Hoosiers, it’s time to hold legislators accountable

The Indiana Humane Scorecard is available for the first time this year, offering a new resource for Indiana voters whose compassion for animals influences which political candidates they support. Holding legislators accountable on animal-welfare issues is critical as we strive to make our voices louder than those who hurt animals for sport or profit. By […]

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 […]

Californians – Where do your state legislators stand on animal protection?

As we come to the end of 2023, we reflect on the legislative and political progress made by our movement for animals. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom signed four animal protection bills this year. These newly passed laws will expand veterinary access, keep families and pets together during extreme weather events, and support alternatives to […]

Have your federal legislators come through for animals this year? Check the Humane Scorecard preview!

Each year, we use the Humane Scorecard to provide a snapshot of some key animal protection issues and this year is no different. There are many new members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in the 118th Congress who need to see the importance of animals in our communities—and there’s still time. We […]

The 2023 Illinois Humane Scorecard is here! Did your state legislators make the grade on animal protection?

Modeled after our longtime federal Humane Scorecard, the Humane Society Legislative Fund’s state scorecards hold state legislators accountable to a range of humane interests—and have become increasingly influential with those who value the well-being of animals. As we work together to advance the animal protection agenda in your state, we need to first know where […]

Calling all Virginians – Where do your state legislators stand on animal protection?

The 2023 Virginia Humane Scorecard is now available online, and we encourage voters to use it as a tool when they approach the ballot box this year. Holding legislators accountable to humane interests is critical as we strive to make our voices louder than those of the trophy hunters, factory farmers, and puppy mill lobbyists. […]

China legislators to revise Animal Husbandry Law

Photo taken on May 27, 2021 shows cattle at a farm in Yining county in Kazak autonomous prefecture of Ili, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/Xinhua] China will improve disease monitoring of livestock and poultry to prevent public health risks by revising the Animal Husbandry Law, a senior legislator told a news conference on […]

Do your federal legislators measure up on animal welfare? Use the Humane Scorecard to find out

Accountability is key to our efforts to secure the passage of animal-friendly federal legislation. We are accountable to our supporters as well as to the animals we seek to defend, and we never forget who we’re working for. We also work continuously to hold elected officials accountable for their track records wherever the interests of […]

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