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
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked resumption of horse slaughter plants in the U.S. You can help us stop horse slaughter for good.
November 27, 2013
A final settlement has been reached with the remaining defendants in a major False Claims Act lawsuit filed by The HSUS against the owners and investors responsible for the 2008 downed animal abuse scandal in Chino, Calif.
November 26, 2013
Neighbors of a newly built sow breeding facility have joined with The HSUS in seeking to overturn the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ decision to allow the factory farm to take more than eight million gallons of groundwater per year.
November 21, 2013
Coalition Notifies Iowa Factory Farm of Intent to File Clean Water Act Lawsuit over Repeated Manure Spills
A coalition of community, environmental and animal welfare organizations sent a notice of intent to sue Illinois-based The Maschhoffs, LLC over repeated discharges of hog manure to waterways from one of its Iowa factory farms.
November 4, 2013
A coalition of advocates has appealed a federal court ruling clearing the way for horse slaughter to resume on U.S. soil. Plaintiffs in the case are The Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine Rescue, the state of New Mexico and other individuals. The groups also asked the Federal Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to block all horse slaughter inspections until the appeal is resolved.