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Since coming to The HSUS in 2008 as The HSUS's Washington state director, Dan Paul has helped pass bills cracking down on puppy mills and prohibiting the sale of shark fin soup.
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February 4, 2014
The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced that state laws to combat shark finning are not preempted by federal law, a welcome change in course from its previous position that jeopardized these important state laws to protect shark populations.
January 6, 2014
In the fifth annual “Humane State Ranking” report released by The Humane Society of the United States, California held onto first place while South Dakota has the weakest animal protection laws in the nation.
April 15, 2013
Join us on June 8, 2013 for Duchess Sanctuary's Spring Open House and Five Year Anniversary Celebration. Tour the sprawling sanctuary grounds, meet our horses, and learn about how you can become more involved.
February 13, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States is urging Washington legislators to support HB 1787 to help end the painful and unnecessary practice of tail-docking dairy cows in Washington, a top 10 dairy-producing state. Rep. Derek Standord, D-1, introduced the legislation.
January 29, 2013
Citizens from across Washington participating in the annual Humane Lobby Day assembled at the state capital on Monday to rally in support of animal protection legislation and to meet with lawmakers to urge them to pass animal protection bills.