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 29, 2016
The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional. The Ivory Education Institute – a group promoting ivory use – challenged the law in 2015.
November 23, 2016
Today, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a 2014 state law passed to circumvent a citizen vote blocking a proposed Michigan wolf hunt is unconstitutional. The law would have enabled state wildlife officials to resume a wolf hunt if the species were dropped from federal Endangered Species Act protections in the Great Lakes region.
October 14, 2016
National Pasteurized Eggs—sold in grocery stores nationwide under the Davidson’s brand—is misrepresenting how its eggs are produced, according to a federal complaint filed by The Humane Society of the United States
October 14, 2016
“PuppyFind” faces consumer lawsuit alleging deceptive conduct for promoting the sale of sick puppy mill puppies
A group of consumers filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against the Arizona-based online puppy marketplace PuppyFind.com.