Federal Legislation

Help Defeat Proposed Orca Ban

SeaWorld needs your help! Legislation has been introduced in Congress, HR 4019 (Schiff, D-CA) that would bring an end to killer whales at federally licensed facilities, like SeaWorld. Please click here to send a personal letter of opposition to your…

Animal Rights or Welfare – The Big Difference

Huffington Post – The Blog Who, in this day and age, would stand up in parliament and oppose a ban on wild animals in circuses? Andrew Rosindell, the Conservative MP for Romford, did that last week and blocked Labour MP…

Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

Note from the Animal Welfare Council – We are sad to lose the magnificent elephants from the traveling show that allow so many Americans to see them up close and personal.  We understand the decision and thankful to Feld Entertainment…

Animal Cruelty Laws Don’t Depend on Animal Rights

New York Times – Vigorous prosecution of animal cruelty is appropriate, but not based on animal rights. All members of nonhuman animal species are incapable of significant moral responsibilities, and thus affording them “rights” just doesn’t fit. Rather than focusing…

Ag commissioner candidate faults rival on bill to allow horse sale for slaughter

Dallas News AUSTIN — Agriculture commissioner candidate Tommy Merritt is drawing attention to rival Sid Miller’s past support for horse slaughter, noting in a mailer to Republican primary voters that Miller introduced measures in the House to legalize the sale…

Bill Would be Alternative to PAST Legislation

The Horse Magazine By Pat Raia, February 28, 2014 A bill that would give federal lawmakers an alternate way to prevent the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Last year, U.S.…

Judge clears way for domestic horse slaughter

CBS News ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A federal judge on Friday cleared the way for horse slaughterhouses to resume operating in the U.S. as early as next week. U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo in Albuquerque threw out a lawsuit by The Humane…