May 7, 2013
The Vermont state legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill to help crack down on irresponsible breeding. H.50, sponsored by Rep. John Bartholomew, D-Hartland, is now awaiting Gov. Peter Shumlin’s signature.
May 3, 2013
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed two important companion animal welfare bills into law. The bills establish better protections for dogs in commercial dog breeding facilities and support spay/neuter programs in West Virginia.
April 24, 2013
)--Connecticut residents participating in Humane Lobby Day met with lawmakers to advocate for several bills that would improve the welfare of animals in the state. Participants lobbied in support of H.B. 6317, which ban the inhumane confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates, and H.B. 5027, which requires minimum standards of care for dogs in large-scale puppy mills and prevents the sale of dogs from breeding operations that do not meet those standards.
April 17, 2013
New Yorkers concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day to meet with lawmakers and lobby for better animal protection laws designed to strengthen anti-cruelty statues, eliminate the extreme confinement of animals on factory farms and protect sharks from the cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade.
April 16, 2013
Michiganders concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Lansing on Tuesday to lobby for better laws to protect pets and exotic animals and to oppose the legislature’s underhanded attempt to stifle the voting rights of Michigan citizens on wildlife issues.
April 12, 2013
Animal welfare advocates including North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare, Susie’s Law, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Humane Society of Charlotte, SPCA of Wake County, United Animal Coalition and The Humane Society of the United States applaud Rep. Jason Saine, R- 97, for introducing a bill to ensure that dogs are treated humanely in commercial breeding facilities.
March 13, 2013
Illinois residents converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Illinois on Wednesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws to protect pets and wildlife. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.
March 5, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, is pleased to announce that Connecticut state Reps. Auden Grogins, D-Bridgeport, and Diana Urban, D-North Stonington and Stonington, have been selected as Connecticut’s Humane State Legislators for 2012.
February 27, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend federal lawmakers for reintroducing legislation that will close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act regulations that currently allows puppy mills to sell dogs over the Internet without any oversight or standards of care.
February 26, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, SPCA of Wake County and Guilford County Animal Shelter were called in by Sampson County Sheriff’s Office to help rescue more than 60 dogs from a Sampson County, N.C., property.