The HSUS works to advance public policies—including at the state and federal levels—to protect animals from cruelty and abuse.
April 13, 2017
Learn to better advocate for farm animals. Apply for our McGrath Farm Animal Public Policy internship.
January 12, 2017
Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113, was introduced by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Ed Royce (R-Calif.), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.). The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Legislative Fund announced their enthusiastic support for the legislation.
November 9, 2016
Animal advocates and family farmers are celebrating the defeat of Oklahoma’s State Question 777, with more than 60 percent of voters opposing the measure.
November 8, 2016
By an overwhelming majority of 70 to 30, Oregon voters issued a powerful statement for the protection of the world’s endangered animals by passing Measure 100, the ballot measure to stop endangered wildlife trafficking in Oregon.
October 18, 2016
Colorado Amendment 71 aims to transfer power away from voters, making the state more vulnerable to powerful interests, including agribusiness, at the expense of Colorado citizens.