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Now that the 2014 election's behind us, get a sense for how those returning to Congress have voted on the animal issues most important to you. [image credit: Jennifer Kunz]

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It was because of your support that we were able to help elect many humane lawmakers around the country in this year's midterm elections. Now the real work to pass humane laws begins. Make a gift to help us advocate for animal-friendly legislation. We can't do it without you! [image credit: Matt Prescott]

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One of the U.S. House's first agenda items in the lame-duck session is the Government Reports Elimination Act--a bill to cut down on congressionally mandated agency reports. Efficiency is good, but there's one report on the chopping block that covers a topic American consumers care a lot about: the sale of dog and cat fur. [image credit: Liz Bergstrom]

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Wolves in Michigan and many humane candidates around the country won in the 2014 midterm election. But a new Congress and new leadership in the states spell new challenges for animals ahead. Get the full round-up of election returns for animals, and a longer view, here. (image credit: Alamy)

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Election outcome: Voters approved Prop 415 to help fund one Arizona county's facility to shelter homeless pets and reduce euthanasia.

Election outcome: Florida's Amendment 1 to protect critical wildlife habitat passed handily last week.

Congress is considering a bill that would crack down on the cruel practice of "soring"--intentionally burning and wounding a show horse's feet and legs just to win ribbons.