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Issues: http://www.hslf.org/issues/?credit=web_id418747317#.W2IrzX4nbUY

Taking Action:


Animals in Research

  • FederalHR 2790 Humane Cosmetics Act: Support
  • FederalHR 816 Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act:Support
  • FederalHR 1243 Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act: Support
  • FederalS 498 Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act:Support
  • FederalHR 1141 Pet Safety and Protection Act:Support
  • FederalHR 3197 Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act: Support

Farm Animals

  • FederalHR 1752 The Voluntary Checkoff Program Participation Act: Support
  • FederalS 740The Voluntary Checkoff Program Participation Act: Support
  • FederalS 741The OFF Act: Support
  • FederalHR 1753The OFF Act: Support
  • FederalS 2421Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act: Oppose
  • FederalS 3099Strengthening Antibiotic Oversight Act: Support
  • FederalHR 1587 Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act:  Support


  • FederalHR 2542 Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act: Support
  • FederalHR 424 Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017: Oppose
  • FederalS 164 Gray Wolf State Management Act: Oppose
  • FederalS 1460 Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017: Oppose
  • FederalHR 2603 Saving America’s Endangered Species (SAVES) Act: Oppose
  • FederalS 1514 Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act: Oppose
  • FederalHR 3005 Grand Canyon Bison Management Act: Oppose
  • FederalHR 224 Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act: Oppose
  • FederalHR 1274 State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act: Oppose
  • FederalHR 717 Listing Reform Act: Oppose


  • FederalHR 113 Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act: Support
  • FederalS 1706 Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act: Support
  • FederalHR 1338 Horse Protection Amendments Act of 2017: Oppose
  • FederalHR 1847 Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act: Support
  • FederalS 2957 Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act: Support
  • FederalHR 2032 Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: Support
  • FederalHR 2651 The Horseracing Integrity Act:Support

Pets & Cruelty

  • FederalHR 909 Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act: Support
  • FederalS 322 Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act:Support
  • FederalHR 1494 Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act: Support
  • FederalHR 1406 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017:Support
  • FederalH Res 401 Global Resolution urging countries to end the dog and cat meat trade: Support
  • FederalH Res 30 A resolution condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade. Support
  • FederalH Res 776 National Animal Rescue Day: Support
  • FederalHR 398 Help Extract Animals from Red Tape (HEART) Act: Support
  • FederalS 2633 Help Extract Animals from Red Tape (HEART) Act: Support
  • FederalHR 2327 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act:Support
  • FederalHR 2225  Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act:Support
  • FederalHR 2625  Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act:Support
  • FederalHR 3792 Animal Emergency Planning Act: Support
  • FederalHR 2801 HOT CARS Act of 2017:Support
  • FederalHR 4202 Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement: Support
  • FederalHR 4691 Welfare Of Our Friends (WOOF!) Act:Support
  • FederalHR 4693 Puppy Protection Act:Support
  • FederalHR 5315 Planes Ensuring Total Safety (PETS) Act:Support
  • FederalS 2556 Welfare Of Our Furry Friends (WOOFF) Act: Support
  • FederalHR 6278 Animal Violence Exposes Real Threat of Future Gun Violence (AVERT Future Gun Violence) Act

Regulatory Action

  • FederalHR 1368 Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act: Support
  • FederalS 503 Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act: Support
  • FederalHR 21 Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017:Oppose
  • FederalHR 26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017:Oppose
  • FederalHR 2887 No Regulation without Representation: Oppose
  • FederalHR 3599 Protect Interstate Commerce Act: Oppose

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Important Legislative Initiatives Advanced by AWI—Working for the Passage of Animal Welfare Laws Since 1951


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