December 12, 2012
New Poll Shows Voters in Tennessee and Kentucky Overwhelmingly Support Bill to Strengthen the Horse Protection Act
A new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research reveals statewide voters, by a more than 5-to-1 margin in Tennessee and a more than 3-to-1 margin in Kentucky, overwhelmingly support stronger legislation to prevent the cruel practice of horse “soring,” the painful application of chemicals or other training methods to force the animals to perform an artificially high-stepping gait—known as the “Big Lick”—for show competitions.
December 7, 2012
New Poll Shows New Hampshire Voters Overwhelmingly Support Bill to Protect Farm Animals by 7-to-1 Margin
A new statewide survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research reveals New Hampshire voters overwhelmingly support legislation to require breeding pigs and veal calves on factory farms have sufficient space to turn around freely, lie down, stand up and fully extend their limbs.
December 4, 2012
The HSUS applauded the U.S. Senate for approving S. 1947, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, by a voice vote. The bipartisan legislation closes loopholes in the federal animal fighting law related to attendance at dogfights and cockfights.
November 30, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to the vote in the Michigan Senate to advance Senate Bill 1350, legislation that would designate wolves a game species and allow the trophy hunting of this species that had been protected for decades
November 27, 2012
The HSUS and Michigan Humane Society Applaud Michigan House of Representatives for Passage of Three Strong Animal Fighting Laws
The Humane Society of the United States and the Michigan Humane Society praised the Michigan House of Representatives for passing a package of bills that provide a range of solutions for communities plagued by illegal animal fighting.
November 14, 2012
The HSUS Applauds Ohio House of Representatives for Passing Bill to Prevent Cruelty, Combat Dog Overpopulation Crisis
The HSUS applauds the Ohio House of Representatives for passing Amended Substitute Senate Bill 130, legislation that will impose new regulations to curb many of the worst abuses of high volume dog breeders.
November 13, 2012
As the U.S. Senate reconvenes today, and first on its schedule is the consideration of S. 3525, a bill that would allow the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada, The Humane Society of the United States issued a new report highlighting the threats to polar bear conservation and future protected species.
November 9, 2012
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle urges the Obama administration to act on policy issues affecting animals.
November 2, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States applauds the Los Angeles City Council for approving an ordinance to place a moratorium on the retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits obtained from commercial breeders.
November 1, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States is asking Michigan legislators to reject Senate Bill 1236, a bill that puts public safety and animal welfare at risk by allowing the public to handle bear cubs up to approximately nine months of age.