Public Policy (Legal/Legislative)

Progress for Ohio’s Puppy Mills

Progress for Ohio’s Puppy Mills

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation, 89 to 5, to crack down on puppy mills. The bill is short of what we want it to be, but it marks progress, with the Senate expected to concur later this month and send it to . . . 

Read More

In Wake of Election, Time to Pass Animal Welfare Reforms

In Wake of Election, Time to Pass Animal Welfare Reforms

The United States has completed its always momentous quadrennial presidential election, which in this case produced spending exceeding $2 billion between the campaigns, super PACs and other outside spenders. Thousands of other races decided at the federal, state, and local levels cost billions more when aggregated.  . . . 

Read More

Your Vote Counts for Animals

Your Vote Counts for Animals

Today is an important day for any civil and democratic society, as private citizens vote, in free and fair elections, for individuals to serve our society in local, state, and federal offices, and, in some states, for initiatives or referenda relating to taxes, social issues, . . . 

Read More

55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS

55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS

Perhaps the number-one question I get in my travels and meeting with our supporters is, “How can I get more involved with The HSUS and with the cause of animal protection?” Today, here’s an updated and expanded guide to help you or people you know get involved.

Read More

The Empire (State) Strikes Back – Against Animal Fighting

By on October 19, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Empire (State) Strikes Back – Against Animal Fighting

New York officially closes a major loophole in its animal fighting laws this week, and it comes months after The HSUS and our friends at the New York State Humane Association partnered to enact legislation to strip animal fighters of the necessary tools for their . . . 

Read More

Californians Can Protect Animals and Support Law Enforcement by Passing Proposition 30

Californians Can Protect Animals and Support Law Enforcement by Passing Proposition 30

At The HSUS, we spend a lot of energy working to secure the passage of meaningful reforms to state laws around the country—believing that when the laws reflect our values, animals not only benefit, but that our society becomes increasingly more humane. Gov. Brown's dog, . . . 

Read More

The 10 Most Important State Laws Enacted for Animals in 2012

The 10 Most Important State Laws Enacted for Animals in 2012

The HSUS works for all animals, and on so many fronts—building public awareness, driving corporate progress, and conducting hands-on care of animals in crisis. We also work to see that laws are enforced and to lobby for stronger animal welfare policies. Photo: Ray Eubanks There . . . 

Read More

Third-Quarter Favorites: Protecting Dogs, Horses, Pigs, and Animals in Labs

Third-Quarter Favorites: Protecting Dogs, Horses, Pigs, and Animals in Labs

I like to look ahead on the blog, report on major action items, take on our critics, or opine on a major fault line or controversy within our field. It’s also my custom, each quarter, to look back and provide a summary of which blogs . . . 

Read More

More Progress on Gestation Crates, and Uncovering the ‘Ham Scam’

By on September 25, 2012 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
More Progress on Gestation Crates, and Uncovering the ‘Ham Scam’

It is an axiom in the world of business management that “the customer is always right.” The pork sector apparently doesn’t subscribe to that principle. The industry’s leadership continues to deride its biggest buyers, most of which are declaring that they want to eliminate gestation . . . 

Read More

Reckless Bill in Congress Would Harm Polar Bears and the Environment

By on September 24, 2012 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reckless Bill in Congress Would Harm Polar Bears and the Environment

Make no mistake, there’s a lot of support for animal issues in the U.S. Congress. The anti-animal fighting bill, H.R. 2492, making it a federal crime to be a spectator at animal fights has 226 cosponsors (a majority of the House), and the Senate version . . . 

Read More

110 Chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center Will Be Safe from Testing

By on September 21, 2012 in Animal Research and Testing, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
110 Chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center Will Be Safe from Testing

Today, we received a telling sign that the United States will soon see the end of invasive experiments on chimpanzees, bringing to a close a long, sad, and inhumane chapter in the history of American science and public health. Dr. Francis Collins, director of the . . . 

Read More

Clock Ticking in Effort to Protect California Bears and Bobcats from Hounding

By on September 20, 2012 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Clock Ticking in Effort to Protect California Bears and Bobcats from Hounding

In late August, the California Senate gave final approval to legislation authored by state senator Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to stop the inhumane and unsporting practice of hounding bears and bobcats. For a variety of reasons, California had long withstood the trend in the West to . . . 

Read More

Top