Progress for Animals in 110th Congress

Congress made important strides on animal protection in the past two years, including passing legislation to ban puppy imports from foreign puppy mills, strengthen federal law on animal fighting, and respond to the scandal of tainted pet food. Our undercover investigation of the Hallmark slaughter plant, which prompted the largest beef recall in American history, also led to eight congressional hearings and legislation to address major problems in humane handling oversight and food safety. On this and other issues, prospects are bright for even more reforms in the new Congress and Obama Administration. Get the details on our work in the 110th Congress.