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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)
dog-catHelp Pass a National Animal Cruelty Law

No animal should be crushed, burned, or impaled -- and yet there are people in our country who engage in these awful acts of cruelty. Let your legislators know you support the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which will make it a federal crime to commit malicious cruelty to an animal anywhere the federal government has jurisdiction.

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...