In the Words of Elvis: Don’t Be Cruel
February 4, 2019

In the Words of Elvis: Don’t Be Cruel

Last month, Priscilla Presley — wife of the late, great Elvis Presley, the “king of rock ‘n roll” — joined our team at Animal Wellness Action on Capitol Hill to voice her support for passage of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, a measure that’s been dangling in… read more

Rolling up the windows on Spaceship Earth
January 24, 2019

Rolling up the windows on Spaceship Earth

Burning fossil fuels and raising and feeding billions of factory farmed animals is killing wild and domesticated animals
For years, animal protection groups have conducted life-saving campaigns to prevent people from leaving pets in cars when the sun is shining and the outside temperatures hover… read more

Federal Courts Deal a Series of Blows to Big Ag
January 14, 2019

Federal Courts Deal a Series of Blows to Big Ag

U.S. District Court nullifies Iowa’s ag-gag law, while U.S. Supreme Court decides not to hear challenges to the nation’s strongest state animal protection laws
Last week, a U.S. District Court declared Iowa’s ag-gag law unconstitutional, making it the fourth measure of its broad type to… read more

Japan’s Shameful, Stubborn Commitment to Commercial Whaling
January 9, 2019

Japan’s Shameful, Stubborn Commitment to Commercial Whaling

In 18th- and 19th-century America, whaling fleets launching from Nantucket and New Bedford, in search of whales in the seven seas, powered a burgeoning economy. Working on a whaling ship was equal parts boring and back-breaking, tough and dangerous for the “iron men on wooden ships” plying the… read more

The 115th Congress (2017-18) in Review
December 26, 2018

The 115th Congress (2017-18) in Review

Key advances for animals and one major setback, while other good and bad initiatives stall
Lawmakers in the 115th Congress got off to an awful start for animals, with Republicans reversing a key legal protection for wildlife in Alaska. But they ended their work nearly two years later by passing… read more

The King (Amendment) is Dead.  Long Live Animal Welfare Reforms.
December 12, 2018

The King (Amendment) is Dead. Long Live Animal Welfare Reforms.

Key leaders in the House and Senate have agreed on a series of compromises to the Farm bill and released a “conference report” today. That action is an antecedent to final up-or-down votes, expected within days, on that measure in the House and Senate. If both chambers pass the Farm bill conference… read more