The Animal Protection Litigation section conducts precedent-setting legal campaigns on behalf of animals in state and federal courts around the country. With a staff of 13 lawyers located in Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco and Seattle, a network of over 1,000 pro bono attorneys and dozens of active cases, The HSUS has the largest Animal Protection Litigation program in the country. See our Victories
Building on The HSUS's legal work against puppy mills, the Chicago City Council voted to restrict the retail sale of dogs obtained from large-scale commercial breeders. Read more
October 23, 2014
A man who jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night is facing felony charges for assaulting two Secret Service canine officers.
October 13, 2014
Perdue Farms, Inc. and The HSUS are pleased to announce the settlement of two federal cases in New Jersey and Florida concerning Perdue’s “humanely raised” claim on its Harvestland chicken labels.
October 3, 2014
A federal judge delivered a blow Thursday to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and the agribusiness groups he’s aligned with.
August 21, 2014
Today neighbors of a Minnesota pig factory served a legal complaint alleging that horrible odors from the facility have made their lives miserable, and are a nuisance under Minnesota law.