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Blog Post Archive

Good News for Predators and Whales

There are two pieces of good news for animal advocates coming today from the Obama administration. First, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General announced that it will proceed with an independent audit of the agency’s much-criticized Wildlife...       Related Stories Trophy Madness, As Seen on TV Remembering Rep. Show More Summary

The Most Dangerous Two Minutes in Sports

Racehorses are impressive, and it would be hard not to be awed by their power and grace. But there’s an important power they lack: unlike other athletes, they have no control over the drugs administered to them. That’s why groups...       Related Stories Horse Soring in the Hot Seat on Capitol Hill How Have Your Lawmakers Scored So Far? Remembering Rep. Bill Young  

Slow Down to Save Whales

Everyone knows speed kills. Speed limits in neighborhoods and school zones protect the safety of the community. But what if the government wanted to let those speed limits expire every few years? It would waste resources and threaten lives. Show More Summary

Trophy Madness, As Seen on TV

The world has reacted in outrage to a photo of TV host Melissa Bachman posing next to a dead lion she had shot and killed in South Africa, and the entire episode has shined another spotlight on the disturbing subculture...       Related Stories Remembering Rep. Bill Young Birds Falling from the Sky Horse Soring in the Hot Seat on Capitol Hill  

Birds Falling from the Sky

Leaving poisons out in the wild is, in comparison to other ways of killing animals, among the most inhumane and indiscriminate of methods. Highly toxic poisons wreak havoc on the animals who ingest them, regardless of whether they were the...       Related Stories A (Wolf) Pack of Lies Crying Wolf Remembering Rep. Bill Young  

Horse Soring in the Hot Seat on Capitol Hill

Tennessee walking horses got a well-deserved boost today in a House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing on H.R. 1518, the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. The bill, introduced by Reps. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.,...       Related Stories How Have Your Lawmakers Scored So Far? Remembering Rep. Bill Young A Howling Shame  

A (Wolf) Pack of Lies

There is more fallout this week in the wake of the MLive.com investigative series exposing politicians and state officials who made up stories out of whole cloth in order to prompt Michigan’s first wolf hunting season in half a century....       Related Stories Crying Wolf A Howling Shame King Amendment Goes to the Dogs  

Crying Wolf

MLive.com, which reports for eight newspapers across Michigan, has released the first stories in a jarring investigative series on how state politicians used exaggerated or completely fabricated tales of wolf incidents to justify stripping...Show More Summary

Don’t Monkey Around with Chimp Cap

If the federal government could spend its dollars in a more cost-efficient way and make programs run better, shouldn’t Congress allow it? That’s the idea behind S. 1561, the CHIMP Act Amendments of 2013, which passed the Senate Health, Education,...       Related Stories Remembering Rep. Show More Summary

Remembering Rep. Bill Young

This past week the animal protection movement lost a long-serving ally in Congress, with the passing of U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., at age 82. He served 43 years in the House, coming to Washington in 1971 during the Richard...       Related Stories What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for Animals? King Amendment Goes to the Dogs How Have Your Lawmakers Scored So Far?  

How Have Your Lawmakers Scored So Far?

As we close in on the final couple months of 2013, HSLF is posting a preview of our 2013 Humane Scorecard. I hope you will check it out and see how your U.S. senators and U.S. representative have performed so...       Related Stories Growing Tide of Opposition to King Amendment King Amendment Goes to the Dogs What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for Animals?  

A Howling Shame

Today marks the first day of Wisconsin’s second consecutive wolf hunting and trapping season in decades. The first wolf was killed this morning after suffering in a steel-jawed leghold trap. It’s another round of killing in what hasShow More Summary

King Amendment Goes to the Dogs

As we enter the second week of the government shutdown, the to-do list for Congress only gets longer. During the coming weeks, we will hear a lot of talk about the debt ceiling, efforts to reopen the government and debate...       Related...Show More Summary

What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for Animals?

Congressional Democrats and Republicans failed to reach agreement last night on continued funding of the federal government, and Washington this morning began the process of temporarily mothballing its programs and services. In a shutdown,...Show More Summary

Don’t Penny-Pinch on Wildlife Services Audit

At a time when Congress is in gridlock over federal spending, there should be heightened scrutiny of unnecessary and wasteful programs. A prime example is the USDA’s Wildlife Services lethal predator control program?one of the most destructive...Show More Summary

Growing Tide of Opposition to King Amendment

The House of Representatives is likely to take up the nutrition assistance portion of the Farm Bill again this week. While the House has not yet named its conferees and much work has yet to be done to negotiate a...       Related Stories Standing Up for State Laws Take Action to Protect Egg-Laying Hens, State Laws A Light at the End of the Barrel  

USDA Rule Takes a Bite Out of Online Puppy Mills

The Obama administration today took a major step to improve the treatment of thousands of dogs languishing in large-scale commercial puppy mills. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a final rule to close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act...       Related Stories POTUS Pans BSL Standing Up for State Laws Out of Gas  

A Light at the End of the Barrel

Thanks to five grueling days of intensive, around-the-clock care, a very fortunate Canada goose at the Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts narrowly escaped lethal lead poisoning this week. Unable to stand, walk, or lift his head to eat when he...       Related Stories Standing Up for State Laws Take Action to Protect Egg-Laying Hens, State Laws POTUS Pans BSL  

Desert Tortoises Buried by Spending Cuts

When Congress failed to reach an agreement on deficit–reduction legislation last year, we knew budgetary issues and sequestration cuts could negatively affect animals at some point—from the number of inspectors enforcing the law at puppy mills and research labs to...       Related Stories Standing Up for State Laws POTUS Pans BSL Out of Gas  

POTUS Pans BSL

President Obama this week announced the addition of a new First Dog, Sunny, who joins Bo as part of the First Family. We congratulate the Obamas on their new pet, and wish them years of joy and companionship. A less...       Related Stories Standing Up for State Laws Out of Gas Take Action to Protect Egg-Laying Hens, State Laws  

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