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Guest Post: Some Veterinarians Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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...

Politicians Crying Wolf

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....       

All Aboard: Pets on Trains is Just the Ticket

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...       

Did Your Members of Congress Make the Grade?

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  

The 113th Congress in Review for Animals

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?  

Audit Shows Lax Lab Enforcement

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

Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress

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

Top 14 in ’14

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

Horse Slaughter, Wildlife Trafficking, Other Issues at Stake in Spending Bill

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

Victory for U.S. Horses: European Commission Suspends Horsemeat Imports From Mexico

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

Defense Bill Takes Aim at Wildlife Trafficking

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  

The Secret Life of Class B Dealers

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

Pentagon is on Active Duty for Animals

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

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

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