New star-studded push for the Humane Cosmetics Act on Capitol Hill

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We took to the halls of power in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a full day of events in support of the Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R. 5399, a bill to end animal-based cosmetics testing in the U.S, usher in a new era of cutting-edge testing methods, and prohibit the […]

Animal Equality Signs Letter of Opposition In Response to Dangerous EATS Act

The meat industry is making a last-ditch effort to fight against California’s recently-upheld Proposition 12 and animal protection laws like it. The proposed EATS Act could undo decades of animal protection progress if passed. Fortunately, a strong coalition of organizations is fighting back. This past week, a diverse group of 158 organizations, including Animal Equality, […]

Animals need humane-minded voters to act on their behalf. Register now.

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In the U.S., today is National Voter Registration Day, which is a chance to recognize and celebrate the potential of our collective role and influence as voters. Now more than ever, our nation needs compassionate, courageous legislators to act in support of animals and to defend against the many […]

EATS Act could devour animal welfare laws and must be stopped

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Americans are taking a stand against one of the gravest assaults on animal welfare, unfolding right now in the U.S. Congress, where a radical faction of the pork industry is pushing to include the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act (H.R. 4417/S. 2019) in the Farm Bill. We’re not […]

Experts gather on Capitol Hill to condemn dangerous EATS Act

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The U.S. Congress has been the scene of many a power grab over the years, but few have been as brazen as the current bid to tack onto the upcoming farm bill a vague and overreaching measure known as the EATS Act (S. 2019 in the Senate, with companion […]

Good news: Big Cat Public Safety Act rules are now a reality

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block For over a decade, we have been fighting hard to prevent the suffering and abuse of captive big cats, confronting a dangerous industry and the individuals who take advantage of these animals. And we celebrated in December of last year when President Biden signed the Big Cat Public Safety […]

Breaking: New threats to grizzlies, wolves and Endangered Species Act emerge in Congress

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources voted in favor of six bills and resolutions that threaten to remove protections from grizzly bears and gray wolves and weaken the Endangered Species Act. This “grab bag” of danger includes: The Trust the Science Act, H.R. 764, would […]

Wildlife ACT wins First at WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards

On 4 April, Wildlife ACT won the Gold Award for ‘Best Nature-Positive Tourism’ at the WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards. This significant award recognised the organisation as first place in Africa for this category – a tremendous achievement for our team.  Wildlife ACT’s Bookkeeper, Katie Bradley; and Fundraisings and Partnerships Manager, Pippa Orpen attended the […]

Call to Action: The Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act

We’ve launched a new Compassion Campaign urging you to support the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act. This vital new legislation will, in addition to many other critical changes, protect farmed animals intentionally left behind during natural disasters. This legislation is personal to us here at Animal Place.  In 2005, Hurricane Katrina decimated a number of commercial […]

Puppy Protection Act brings hope for dogs languishing in puppy mills

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In West Point, Iowa, a large-scale, commercial breeding facility called the Stonehenge Kennel contains more than 800 dogs. Here, since 2015, more than 100 dogs have been found sick or injured; some had open lesions and could barely walk. As recently as December 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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