Bucco Bill to Create Special License Plates for State Animal Clears Committee

Legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would authorize the creation of specialized license plates for New Jersey’s State animal was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. Sen. Anthony Bucco’s bill that would authorize the creation of specialized license plates for New Jersey’s State animal was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. […]

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 […]

State Rep. Shusterman touts Elmwood Park Zoo animal rescue efforts – Daily Local

A rendering shows plans for a veterinary hospital and welcome plaza at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Part of the zoo’s comprehensive plan, the project made possible by a $30 million anonymous donation. (Photo courtesy Elmwood Park Zoo) PAOLI — State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester, and her staff recently visited Elmwood Park Zoo to learn about […]

Animal Equality Introduces Legislation to Protect Animals in Brazil’s State of São Paulo

Animal Equality, with State Deputy Carlos Giannazi, recently organized a public hearing at the State of São Paulo’s Legislative Assembly to discuss four crucial animal protection bills. The proposed legislation aims to end some of the cruelest practices endured by farmed animals. If these bills are passed, they would have the following impacts: Live animal […]

Mount Vernon Animal Shelter to reopen thanks to $1 million in state aid

The long-troubled Mount Vernon Animal Shelter won’t remain closed thanks to a $1 million infusion from New York state that will pay for renovations and enhanced services at the nearly 50-year-old facility. The state funding was announced Friday by Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and state Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow four months after the city’s decision to […]

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. […]

Texas VegFest Brought Out Animal Lovers and Activists from Across the State

After 2 years postponed due to Covid, Texas VegFest came back with a vengeance. On Saturday, April 8, hundreds of people gathered at Fiesta Gardens near downtown Austin for the 2023 Texas VegFest organized by the Texas Veg Foundation. The free event featured great speakers and music, plant-based eats–from Indian pakoras and mini pizzas to […]

Discover the 14 Official State Animals of North Carolina

↓ Continue Reading To See This Amazing Video Every state in the United States has official animal symbols, but North Carolina takes it to the next level. Legislators in the Tar Heel State have named 14 different animals as official state symbols. But in a state with such a wide array of fauna, why not […]

As Biden delivers State of the Union address, we’re urging 6 priorities for animals

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech marks a midway point in his term, and for us, an opportunity to assess the administration’s animal protection priorities.  Like many animal advocates, we were buoyed by the legislative successes we helped to secure as 2022 closed. At year’s end, a […]

Life or death for wolves hinges on state management plans

Next month marks the one-year anniversary of the return of federal Endangered Species Act protections to wolves in most of the lower 48 states—a stunning victory that resulted from a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States and key allies. While we continue to celebrate that win, our effort to protect wolves […]

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