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Focus on Enforcement of Dog and Cat Fur Law

Americans are horrified by the idea of dogs and cats being killed for fur trim and trinkets. Strong enforcement of the federal law reflects these values—whether it’s put into a report or not.       Related Stories 2014 Election Wrap-Up: Mixed Results and Hope on the Horizon for Animals Today's the Day: Elect for Animals Feeding Garbage to Bears and Voters in Maine  

2014 Election Wrap-Up: Mixed Results and Hope on the Horizon for Animals

While the results were mixed for animals in races across the country, we have great hope and optimism that the cause of animal protection will continue to make gains in Congress, in state legislatures, and with regulatory agencies.      ...Show More Summary

Today's the Day: Elect for Animals

In order to have humane laws, we must elect humane lawmakers. We can all show up for animals just by showing up in the voting booth. Get a list of pro-animal candidates, and vote today!       Related Stories Feeding Garbage to Bears and Voters in Maine Newspapers Urge YES on Maine's Question 1 to Protect Bears Countdown to Election Day  

Feeding Garbage to Bears and Voters in Maine

I’ve been involved in dozens of political campaigns around the country over two decades, and the brazen lies and scare tactics used by state officials working in collusion with the bear baiting, hounding, and trapping crowd in MaineShow More Summary

Countdown to Election Day

We’re just days from the November 4th election, and there are critical races for humane candidates and animal protection issues all over the country. I want to provide a rundown of several key updates as we enter the final stretch....      ...Show More Summary

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  

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