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Humane Society Legislative Fund

Don't Turn the Clock Back on Animal Welfare Enforcement

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Michael Markarian

Whether an animal welfare law will be effective often turns on whether it gets adequately funded. Having legislators seek that funding is crucial, especially when there are as many strong competing budget pressures as there are now.

Key Committee to Decide on Footing the Bill for Horse Slaughter

Michael Markarian | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green
Michael Markarian

Adding millions of dollars to the federal budget to inspect foreign-owned horse slaughter plants would be a step backwards for America's iconic horses and a waste of tax dollars.

USDA: Closing Our Borders to Puppy Mills

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

For too long pet dealers looking to make a quick buck have been circumventing U.S. regulations by importing puppies from overseas and across our borders.

Leading Voices Speak Out in Defense of Missouri's Prop B

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

A few Missouri politicians are busy trying to repeal or dismantle Proposition B, the voter-approved Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which sets huma...

A Reprieve for New Mexico Chimps

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The National Institutes of Health has held the transfer of chimps from a New Mexico warehouse to an active research laboratory. It will instead wait for a review of chimps in research.

Send Us Your Bill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The Humane Society Legislative Fund has launched its first-ever "There Oughta Be a Law" contest, and we're asking animal lovers like you to submit your concept for a federal animal protection bill.

Handing Out Awards from Hollywood to Capitol Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

We see cruelty and abuse every day in our work, and it's important to take a step back and celebrate the dedicated and compassionate people who are making a meaningful difference.

Our Change Agenda For Animals

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

When it comes to animal protection, more than a dozen federal agencies have a direct impact on the lives of millions of pets, farm animals, laboratory animals, and wildlife. It's time for change.

NRA Is Firing Blanks

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The NRA spent millions supporting John McCain for President and trying to tarnish the image of Barack Obama, and have little to show for it, given that Obama won swing states where the NRA was most active.

Joe Must Go

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Joe Knollenberg has had 16 years in office to demonstrate where he stands on the humane treatment of animals, and time and time again he has voted against animal welfare reforms.

Paw-litical Pets

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

It's no surprise that pet lovers are speaking out, and over the next 40 days we can expect to hear more from the Demo-cats, Re-pup-licans, and Inde-pet-dents.