March 9, 2016
Conservation groups filed a legal petition today to prevent the import of tropical aquarium fish that are caught overseas using cyanide, a practice that kills or injures tens of millions of tropical fish and causes widespread destruction of some of the world’s most important coral reefs.
March 1, 2016
The Oklahoma state House of Representatives approved a bill to gut the First Amendment and prohibit “animal rights organizations” from soliciting the support of Oklahomans.
February 24, 2016
With a vote of 85-7, the Ohio House of Representatives has passed H.B. 215, a bill to upgrade the state’s law on cockfighting and enacting felony level penalties to participate in the blood sport, which involves two roosters fighting each other to the death while people place bets.
January 20, 2016
Senate Committee Passes Anti-Wildlife Package with Poison Pills, Strips Wolves of Federal Protections
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today added several poison pill provisions to the so-called Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 659, which already threatened the interests of wildlife, conservation and public lands, but now is an even more extreme measure.
December 17, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the U.S. Senate for passing S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, by voice vote.
December 16, 2015
Several key animal protection issues were at stake in the omnibus spending package released early this morning by congressional negotiators, and The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund are celebrating major victories for horses, elephants, wolves, and other creatures.
December 10, 2015
Resolution calls for reinstatement of the recently lifted 30-year-old statewide ban on leghold traps
December 9, 2015
After several months of discussion, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission voted on the details of a proposal to open a season on bobcats for the first time in over 25 years.
December 2, 2015
Citizens for Farm Animal Protection Files 130,000 Signatures for Campaign to Prevent Farm Animal Cruelty Ballot Question
Relying on the strength of more than 1,000 volunteers and no paid signature gathering firm, Citizens for Farm Animal Protection today announced that the coalition has gathered more than 130,000 signatures of Massachusetts voters in support of the proposed 2016 statewide ballot measure that would phase out extreme confinement and lifelong immobilization of animals on factory farms as well as the sale of products produced under those conditions.
November 18, 2015
As legislators convened to hear testimony, The Humane Society of the United States released survey data demonstrating that an overwhelming majority of Massachusetts voters favor the proposed ban of ivory and rhino horns, also known as S.440.