Federal Legislation

Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act

The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017, introduced by Representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and Dave Trott (R-MI), would prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats in...

Big Cat Public Safety Act

House of Representatives Bill Name: Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1818) Sponsor: Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) Representative Walter Jones (R-NC) Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA) SEND YOUR LETTER H.R. 1818, introduced by Reps. Jeff Denham...

Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act

House of Representatives Bill Name: Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1759) Sponsor: Representative Ryan Costello (R-PA) Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-NM) The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA), introduced...

Chemical Poisons Reduction Act

House of Representatives Bill Name: Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017 (H.R. 1817) Sponsor: Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-FL) Peter DeFazio (D-OR) Contact Your Legislator Every year the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program spends...

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....

Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act

Any member of a household can become a victim of domestic violence: spouses or partners, children, elderly relatives, even companion animals. In fact, fear of what might happen to their pets keeps many human victims...

The 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 methods include applying caustic chemicals, using plastic wrap and tight bandages to "cook" those chemicals deep into the horse's flesh for days, attaching chains to strike against the sore legs, inserting hard objects such...

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.