November 12, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted without opposition to give the National Institutes of Health the much-needed flexibility within its budget to retire government-owned chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries, and to continue supporting those already in sanctuary.
October 23, 2013
The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion directing the city attorney to draft an ordinance to prohibit the use of bullhooks and other tools to inflict pain for the purpose of training and controlling the behavior of elephants used in circuses and traveling shows to take effect in three years.
October 22, 2013
A coalition of 16 animal protection organizations, led by GREY2K USA, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and The Humane Society of the United States, sent a letter to the Florida House and Senate Gaming Committees, calling for passage of two greyhound protection measures.
September 26, 2013
New Jersey native Martha Stewart has written to members of the New Jersey legislature on behalf of breeding pigs.
September 17, 2013
This session, the California Legislature sent six animal protection bills to Gov. Jerry Brown, four of which he has already signed.
August 27, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision to keep in place California’s law that bans the sale, trade and possession of shark fins in the state.
August 19, 2013
The HSUS is tackling horse soring in the Tennessee walking horse show circuit through better laws and public pressure
August 17, 2013
Pet stores in Illinois that sell sick puppies will now be held more accountable under a new law. Gov. Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1639 during a ceremony at Wiggly Field, making Illinois the 21st state to pass a pet lemon law.
August 13, 2013
States’ bans on inhumane factory farming practices and many other state laws and rules regulating agriculture are at risk of annulment unless Congress rejects a highly destructive provision adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in its version of the pending Farm Bill.
August 8, 2013
Captive Primate Safety Act Introduced in Senate to Prohibit Interstate Commerce in Monkeys, Apes and Other Primates
Senators introduced a bill that seeks to protect public safety and promote animal welfare by helping state law enforcement crack down on the trade of primates for private possession, and to promote global conservation efforts.