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
November 14, 2014
The federal government must reconsider the protection of porbeagle sharks in the Northwest Atlantic, a court has ruled. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the National Marine Fisheries Service’s basis for denying an HSUS legal petition to list the sharks under the Endangered Species Act.
November 12, 2014
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama concluded sentencing today for eight individuals arrested during the second largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history in August 2013.
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.