Breaking: U.S. Congress has new chance to stop horse soring

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In 1970, the U.S. Congress passed the Horse Protection Act to end the cruel practice of horse soring, which is the use of caustic chemicals, chains, weighted shoes, hard objects, cutting and other painful techniques to force horses to perform the artificial, high-stepping gait known as the “Big Lick” […]

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 […]

Animal Equality Delivers 100,000 Signatures to Mexican Congress

On March 14th, efforts to include animals in the Mexican Constitution reached a significant milestone when Animal Equality’s team presented 100,000 petition signatures in Mexico’s Congress of the Union. This effort is part of Animal Equality’s broader campaign to secure constitutional recognition for animals in Mexico. Because animal welfare laws are currently determined by local […]

2022 in review: How did your Members of Congress score on animal protection issues?

Today, I’m pleased to share our Humane Scorecard for the second session of the 117th Congress, a strong reflection of the success of our animal protection agenda in 2022. The scorecard tracks key co-sponsorships, votes and other animal-friendly actions by federal lawmakers. It’s more than just an accountability tool, however. It creates greater awareness and […]

Tuesday’s Election will shape the future of humane laws in Congress

Election Day will determine the composition of the U.S. Congress for 2023 and 2024. Every member of the U.S. House of Representatives and 35 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for election this year—and the consequences for animals will be profound. Passing humane laws at the federal level begins by electing humane candidates to […]

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Wins Animal Wellness Action Endorsement for Reelection to Congress

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn. Wayne Pacelle Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick is arguably the leading animal welfare advocate in the House, as lead author of multiple bills for animals and a fighter for the cause of halting animal cruelty.” — Wayne Pacelle, president at Animal Wellness Action PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES , October 19, 2022 / — […]

Rep. Rosa DeLauro Wins Animal Wellness Action Endorsement for Congress

Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Pacelle in October of 2021 in Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is one of the leading voices on animal welfare policy in the nation.” — Wayne Pacelle, president at Animal Wellness Action NEW HAVEN , CONNECTICUT , UNITED STATES , October 18, 2022 / — Today, Animal Wellness Action, a […]

Rep. Nancy Mace Wins Animal Wellness Action Endorsement for Congress 

Rep. Nancy Mace on Primary Election Night | Photo: Nancy Mace Rep. Nancy Mace and Marty Irby in Beaufort, S.C. in December 2021 Exploring Monkey Island where monkey’s are bred for terrible animal experiments Rep. Nancy Mace and Marty Irby in March of 2022 in Washington, D.C. discussing the FDA Modernization Act, and Minks Are […]

A Trophy-Hunting Ban Could Hurt Animals More Than It Helps

Congress is again considering a ban on importing hunting trophies from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Republicans and Democrats alike have championed such import bans in the past. Supporters claim a ban will conserve wildlife by discouraging Americans from traveling to Africa and killing wildebeests, zebras, elephants and other charismatic megafauna. But banning trophy hunting could […]

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