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12 Mar 2021, 1:34 pm by
Breaking news: Virginia governor signs bill ending new cosmetics animal testing Fri, 03/12/2021 - 21:34 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Virginia’s Gov. [read post]
29 Sep 2020, 3:42 pm by
House Tue, 09/29/2020 - 22:42 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. [read post]
8 Aug 2022, 3:03 pm by
Supreme Court case for animals Mon, 08/08/2022 - 22:03 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Those who follow this blog know about the impending lawsuit in front of the United States Supreme Court, which will have immense consequences for animals. [read post]
16 Nov 2020, 12:00 pm by
Court upholds Obama-era protections for Alaska’s brown bears, disallows baiting 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]
27 Apr 2021, 12:24 pm by
Puppy Protection Act would end some of the worst puppy mill cruelties 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]
20 Apr 2021, 11:48 am by
U.S. finalizes critical habitat protections for endangered humpback whales 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]
30 Mar 2021, 7:36 am by
Court clears way for lawsuit against USDA policy of rewarding factory farms that spread bird flu Tue, 03/30/2021 - 14:36 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A federal district court has cleared the way for our lawsuit against the U.S. [read post]
2 Dec 2020, 11:36 am by
New Department of Transportation rule says airlines cannot ban certain breeds of service dogs Wed, 12/02/2020 - 19:36 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The Department of Transportation has just finalized a rule that prohibits airlines from banning pit-bull-type dogs and certain other breeds from serving as service animals on flights. [read post]
11 Jan 2021, 11:48 am by
House members reintroduce bill to ban cub petting, keeping big cats as pets 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]
22 Apr 2021, 9:51 am by
House revives bill to end shark fin trade that passed during last session 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]
14 Feb 2023, 8:20 am by
Supreme Court ruling expected any day on animal welfare 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
Breaking: Supreme Court rejects meat industry challenge to historic farm animal law 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]
29 Sep 2021, 11:25 am by
Spinner dolphins finally get the much-needed protection they deserve 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]
31 Aug 2020, 6:20 am by
Chaos at the post office hurts animals and democracy alike Mon, 08/31/2020 - 13:20 By Brad Pyle The problems at the United States Postal Service have already had dire consequences for animals, and now they risk doing the same to the upcoming election. [read post]
13 Sep 2021, 8:19 am by
New law increases availability of service dogs for veterans with PTSD 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]
27 Mar 2020, 10:37 am by
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) passes with potential benefits for animal protection sector Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:37 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The $2 trillion emergency stimulus bill that cleared Congress today carries important prospective benefits for the animal care and services sector. [read post]
12 Jun 2023, 1:06 pm by
Good news: Big Cat Public Safety Act rules are now a reality Mon, 06/12/2023 - 20:06 By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block For over a decade, we have been fighting hard to prevent the suffering and abuse of captive big cats, confronting a dangerous industry and the individuals who take advantage of these animals. [read post]
3 May 2023, 1:36 am by Wed, 05/03/2023 - 08:36 The 2023 Virginia Humane Scorecard is now available online, and we encourage voters to use it as a tool when they approach the ballot box this year. [read post]
7 Nov 2022, 8:31 am by
Vote your full ballot for animal protection Mon, 11/07/2022 - 16:31 By Brad Pyle Our supporters are accustomed to hearing from us at HSLF about federal legislation, policy, and elections, but our work—and our impact for animals—extends far beyond Washington, D.C. [read post]
30 Apr 2021, 7:14 am by
Nearly half the Senate calls for an end to soring, in letter to Secretary of Agriculture Fri, 04/30/2021 - 14:14 Almost half the U.S. [read post]