Animal protection bills introduced in Brazilian National Congress

In partnership with Animal Equality, Federal Deputy Luciene Cavalcante introduced two animal protection bills in the Brazilian National Congress in March 2024.  If passed, Bill (PL) 783/2024 would ban the killing of male chicks, a common practice in the egg industry due to their inability to lay eggs. This bill proposes the use of in-ovo […]

Breaking: Threat to nation’s strongest farm animal law deepens in U.S. Congress

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Whatever doubt there may have been before, the situation is now crystal clear. The battle over California’s Proposition 12 and the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act (or some other approach to blocking Proposition 12 through the Farm Bill) has been joined, and we’re in the thick of it. […]

These legislators stood up for animals and against dangerous EATS Act in U.S. Congress

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Every year, our Humane Awards recognize elected officials who help animals through public policy efforts in the U.S. Congress. As sponsors of positive legislation, and as champions of strong regulatory reforms, these legislators are in the vanguard of the fight for creating more protections for animals. In addition to […]

How did your Members of Congress score on animal protection issues in 2023?

The results are in! Our final 2023 Humane Scorecard is now available, providing a snapshot of where federal legislators stood on our core priorities for the first session of the 118th Congress. Among the bills we scored for 2023 was a new one, the Better Collaboration, Accountability, and Regulatory Enforcement (CARE) for Animals Act (S. […]

‘Justification of violence, misogyny is shameful’: Congress MP slams ‘Animal’

New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ranjeet Ranjan on Thursday slammed actors Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol’s action thriller film ‘Animal’ and said that “the film’s justification of violence and misogyny is shameful.” In the Rajya Sabha, Ranjan said, “Cinema is a mirror to society. We have all grown up watching films. Cinema has a […]

U.S. Congress has new chance to better protect animals with game-changing bill

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Responsibility for animals’ welfare rests with us all, including the federal government. Our work spans a range of federal agencies, all of which can do something to support the prevention of animal cruelty and suffering. A whole-of-government approach is consistent with the growth of our movement and its influence, […]

Breaking: Major threat to animal welfare emerges in U.S. Congress

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block This year has already been historic for animals, as the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of upholding the strongest farm animal protection law in the country, California’s Proposition 12. This landmark law, approved by voters via ballot measure in 2018, prohibits the in-state production and […]

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 […]

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