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  • July 27, 2017

    House approves $5M for equine-assisted therapy to aid veterans

    Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Veterans Affairs’ Adaptive Sports Grant Program for equine-assisted therapy. The amendment increases funding by $5 million for fiscal year 2018.

  • July 26, 2017

    House votes to defund painful dog experiments at VA facilities

    This evening the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote passed a bipartisan amendment to the defense appropriations bill that will end taxpayer funding for painful experiments on dogs at Veterans Affairs hospitals for fiscal year 2018.

  • May 24, 2017

    Gov. Sandoval of Nevada signs bill banning sexual abuse of animals

    Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., signed a measure into law that explicitly bans human sexual activity with animals, which isn’t covered under existing law.

  • May 18, 2017

    Senate committee approves ban on shark fins

    The Humane Society Legislative Fund and The Humane Society of the United States applaud the passage of S.793, the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017, by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this morning. S.793 would prohibit the import, export, sale and trade of shark fins. The HSUS and HSLF urge the Majority Leader to schedule the measure for Senate floor action soon.

  • May 12, 2017

    West Virginia man faces felony charges for animal sexual abuse

    The Humane Society of the United States is congratulating the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia for filing felony animal cruelty charges against Victor Zandlo of Brenton for suspected animal sexual abuse, as well as for removing Zandlo’s remaining animals.

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