The HSUS works to advance public policies—including at the state and federal levels—to protect animals from cruelty and abuse.
May 4, 2016
In a strong warning to elephant poachers, Kenya sent 105 tons of ivory up in flames this past Saturday, April 30.
May 2, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States Urges Vote on Ivory Ban Bill and Applauds Senator Duff for Shining Spotlight on Cruelty of Trophy Hunting
A coalition led by The Humane Society of the United States applauds efforts for a ban on sales of ivory in Connecticut. HB 5578 has 30 co-sponsors, including Rep. Phil Miller, D-36, and Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-22, who are leading the charge in helping to fight the rampant poaching of elephants and rhinos by ensuring that Connecticut does not play a role in the ivory rhino horn trafficking crisis.
April 26, 2016
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that will help law enforcement agencies crack down on animal cruelty by requiring that someone whose animals are seized pay for the animals’ care while the criminal case is prosecuted.
April 20, 2016
Out of the Darkness: The HSUS Works to Pass PAWS Act to Help Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Pets
The HSUS is working to pass the PAWS Act, federal legislation that includes protections for the pets of domestic violence victims. It also provides grant money for emergency assistance and transitional housing.
April 19, 2016
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to adopt an amendment to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption on U.S. soil.