The Humane Society of the United States

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The HSUS works to advance public policies—including at the state and federal levels—to protect animals from cruelty and abuse.

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  • January 12, 2017

    U.S. House leaders introduce legislation to prohibit slaughter of American horses

    Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113, was introduced by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Ed Royce (R-Calif.), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.). The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Legislative Fund announced their enthusiastic support for the legislation.

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    November 9, 2016

    Oklahoma Voters Crush Deceptive, Overreaching “Right to Harm” Power Grab

    Animal advocates and family farmers are celebrating the defeat of Oklahoma’s State Question 777, with more than 60 percent of voters opposing the measure.

  • November 8, 2016

    Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass anti-wildlife trafficking Measure 100

    By an overwhelming majority of 70 to 30, Oregon voters issued a powerful statement for the protection of the world’s endangered animals by passing Measure 100, the ballot measure to stop endangered wildlife trafficking in Oregon.

  • October 18, 2016

    The Humane Society of the United States urges “no” vote on Colorado Amendment 71

    Colorado Amendment 71 aims to transfer power away from voters, making the state more vulnerable to powerful interests, including agribusiness, at the expense of Colorado citizens.

  • October 6, 2016

    Animal welfare on the ballot in November

    When voters go to the polls this November, they won’t only be making decisions about which elected officials will represent them.

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