Federal Legislation

Mink VIRUS Act

House of Representatives Mink VIRUS Act (H.R. 3783) Sponsor: Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) Take Action Mink on fur farms incubate diseases such as COVID-19 and avian influenza, creating the perfect conditions for new variants to...

Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act

House of Representatives Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act of 2023 (H.R.3656) Sponsors: Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV), David Schweikert (R-AZ), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) Take Action Led by Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV), David Schweikert (R-AZ)...

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Farm Animals Act

House of Representatives Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Farm Animals Act (H.R. 243) Sponsor: Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) Take Action The Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Farm Animals Act—introduced in the House of Representatives by...

Preventing Future Pandemics Act

House of Representatives Preventing Future Pandemics Act (H.R. 151) Sponsors: Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL-05) and Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) Senate Preventing Future Pandemics Act (S. 37) Sponsors: Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Cory Booker...

Captive Primate Safety Act

Nonhuman primates (including apes, monkeys, lemurs, and lorises) are highly intelligent and typically social wild animals whose needs are irreconcilable with the realities of a captive life as pets.

Chemical Poisons Reduction Act

Every year the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program spends millions of taxpayer dollars on lethal predator control. A portion of the program’s substantial expenditures is dedicated to poisoning wildlife with an extremely dangerous...

Farm System Reform Act

The Farm System Reform Act was introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) in the House of Representatives and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate. This legislation—supported by over 200 animal welfare, sustainable agriculture, environmental...

Horse Transportation Safety Act

Hauling horses in double-deck trailers is dangerous and inhumane. These trailers do not provide sufficient headroom for horses to stand upright. They often endure long journeys in cramped positions and suffer serious injuries.

Prevent All Soring Tactics Act

Soring—which involves intentionally inflicting pain on a horse’s hooves and front limbs to produce an exaggerated high-stepping gait known as the Big Lick—remains a persistent and rampant practice in Tennessee walking horse competitions.

Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act

A survey conducted by the FWS revealed that more than half of all refuges allow trapping of wildlife. Trapping on the NWRS is allowed for predator control, facilities management, population management, recreation, commerce, and subsistence...

Save America’s Forgotten Equines Act

The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act would prohibit the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption, as well as the export of live horses for the same purpose.

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