The Humane Society of the United States

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The Humane Society of the United States works around the country to support animal welfare legislation, fight animal cruelty in all forms, and engage citizens to promote the protection of animals. Find out what's happening in your state » Access our advocacy toolkit »

Here's a small sampling of the issues we're working on across the country. Find alerts specific to your state »

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  • Massachusetts, protect farm animals from cruelty

    Massachusetts, farm animals need your help. Lawmakers who opposed the Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals are now pushing to establish a deceptive livestock board. Their new measure, H.441, would create a politically unaccountable board that could put agribusiness interests over the safety and protection of animals in Massachusetts.

  • Speak up for dogs and cats in Maryland laboratories

    Although Maryland generally prohibits the private possession of certain dangerous wild animals—big cats, bears, and primates—a loophole in the law allows many unqualified facilities to keep and breed these dangerous animals in unsafe, cruel conditions simply by obtaining a USDA license.

  • Massachusetts: Keep animal protections and food safety decisions in the hands of voters and lawmakers

    Help prevent the creation of an unbalanced and unaccountable board that could impede protections for Massachusetts' farm animals and put agribusiness interests over the safety and protection of animals in Massachusetts.

In Your State

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