Support policies and policy makers that support animal protection.
PAST Act - U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019 - H.R. 693
The PAST Act would end the use of “soring” of horses, ban the use of large stacked shoes and ankle chains (devices associated with soring), strengthen penalties, and make it illegal to sore a horse for the purpose of showing or selling it. The U.S. House passed the PAST Act in a landslide 333 to 96 vote. Read our press release here and learn more about Animal Wellness Action’s successful PAST Act campaign here.
Welfare of Our Friends Act of 2019 - H.R. 1002
The WOOF! Act would prevent a dog breeder whose USDA license has been suspended or revoked from continuing to operate through a new license acquired by an immediate family member or who resides at the same address. Read bill here.
Providing Responsible Emergency Plans for Animals at Risk of Emerging Disasters Act - H.R. 1042
The PREPARED Act would require that research facilities, dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, carriers, or Federal research facilities develop, document, and follow a contingency plan to provide for the humane handling, treatment, transportation, housing, and care of its animals in the event of an emergency or disaster. Read bill here.
Puppy Protection Act - H.R. 2442
The Puppy Protection Act will amend the Animal Welfare Act to require the Department of Agriculture to expand standards that govern the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals to include new requirements for commercial dog dealers. Read bill here.
To learn more about wildlife and farm animal campaigns, and how you can help, visit our political arm, Animal Wellness Action,