Public Policy (Legal/Legislative)

Senate Farm Bill Throws Animal Welfare Under the Bus

By on June 19, 2012 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Senate Farm Bill Throws Animal Welfare Under the Bus

Last night, the Senate approved an agreement to allow a finite number of amendments to the farm bill, and all measures related to animal welfare were excluded from consideration.

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Newspapers Flock to Support Bill that Would Help Millions of Hens

By on June 12, 2012 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Newspapers Flock to Support Bill that Would Help Millions of Hens

There are many ways to measure the power of an idea—and one of them is the ability of that idea to attract diverse support. When it comes to the surprising and unusual collaboration between The HSUS and the United Egg Producers to ban the barren . . . 

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A Critical Moment to Help Hens

A Critical Moment to Help Hens

We are asking our supporters to call their U.S. Senators and to urge them to co-sponsor S. 3239 and support the Feinstein amendment to the farm bill, which would set up minimum space and enrichment standards for the care of the nation’s 280 million egg-laying hens.

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Common-Sense Ban on Dangerous Exotic Animals Signed in Ohio

By on June 6, 2012 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Common-Sense Ban on Dangerous Exotic Animals Signed in Ohio

The tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio, may prove to be a pivot point on the issue of private ownership of exotics. Yesterday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation to crack down on the trade in powerful wild animals as pets and roadside attractions.

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Canine Military Veterans Deserve the Best We Can Provide Them

By on May 30, 2012 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Canine Military Veterans Deserve the Best We Can Provide Them

To better ensure the future of the many canine heroes who have been invaluable as bomb detectors or otherwise served in Iraq and Afghanistan, champions in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate sponsored the Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act to improve current laws on the return of military working dogs.

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HSUS 2011 Annual Report Released Here

HSUS 2011 Annual Report Released Here

We’ve just released our 2011 annual report online highlighting our activities and accomplishments during that year. Illustrated with a new infographic, the report shows why there’s no animal protection group in the world quite like The HSUS. Let me tell you why I make that . . . 

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Help Our Feathered Friends: Hen Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

By on May 24, 2012 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Help Our Feathered Friends: Hen Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

Today, the Senate companion to H.R. 3798 was introduced: legislation to codify the agreement between The HSUS and the United Egg Producers to begin the process of banning the barren battery cage in the United States.

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HSUS Breaks Investigation Today of Nation’s Largest Exotic Animal Owner

HSUS Breaks Investigation Today of Nation’s Largest Exotic Animal Owner

Today, CBS This Morning broke news of another HSUS undercover investigation―this one focusing on perhaps the largest private owner of tigers in the nation, GW Exotic Animal Park in central Oklahoma.

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Animal Issues Hanging in the Balance

Animal Issues Hanging in the Balance

This was a week filled with major news at The HSUS, with some pivotal decisions and progress. – On the programmatic front, the big news was Burger King’s announcement, which I broke on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, that the iconic restaurant chain would stop buying pork . . . 

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First-Quarter Blog Favorites: Progress for Farm Animals, Horses, and More

First-Quarter Blog Favorites: Progress for Farm Animals, Horses, and More

Here’s a list of the top 10 blog posts from the first quarter of 2012, the ones you read and remarked upon the most. Not surprisingly, many of the most popular blogs focused on progress for animals, and others on as our undercover investigations.

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Kreider Battery Cage Egg Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Bill

Kreider Battery Cage Egg Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Bill

The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof broke news of The HSUS’s latest undercover investigation at a battery cage facility for hens in Manheim, Pa., that produces 1.6 million eggs a day.

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The Tragic Toll of Horse Racing

By on March 28, 2012 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Tragic Toll of Horse Racing

This week, the New York Times published a massive piece arguing that the horse racing industry is worse than ever for horses, with 24 horses dying on the track every week.

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