Puppy Mill Import Rule
Do Not Ship

Victory for dogs, pet parents, and animal advocates! The USDA finalized a rule to prohibit the import of puppies under six months old from foreign puppy mills into the U.S. for resale. It's big. It's good. And it's thanks to many of you. [photo credit: Chuck Cook]

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Humane Cosmetics
How to Be Gorgeous

Did you know that animal testing for cosmetics is still a thing? That shampoo, mascara, or sunscreen on the shelf could've blinded a bunny or hurt other animals used in tests. The great news: We can make quality cosmetics without testing on animals. And the Humane Cosmetics Act would make it illegal to use animals for any cosmetics testing in the U.S. Please ask your legislator to support it. It's the humane, and beautiful, thing to do.

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Soring
Sore Winners

Congress needs to hear from you about horses! The issue: Some trainers are “soring” their horses—intentionally inflicting pain on their hooves—just to make them step higher in shows. Fortunately, a federal bill, the PAST Act, would stop the cruelty. Let’s get it passed!

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Join the movement. Your donation will help in our fight to crack down on puppy mills, animal fighting, horse slaughter, and more. With just a $10 donation, you'll receive a one-year subscription to Humane Activist, the bimonthly membership magazine of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. (photo: Kristin Murphy/For The HSUS)

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