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Pets & Cruelty
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Americans spend about $60 billion on pets annually—a sign of just how important our four-legged friends are in our lives. Dogs, cats and other pets deserve protections from cruelty and abuse.

We work to stop abusive puppy mills, large-scale breeding facilities that keep animals in tiny cages often with no medical care or human interaction. We also work to crack down on spectators who attend dogfights and cockfights, along with those who expose children to these cruel spectacles.

Fact Sheet: The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013 (pdf)
Protect Domestic Violence Victims and Their PetsProtect Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets

No one should have to choose between leaving an abuser and protecting a beloved pet, yet far too many people are forced to make this very choice. Let your legislators know you support the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which will make sure no one will have to face that choice.

RECENT NEWS ON Pets & Cruelty

May 22, 2013

You can take your dog or cat on an airplane, and stay with your pet in many hotels. But why can’t a companion animal travel with your family on a passenger train?...

May 3, 2013

HSLF president Michael Markarian was a guest this week on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel, to discuss the need for the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act...