The HSUS works to advance public policies—including at the state and federal levels—to protect animals from cruelty and abuse.
August 29, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure into law that protects captive elephants in California.
August 16, 2016
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Research Animal Retirement Act into law, requiring state-funded research facilities to offer dogs and cats to animal shelters and rescue groups, or to manage their own adoption programs when animals are no longer used for research.
August 11, 2016
Both chambers of the California legislature have given overwhelming bipartisan approval to Senate Bill 1062, a measure to ban the use of bullhooks on elephants in circuses and traveling shows.
August 5, 2016
Today, a citizen initiative that recently qualified for the November ballot to protect 12 of the most magnificent and imperiled animals in the world officially launches the second phase of their campaign as YES on 100!
July 27, 2016
A citizen initiative to protect 12 types of imperiled animals will appear on the November ballot, with the Oregon Secretary of State certifying the Save Endangered Animals—Oregon Act.