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Advancing science and medicine doesn’t mean we have to throw other values, such as humane treatment of animals, out the window. Related Stories Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress The 113th Congress in Review for Animals See No Evil: Dogfighting Spectator Law Already Making a Difference
In the mid-1980s, only four states—Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island—had felony-level penalties for malicious cruelty to animals. But today, all 50 states have such a policy, and there’s a national consensus that vicious acts of animal abuse and torment...
The U.S. Senate has introduced a companion bill to SAFE, the federal legislation which would put an end to horse slaughter for human consumption in the U.S. once and for all. Related Stories The 113th Congress in Review for Animals Did Your Members of Congress Make the Grade? States Make Progress on Animal Fighting, Puppy Mills, and More
There’s been a lot of action on animal protection policies in state legislatures so far this year, just a few months into 2015. Some major priority bills have been enacted to help crack down on cockfighting, puppy mills, and other......Show More Summary
A bipartisan team of lawmakers today introduced federal legislation to stop the butchering of America’s companion horses and the peddling of their doped up meat to foreign consumers. The HSUS For the past two fiscal years, Congress has rightly stopped...
The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, which we worked with Congress to enact last year, is now having a tangible impact in the field and helping to crack down on the entire cast of characters involved in animal fighting. ...Show More Summary
There's only one state in the country that hasn't criminalized attending a dogfight. If you live in Montana, contact your legislators today to protect dogs. Related Stories Animal Fighting Suffers a Knockdown Arizonans Rally to Keep Cruelty Code Intact Big Ag’s Power Grab in the Grand Canyon State
It’s been a big week in our major campaign to crack down on the brutal bloodsport of animal fighting. Related Stories Arizonans Rally to Keep Cruelty Code Intact Big Ag’s Power Grab in the Grand Canyon State The 113th Congress in Review for Animals
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey nixed a misguided and dangerous bill that would have created one set of rules for companion animals and another, weaker, one for farm animals and horses. Related Stories Big Ag’s Power Grab in the Grand Canyon State Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress The 113th Congress in Review for Animals
Their latest gambit of factory farming deception is unfolding in Arizona, where the legislature has passed House Bill 2150, which contains some red herring provisions to give it the illusion of being pro-animal welfare. Related Stories Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress The 113th Congress in Review for Animals Did Your Members of Congress Make the Grade?
There is a crisis with captive tigers across the nation, and the Obama administration must do something about it. By some estimates there are more tigers living in the United States today than there are remaining in the wild in... ...Show More Summary
Despite two years of gridlock in the 113th Congress, as well as some major setbacks and disappointments, Congress produced a number of important results for animals. Related Stories Did Your Members of Congress Make the Grade? Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress The Little Engine That Could Carry Pets
Earlier this week, U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) reintroduced a critical piece of legislation to help domestic violence victims and their beloved pets. The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, H.R....Show More Summary
While some members of Congress continue to demagogue the wolf issue, calling for the complete removal of federal protections and a return to overreaching and reckless state management plans that resulted in sport hunting, trapping, and...Show More Summary
The first animal protection bill of the 114th Congress is on track and leaving the station. I wrote last month about the introduction of the Pets on Trains Act, H.R. 674, by Reps. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.,... ...Show More Summary
Some veterinarians are trying to shut down nonprofit and low-cost veterinary clinics for struggling pet owners. Related Stories Did Your Members of Congress Make the Grade? The 113th Congress in Review for Animals Top 14 in ’1...
With fragmented populations numbering just 5,000 or so wolves in the lower 48 states—and so many of the survivors having lost family members as a consequence of traps and guns—these iconic canids face more threats to their survival than ever....
Cassie was moving from New York City to Spring Lake, North Carolina, and she was devastated by the idea of giving up her five-year-old cat, Boots, who had been her beloved companion since he was a kitten. She was traveling...
Think of the Humane Scorecard as a handy tool to see where your federal legislators stand on our movement’s key policy issues. Related Stories The 113th Congress in Review for Animals Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress Top 14 in ’14
As the gavel comes down on the 113th Congress (which spanned January 2013 to December 2014) and the new 114th Congress begins its work today, it’s a good time to take stock of what was achieved and what lies ahead... Related Stories Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress Top 14 in ’14 Are Your Lawmakers Making the Grade?