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 12, 2016
Animal protection and conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission's illegal, fast-tracked adoption of grizzly bear hunting regulations that open the door for trophy hunting once the bears are stripped of Endangered Species Act protections.
June 27, 2016
Arguing that the New Mexico State Game Commission violated the federal Endangered Species Act by authorizing cougar trapping that will harm endangered Mexican wolves and jaguars in New Mexico, The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Protection of New Mexico and longtime Mexican wolf enthusiasts Peter and Jean Ossorio filed a complaint in New Mexico federal court today.
June 21, 2016
A North Carolina Federal Court ruled that an air pollution lawsuit involving a massive pig factory farm may proceed.
June 10, 2016
Today, Jim Laybourn (a Wyoming wildlife filmmaker), The Humane Society of the United States and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit challenging the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s illegal efforts to limit public comment in order to fast-track approval of the state’s first trophy hunt of grizzly bears in 40 years.