Blog : an In Depth Look at the Issues


Nov
26
2018

Ballot measures again prove to be the most effective weapon against systemic animal cruelty

Overshadowed by the national news about the very consequential national election of November 6th was the take-away that animal advocates decisively won two far-reaching ballot measures against...

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Nov
13
2018

House Republicans’ Big Post-Election Idea: Slaughter Endangered Wolves

Something telling and distressing is happening in Washington, D.C. with Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives. They just suffered historic losses in the House, with Democrats picking...

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Nov
07
2018

Major Gains for Animal Protection on Historic Election Night

Voters approve two landmark ballot measures, oust several anti-animal lawmakers.Animal Wellness Action celebrated the overwhelming passage of two animal protection ballot measure wins in Florida and...

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Oct
06
2018

Shooting First and Thinking Second, NRA Fires at Greyhounds

Last week, the National Rifle Association publicly came out against the ballot measure in Florida to phase out greyhound racing, urging members to vote “no” on Amendment 13 in November....

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Sep
24
2018

Trump Gets it Right: Trophy Hunting is a “Horror Show”

While most Americans oppose trophy hunting – treating it as far more unjustified than hunting animals for meat – they have a special revulsion for trophy hunting of threatened and...

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Sep
19
2018

Why is it that Democratic Lawmakers Perform Better on Animal Issues than Republicans

Last week, House Republican leaders brought three animal welfare measures to the floor — a bill to ban the sale of dog and cat meat, a resolution urging other nations to ban that trade too, and...

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Sep
12
2018

U.S. House Passes Legislation to Ban the Sale of Dog and Cat Meat in the U.S.

Today, the U.S. House has overwhelmingly passed legislation to ban the sale of dog and cat meat in the United States, responding to the global movement to keep dogs and cats off the table and sending...

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Sep
07
2018

Our New Tool Allows You to See Where Lawmakers Stand on Animal Cruelty

Today Animal Wellness Action launches a sophisticated online tool to gauge the performance of federal lawmakers on animal issues. Here, in this Congressional Accountability Tool (CAT), you can...

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Aug
28
2018

Animal Issues Hang in Balance as Negotiations Try To Reach Agreement on Farm Bill

As House and Senate negotiators work to complete negotiations on the Farm bill – with Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., prodding lawmakers to settle on the terms of food and agriculture...

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Aug
21
2018

Deregulation Run Amok

In an op-ed this past weekend in the New York Times, hunting enthusiast and outdoors writer Ted Kerasote panned the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to de-list the grizzly...

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Aug
12
2018

Farm Bill Looms, and Animal Issues Hang in Balance

Last week, Animal Wellness Action and other advocacy groups gained some clarity on the way forward for animal issues and the Farm bill, the broad-ranging package of agriculture-related policy issues...

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Jul
31
2018

Welcome to The Policy Animal

Saving animals who are in trouble is a critical strategy for animal protection advocates, since animals are in crisis and extending a hand to relieve their suffering is among the best human...

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