Federal Legislation

CECIL ACT

The CECIL Act would greatly limit the ability of sport hunters to import trophies of imperiled species. Specifically, it would prohibit—absent a permit—trophy hunting imports of species that are proposed for listing as threatened or...

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.

Big Cat Public Safety Act

The Big Cat Public Safety Act is an urgently needed solution to the problem of big cats kept as pets in unsafe and abusive circumstances. Wild animals imprisoned in basements or backyards not only suffer...

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.

Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act

The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 would prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats in the United States for human consumption. Background Although commercial sales of dog and cat meat are...

Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act

House of Representatives Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 2863) Sponsors: Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-03) and Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ-06) Senate Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (S. 2121) Sponsor...

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 two extremely dangerous...

Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement (ORCA) Act

Orcas do not belong in captivity. They are too socially complex, too intelligent, too long-lived and simply too large to thrive in confinement. On March 17, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced landmark legislation that would...

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act

The federal law prohibiting the creation and distribution of “crush videos” does not cover the underlying acts of animal abuse, which can occur beyond the reach of state cruelty laws. The PACT Act closes that...

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...

Humane Cosmetics Act

Cosmetics testing on animals is inhumane, untrustworthy, not cost effective, and at odds with the laws and regulations of many countries throughout the world. The Humane Cosmetics Act would phase out animal-based testing for cosmetic...

Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) 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.

Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) 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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