act would end some of the worst puppy mill cruelties kblocher@hslf.org Tue, 04/27/2021 - 19:24 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We all know what dogs love: a comfortable napping spot, a romp in the grass, a kind touch and the safety and security of a caring environment. [read post]
22 Nov 2021, 11:43 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Here’s what you can do. kblocher@hslf.org Mon, 11/22/2021 - 19:43 By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Right now in Washington, DC, a single urgent plot line threads together the fate of many animals: wild species threatened by trophy hunting or the commercial wildlife trade, the North Atlantic right whale, the nation’s wild horses, the former research chimpanzees waiting for sanctuary, the pets of domestic violence survivors in need of safe shelter and the… [read post]
23 Aug 2021, 9:51 am by kblocher@hslf.org
Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, said, “It is fallacious to insist the Biden administration’s review of the science supports delisting wolves. [read post]
25 Oct 2023, 12:23 pm by kblocher@hslf.org
USDA finalizes organic farming rule, clarifying gestation crate ban for animal welfare and public health kblocher@hslf.org Wed, 10/25/2023 - 19:23 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a historic move, the U.S. [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]
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]