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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?
The HSUS and HSLF are at the forefront of legislative reforms concerning animal welfare, but it’s not enough to just pass laws—we must work diligently to ensure they are enforced and that there are consequences for those who don’t follow... ...Show More Summary
The 113th Congress, spanning January 2013 to December 2014, may be remembered for its relative lack of productivity and growing polarization. In terms of general lawmaking, it appears this Congress enacted fewer laws, by a wide margin,...Show More Summary
2014 brought tremendous progress, closing the gaps in the legal framework for animals and ushering in new standards in society for how animals they’re treated. Here’s a recap of what I the top 14 state victories for animals in 2014. ...Show More Summary
If the House and Senate pass an omnibus spending bill this week, there will be a number of good outcomes for horses, elephants, and other creatures, but also some harmful provisions for animal welfare. Related Stories Defense Bill Takes Aim at Wildlife Trafficking Focus on Enforcement of Dog and Cat Fur Law Victory for U.S. Show More Summary
The European Commission has suspended the import of horsemeat from Mexico to the European Union due to food safety concerns, and it’s a decision that has huge implications for the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. Killer...Show More Summary
At this critical time, we must do everything in our power to curb wildlife trafficking and turn back the tide on the elephant poaching crisis. Related Stories Focus on Enforcement of Dog and Cat Fur Law Pentagon is on Active Duty for Animals 2014 Election Wrap-Up: Mixed Results and Hope on the Horizon for Animals
In honor of The HSUS’s 60th anniversary, LIFE Magazine has revisited the classic Stan Wayman photo-essay, “Concentration Camps for Dogs.” The article and series of shocking photos, originally published in 1966, built on a five-year HSUS...Show More Summary
The Department of Defense recently announced that it will halt the use of live animals in a variety of medical training programs, beginning January 1. As the Boston Globe reported yesterday, “The military has been instructed to instead...Show More Summary