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  • September 19, 2017

    Animal advocates call on L’Oréal to join efforts to end cosmetic animal cruelty

    The #BeCrueltyFree campaign has issued a public call urging L’Oréal to support legislative efforts to ban cosmetic animal testing and sales worldwide. Despite more than 200 companies in the cosmetics industry having already thrown their weight behind the campaign and legislation, L’Oréal — one of the industry’s largest players — has been conspicuously quiet and sidestepped weighing in on this important proposal in Congress.

  • August 31, 2017

    The McGrath Farm Animal Public Policy Internship—Campaigns

    Learn to better advocate for farm animals. Apply for our McGrath Farm Animal Public Policy internship.

  • August 22, 2017

    Proposed Westport, Connecticut ordinance would overturn longstanding trapping ban

    The Humane Society of the United States is speaking out as the town of Westport, Connecticut, is considering changes to the current town code to allow the use of trapping to control coyotes. The proposed change would allow homeowners or the town Board of Selectman to hire wildlife trappers to trap and remove coyotes from private and public property. Coyotes would likely be captured using leghold traps.

  • August 10, 2017

    Big problems under the big top: How you can help wild animals in circuses and traveling shows

    All Animals magazine, September/October 2017

    While the now-shuttered Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was the biggest name in the circus world, it was never the only player: Around the country, traveling animal acts continue to pop up at county fairs and local showgrounds, typically with little scrutiny of how they’re treating their animals.

  • August 3, 2017

    Federal legislation introduced to prohibit slaughter of American horses, end export of horses

    Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of inhumane 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.

  • July 27, 2017

    House approves $5M for equine-assisted therapy to aid veterans

    Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Veterans Affairs’ Adaptive Sports Grant Program for equine-assisted therapy. The amendment increases funding by $5 million for fiscal year 2018.

  • July 26, 2017

    House votes to defund painful dog experiments at VA facilities

    This evening the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote passed a bipartisan amendment to the defense appropriations bill that will end taxpayer funding for painful experiments on dogs at Veterans Affairs hospitals for fiscal year 2018.

  • May 24, 2017

    Gov. Sandoval of Nevada signs bill banning sexual abuse of animals

    Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., signed a measure into law that explicitly bans human sexual activity with animals, which isn’t covered under existing law.

  • May 18, 2017

    Senate committee approves ban on shark fins

    The Humane Society Legislative Fund and The Humane Society of the United States applaud the passage of S.793, the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017, by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this morning. S.793 would prohibit the import, export, sale and trade of shark fins. The HSUS and HSLF urge the Majority Leader to schedule the measure for Senate floor action soon.

  • May 12, 2017

    West Virginia man faces felony charges for animal sexual abuse

    The Humane Society of the United States is congratulating the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia for filing felony animal cruelty charges against Victor Zandlo of Brenton for suspected animal sexual abuse, as well as for removing Zandlo’s remaining animals.

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