The HSUS works to advance public policies—including at the state and federal levels—to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. The 113th Congress is now in session, and federal lawmakers will consider a number of important animal protection bills. Here's a look at some priority issues we are focusing on this year and how to make your voice heard. Federal Legislation
The King Amendment is a radical, dangerous piece of legislation that threatens to undo dozens of animal protection laws across the country, setting us back immeasurably. Help stop this More about the king amendment
Attending and bringing a child to an animal fight should be a crime. Ask your U.S. representative to cosponsor the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act and crack down on spectators at animal fights.
The Horse Protection Act bans the cruel "soring" of Tennessee walking horses, but it's still rampant in the industry. Support legislation to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and stop this criminal abuse. take action now
Amending the Egg Products Inspection Act will provide better living conditions for 280 million egg-laying hens and phase out the use of barren battery cages. An agreement between The HSUS and the United Egg Producers has paved the way for Congress to act. take action now
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act [PDF], which had broad support last year, sought to phase out invasive testing on chimpanzees and retire government-owned chimps to sanctuary. Now, a group of 113 chimps is headed to sanctuary, with more expected soon. Learn more
December 2, 2013
Get the facts here on why the King Amendment to the Farm Bill is so dangerous to animal protection investigations, whistleblowers, and farm animals.
November 21, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is seeking interns for State Affairs in various state offices.
November 19, 2013
Even after Gov. Christie vetoed a popular bill to outlaw cruel gestation crates for mother pigs, the people of New Jersey can win the issue by asking for another vote.
November 12, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted without opposition to give the National Institutes of Health the much-needed flexibility within its budget to retire government-owned chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries, and to continue supporting those already in sanctuary.
October 23, 2013
The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion directing the city attorney to draft an ordinance to prohibit the use of bullhooks and other tools to inflict pain for the purpose of training and controlling the behavior of elephants used in circuses and traveling shows to take effect in three years.