Animal-friendly laws are gaining traction across the U.S.
Lawmakers are increasingly restricting animal testing, puppy mills, and fur sales. Here are three key actions to watch for this year.
Animal-friendly laws and regulations are having a moment in the United States.
Late last month, President Joe Biden signed three long-awaited bills into law: a ban on the tiger cub petting and breeding industry, a prohibition on the buying and selling of shark fins, and the FDA Modernization Act 2.0, which lifts requirements to use animal testing in pharmaceutical development, among other things.
Animal welfare appears to be gaining traction at the state and local levels too, with lawmakers increasingly considering restricting animal testing, puppy mills, fur sales, and fur farming. In December, New York became the 10th state to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, and the Humane Society of the United States now expects at