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The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund take on the big fights: the ones that have the greatest long-term impact for the most animals. On Election Day, we prevailed once again with two decisive and historic victories, one for farm animals in California and another for greyhounds in Florida.

In a vote that promises to benefit tens of millions of farm animals, California voters spoke loud and clear by approving Proposition 12. The measure, approved by a supermajority of 60 percent, creates a bright-line legal standard that prohibits the confinement of egg-laying hens, pigs used for breeding, and calves raised for veal in cages or crates so small that they are essentially immobilized for their whole lives. It also requires that eggs, pork and veal sold in California meet this same standard. We are grateful to our coalition partners who helped make this victory possible.

In Florida, voters passed – by a nearly 69 percent vote – a measure to ban greyhound racing. We needed just 60 percent of the voters with us to win, and we took nothing for granted. Working with our allies at GREY2K USA Worldwide, the Doris Day Animal League and others, we gave it our all, and since Florida has 11 of the remaining 17 racetracks in the country, the vote to end racing here is a major step toward sounding the death knell for this cruel “sport.”

FA0C6B97-65B1-4A3B-9F19-86AA592B0832But the Trump administration is proposing policies that reverse this progress.  To help and to find out more, visit the African Wildlife Foundation.

Save the Date!
Tuesday, October 30
8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT

Save the Date ! Tuesday, October 30 8pm EDT 5pm PDT

October 30th at 8pm EST, Join us for a special discussion of PETA’s work to stop cruel experiments on animals.

It’s been nearly four decades since PETA’s first-ever eyewitness investigation—the historic Silver Spring monkeys case—swung laboratory doors open to the public, revealing the immense suffering of animals abused in cruel and deadly experiments.

We’ve never stopped working to end their misery, and backed by dedicated, caring people like you, we’re winning new victories for animals in laboratories every day. Today, our campaigners are persuading some of the world’s largest corporations to end cruel animal tests, our investigators are exposing and stopping deadly experiments at universities, and our scientists are helping researchers develop—and government officials embrace—new effective, non-animal testing methods that are keeping millions of animals from being poisoned, cut open, and killed.

But as long as experimenters are breeding dogs with debilitating diseases, force-feeding newborn rats alcohol, and squandering taxpayer dollars on tormenting and killing mice, birds, primates, and other animals, we must do more.

Please join PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo, scientist Dr. Emily Trunnell, and me for a special town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 30, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT for an inside look at PETA’s campaigns to get animals out of laboratory cages. I hope you’ll join us!

There are two ways you can participate in this meeting. You’re encouraged to join us online as we discuss all our work to spare animals painful tests. If you’d like to attend via computer, simply visit at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on October 30 and you’ll be able to watch the presentation through your web browser and submit your questions online. We’ll send you a reminder e-mail a few minutes before the meeting begins. If you’d like to participate by phone, just click here and provide us with your contact information. PETA will then call you shortly before the meeting begins. You can also attend by calling toll-free 1-844-881-1316.

I hope you’ll join us on October 30 for this exciting town hall meeting and learn how you can do even more to end the suffering of animals in laboratories.

Kind regards,

Ben Williamson
Senior International Media Director


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This Saturday October 13, from 6-9pm

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Please join AV: Baltimore, MD and local activists in a powerful demonstration to call attention to the cruelty involved in the meat, dairy, and egg industries. Bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. Please wear black clothing.


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All materials (such as posters and leaflets) will be provided. Note that reserved parking will not be available, and please be prepared for the weather. If you can’t make it, you can still help by taking action here.


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Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Sincerely yours,

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Kearney Whelan Robinson
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