Humane Society Legislative Fund

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BORN OF THE UNION OF The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals, the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) is a 501(c)(4) lobbying organization dedicated to advancing laws that will protect animals ― and to fighting laws that would harm them.

The HSLF advocates for state and federal legislation to stop animal cruelty and suffering.  Our opponents have large war chests for legislative and political work.  As a (c)(4) organization, the HSLF can spend an unlimited amount of our income on lobbying work ― helping to level the playing field for animals. We may not be able to match our opponents dollar for dollar, but we will be more aggressive and more effective.  By contributing to the HSLF, you can be a part of the animal protection movement's new political force.

Donations to the Humane Society Legislative Fund can be used to lobby for state and federal laws to protect animals from cruelty and therefore are not tax deductible

Humane Activist (ISSN 1524-5233) is Published 5 times a year by the Humane Society Legislative Fund.  To subscribe to Humane Activist and to receive our annual Humane Scorecard, send a $10 or higher donation to the Humane Society Legislative Fund at 519 C Street NE, washington, DC 20002, or contact us at 202-452-1100 or humaneactivist at

No permission is required for the reproduction of text from Humane Activist, provided that 1) It is not altered, 2) the context does not contradict its spirit and intent, and 3) credit is given as follows: Reprinted from Humane Activist/Humane Society Legislative Fund.  For information on the reproduction of photographs or other graphics, please contact the managing editor mblankenshlp at

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