January 15, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, has released its fourth annual “Humane State Ranking” report, a comprehensive analysis of animal protection laws in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The HSUS graded states on the strength of a wide range of animal protection laws, including public policies dealing with animal cruelty and fighting, pets, wildlife, equines, animals in research, and farm animals.
January 14, 2013
Animal Protection Groups Urge New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee to Oppose Harmful Ag-Gag Bill
The Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary, Mercy For Animals, Compassion Over Killing, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are urging the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee to oppose HB110, a bill that seeks to prevent whistleblowers from exposing the mistreatment of animals on industrial farms.
January 9, 2013
Laws that ban or restrict certain breeds of dogs won't stop dog bites or make communities safer. The solution is to understand the true causes of biting.
January 7, 2013
One hundred New Jersey veterinarians have joined the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association in calling for an end to the use of controversial gestation crates—small, metal cages used to confine breeding pigs.
January 4, 2013
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation and the Asian Pacific Ocean Harmony Alliance join The Humane Society of the United States in applauding a San Francisco federal court’s ruling to uphold legislation prohibiting the sale, trade and possession of shark fins in California.
December 20, 2012
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division issued a verdict today upholding Ohio’s new and much needed regulations on the possession of dangerous wild animals as pets.
December 19, 2012
The HSUS and Local Animal Shelters Ask Missouri Supreme Court to Block Crippling New Animal Adoption Tax
The Humane Society of the United States, the Dogwood Animal Shelter in Osage Beach, Mo., and Stray Rescue of St. Louis, have asked the Missouri Supreme Court to block a crippling new government tax on non-profit animal shelters and rescue groups in Missouri.
December 13, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Condemns Michigan Legislature’s Action to Allow Wolf Trophy Hunting
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to the disappointing vote in the Michigan House to advance Senate Bill 1350 to Governor Snyder.
December 12, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States applauds Gov. John Kasich and members of the Ohio legislature for passing Amended Substitute Senate Bill 130 into law. The law imposes new measures to curb many of the worst abuses of high volume dog breeders that are prevalent in the state.
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.