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Bears, Snares, and Scares in Maine

The opponents of fair bear hunting in Maine are taking outrageous liberties with their misleading campaign rhetoric. One of their constant refrains is that Question 1—which would ban the cruel and unsporting hounding, trapping, and baiting...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Attorneys General

We rely on all sorts of law enforcement personnel to defend against legal challenges and ensure that a new law is properly enforced. But often a key second-half player is the state’s chief law enforcement officer—the attorney general.      ...Show More Summary

Newspapers Urge YES on Maine's Question 1 to Protect Bears

When politicians are unresponsive to the public, it’s time for the public to weigh in. Mainers can do that in two weeks—and can end cruel and unsporting bear baiting, hounding, and trapping—by voting “YES” on Question 1.       Related...Show More Summary

Who Should Shoulder the Financial Burden when Animals are Abused?

Cost of animal care laws are a sensible solution for the animals, as well as taxpayers and the broader animal welfare infrastructure.       Related Stories Missouri’s Right-to-Harm Amendment Are Your Lawmakers Making the Grade? Deer at the County Fair? Missouri Vote Keeps the Wild in Wildlife  

Cast Your Ballot for Animals

The animals are counting on us to participate in this election. See our voter guide for a list of HSLF-endorsed candidates in your state, and vote!       Related Stories Super PAC Forms to Promote Animal Abuse 100 Years of Solitude: Extinction Story Calls for Action Today The Movement for Hens to Move  

Caught on Tape: The Problem of Tigers as Pets and Photo Ops

Alex the tiger at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Credit: J.P. Bonnelly Starting tomorrow, October 2, animal lovers around the world will get a rare insider’s look into the life of tigers. Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch’s TigerCam...Show More Summary

Are Your Lawmakers Making the Grade?

As we approach the end of the 113th Congress (which spans 2013-2014), HSLF is posting a preview of our 2014 Humane Scorecard. I hope you will check it out and see how your U.S. senators and U.S. representatives have performed...       Related Stories Appropriators Team Up to Help Animals Top 10 (So Far) in 2014 Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family  

Splashy Move: Obama Designates World’s Largest Marine Preserve

Way out in the central Pacific, there’s a swath of ocean twice the size of Texas where millions of marine animals now have safe haven from commercial killing, entanglement in fishing lines, and other human-caused dangers. Using special...Show More Summary

Deer at the County Fair? Missouri Vote Keeps the Wild in Wildlife

Why would lawmakers put the hunting and livestock economy at risk so a few people can claim a trophy with an easy kill of a tame animal? It’s just common sense that deer should be treated as wildlife, not livestock.       Related Stories 100 Years of Solitude: Extinction Story Calls for Action Today The Movement for Hens to Move Constricting the Trade in Deadly Snakes  

100 Years of Solitude: Extinction Story Calls for Action Today

The plight of the passenger pigeon is a reminder 100 years later that we must redouble our efforts to protect imperiled species, and do all that we can to crack down on the commercial killing of wild animals.       Related Stories The Movement for Hens to Move Unsporting Bill Shot Down Constricting the Trade in Deadly Snakes  

Rescued Primates Need Immigration Reform Too

The Humane Care for Primates Act would give the nonprofit sanctuary sector the opportunity to rescue primates in need and provide them the humane care they would not otherwise receive. And it wouldn't cost the government a thing.       Related Stories Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family PAST Act is Past Due Unsporting Bill Shot Down  

The Movement for Hens to Move

California's Prop 2, approved with 63.5 percent of the statewide vote, has already had a big impact even though its does not go into legal effect until January 2015.       Related Stories Missouri’s Right-to-Harm Amendment Super PAC Forms to Promote Animal Abuse Poultry Slaughter Rule Still in (Fowl) Play  

Show Me the Impact: Missouri's Puppy Mill Law, 4 Years Later

Though it was weakened, Missouri’s Prop B is still one of the strongest anti-puppy mill statutes in the nation. Here’s a closer look.       Related Stories Missouri’s Right-to-Harm Amendment Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family Flying the Friendlier Skies  

Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family

Domestic violence is more complicated, in terms of the social relationships, than previously understood. Many abusers will harm or threaten the beloved dog or cat of a spouse or partner as a way of exerting control over that person. As...       Related Stories Flying the Friendlier Skies PAST Act is Past Due Unsporting Bill Shot Down  

Tackling the Tusk Trade

In a welcome break from partisan gridlock, Republicans and Democrats are joining together to protect elephants and rhinos from illegal poaching. This month, New Jersey and New York became the first two states to ban the trade in elephant ivory...       Related Stories Top 10 (So Far) in 2014 Slow Down Needed on Sea Cow Downlisting Unsporting Bill Shot Down  

Slow Down Needed on Sea Cow Downlisting

Ask any child to name an endangered sea creature, and not every kid would list the manatee first, but that species would make almost every top 10 list. These gentle giants, who long ago inspired the mermaid myth, can grow...       Related Stories PAST Act is Past Due Unsporting Bill Shot Down Constricting the Trade in Deadly Snakes  

What to Do on Your Summer Vacation

Congress finishes its work today before heading into a month-long recess, and it provides an opportunity for animal advocates to take action during the August break. You may not be able to travel to Washington to meet with your representatives...      ...Show More Summary

PAST Act is Past Due

Congress is in session for another week before the August recess, and has a lot of work to get done. While there have been a number of notable legislative achievements for animals so far in 2014—upgrading the federal animal fighting...      ...Show More Summary

Poultry Slaughter Rule Still in (Fowl) Play

There’s some potential good news for birds, consumers and workers: although the rule is not final yet, there are indications that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has pulled back on its plan to increase line speeds at poultry slaughter...Show More Summary

Unsporting Bill Shot Down

The Senate today shot down a motion to move forward on S. 2363, the dangerous if innocuous sounding “Sportsmen’s Act,” which has been portrayed as feel-good legislation but could have serious and far-reaching consequences for wildlife,...Show More Summary

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