When the Law Fails Animals, We Change the Laws

While Animal Equality has made significant progress toward improving the lives of farmed animals, there is still much work to be done. By continuing to propose and campaign for changes in the law and expose cruel practices in factory farms, we hope to create a world where animals are treated with kindness and compassion. With […]

Humane society discusses animal abuse laws

MID-MICHIGAN (WNEM) – A case of animal abuse in Genesee County is prompting calls for stricter punishment for the crime, which is currently a 93-day misdemeanor. “Hearing that dog scream, it just tore at your insides,” said Beth Wellman, the shelter director at the Humane Society of Midland. A family pet animal abuse caught on […]

Animal welfare groups pushing for stricter laws against cockfighting in Ala. as bird flu continues to spread

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Animal welfare groups are calling on Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to push for harsher laws against cockfighting in the state. Leaders said the illegal activity is contributing to the spread of bird flu and putting the commercial poultry industry at risk. “Alabama by far has the nation’s weakest cockfighting law,” President […]

You can help pass state laws to create a more humane world for animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block State legislatures are again in session, and we’re busy in our push for the passage of animal protection laws across the country. In 2022, some 1,300 animal-related bills were introduced in the states, and dozens of valuable measures on both the state and federal levels passed. Highlights in the […]

Insects May Feel Pain, So What Does That Mean For Animal Welfare Laws? : ScienceAlert

At least a trillion insects are killed annually for food and animal feed. Routine slaughter methods include extreme heat and cold, often preceded by starvation. By comparison, ‘only’ around 79 billion mammals and bird livestock are slaughtered every year. Scholars have long recognized that the survival value of pain means many animals experience it, supposedly […]

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 […]

107% rise in non-compliance of animal protection laws

Report from the Home Office’s ASRU highlights a drastic rise in cases of non-compliance with laws around animal testing and the protection of animals in laboratories A new report from the Home Office’s Animals in Science Regulation Unit (ASRU) has shed light on the widespread issue of non-compliance in animal testing and animal protection laws. […]

Strengthen Animal Laws | News, Sports, Jobs

When Ohio’s General Assembly heads back into session, it will have a host of important matters to resolve. Among those is a measure introduced by state Reps. Laura Lanese, R-Grove City, and James Hoops, R-Napoleon, to ban puppy mills and other commercial dog breeders from performing certain surgeries on the animals. Back during […]

Pandemics, Consumption of Animals, and Ag-Gag Laws

Pandemics, Consumption of Animals, and Ag-Gag Laws Posted on April 17, 2020, updated on April 18, 2020 by K. Michael Thanks to the National Review for publishing China’s Wet Markets, America’s Factory Farming by Matthew Scully – a powerful, thought-provoking piece on the consumption of animals as a source of COVID-19 and other pandemics. According […]

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