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 […]

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 […]

New York state bans cosmetics animal testing, capping off a year of wins for animals in labs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature earlier this month, New York became the 10th state in the U.S. to prevent the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals. This represents just the latest gain in a worldwide movement to end cosmetics animal testing on animals. Worldwide, we’re […]

Summit man charged with cruelty, neglect in state police animal probe

Erie shelter takes in 16 English Pointers from commercial breeder More than a dozen English Pointers will be up for adoption at the A.N.N.A. Shelter. A.J. Rao, Erie Times-News It started with a video showing a beagle puppy that investigators believe was feeding off another deceased puppy in its kennel. It led to a discussion […]

Golden Gate Fields owners can sue animal-rights group that disrupted races, state Supreme Court says

The state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to block a lawsuit by owners of Golden Gate Fields against an animal-rights group that allegedly recruited protesters to lie down on the racetrack last year and chain themselves together, briefly bringing horse racing to a halt. In March 2021, four demonstrators climbed a fence to enter the north […]

Student activists spread awareness about shelter animals – Iowa State Daily

Students have created their own service project and campaign, “Adopt Don’t Shop,” as a part of the learning and leadership sciences minor. The minor encourages students to build on their leadership skills while also focusing on what they can contribute to society. Under this minor, students are required to complete a service learning project that […]

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