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
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.
July 9, 2014
A legal petition accuses DrJays.com of selling falsely advertised and mislabeled fur-trimmed clothing.
May 12, 2014
A California Superior Court on Friday denied the request of the maker of D-Con to delay implementation of a state regulation prohibiting the retail sale of its products and other second generation anti-coagulant rodenticides as of July 1, 2014.
April 10, 2014
A coalition of environmental and animal protection groups has sued the federal government to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.