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
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.
August 18, 2014
The Minnesota Court of Appeals today sided with The Humane Society of the United States and neighbors of a massive new gestation crate pig factory, who challenged the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decision to allow the facility to take up to eight million gallons of groundwater per year.
August 15, 2014
En el día de hoy residentes de Minnesota que viven cerca de una instalación industrializada de producción porcina presentarán una demanda que alega que los olores expedidos por la instalación son insoportables.
July 16, 2014
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office filed animal cruelty charges against Leah Purcell, the owner of “Spindletop Refuge” in Willis, Texas.