April 2, 2014
The Humane Society of the United States and its affiliate Humane Society Legislative Fund will present their 2013 Humane Legislator of the Year awards to Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, along with other recipients of the congressional Humane Awards for 2013.
March 20, 2014
The Hawaii Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee unanimously passed a bill to prohibit the sale of ivory from elephants and other wildlife. House Bill 493, Senate Draft 1, now awaits a hearing in the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
March 18, 2014
With the close of Indiana’s legislation session, animal advocates celebrate the defeat of two bills that would have been harmful to animals:
March 13, 2014
George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, and the Humane Society of the United States are raising public awareness of the newly enacted federal animal fighting law that makes it a felony to knowingly bring a child under the age of 16 to an animal fight and a misdemeanor to knowingly attend an animal fight.
March 12, 2014
A Massachusetts bill to prohibit certain extreme confinement farming practices has overwhelming support from voters, a new statewide survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research reveals.
March 10, 2014
— In a move applauded by The HSUS, the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission has issued rules that will prohibit the confinement of calves used for veal in crates so small, the animals are largely immobilized for their short lives.
March 4, 2014
An appeals court has upheld Ohio's law restricting who can own exotic animals. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling upholding the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act.
February 28, 2014
The Maryland Senate unanimously passed legislation that will remedy a 2012 Court of Appeals ruling that deemed “pit bulls” to be “inherently dangerous.”
February 26, 2014
State Rep. Patricia Serpa, D-27, and U.S. Rep. Raymond Gallison, D-69, are being recognized as Rhode Island’s Humane State Legislators for 2013.
February 20, 2014
A subcommittee of the Virginia House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources voted down legislation to restrict inhumane fox pens. The Humane Society of the United States Virginia State Director Laura Donahue issued a statement in response.