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
April 6, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States is backing a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule banning the trade in large constricting snakes and opposing a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the agency’s action.
April 1, 2015
Rhode Island pet stores are still prevented from selling puppies produced in commercial large-scale puppy mills, under a federal court ruling.
February 5, 2015
Defendants from two suspected Alcorn County, Mississippi puppy mills pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse charges in Alcorn County Justice Court.
January 28, 2015
A coalition of environmental, humane and community organizations filed two lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to address air pollution from factory farms.