Federal Legislation

Horse Transportation Safety Act

Bill Name: Horse Transportation Safety Act Sponsors: Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) Representative Peter King (R-NY) Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) Contact Your Legislators Hauling horses in double-deck trailers is dangerous and inhumane....

Big Cat Public Safety Act

House of Representatives Bill Name: Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1380) Sponsor: Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) ) Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL-05) Contact Your Rep What the Bill Does The Big Cat Public Safety Act...

Captive Primate Safety Act

House of Representatives Bill Name: Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 1776) Sponsor: Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) ) Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) Contact Your Rep What the Bill Does Nonhuman primates (including apes, monkeys, lemurs, and...

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.