Humane Society of the United States, The

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Animal protection

Lobbying Interests:
Humane treatment of all animals including wildlife, exotic (non-native) species, companion animals and farm animals.

Title:
Manager-Lobbying, Reporting, & Accounting

Contact
LRJ
Linda R. Jones
1255 23rd St., NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037
(410) 987-0252
(202) 778-6126
ljones@humanesociety.org
http://www.humanesociety.org/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Megan Nicholson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/15/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Jack O'Meara Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/15/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 30
Assembly Bill 30
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait or feed in logs or stumps.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/9/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20210209_HSUS-WI-blackbear-baiting-testimony-Oppose AB30-2-10-2021.pdf

Assembly Bill 341
Assembly Bill 341
Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/24/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 368
Assembly Bill 368
Relating to: grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/20/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
ASA 1 defeats the original intent of AB 368 - to strengthen cruelty protections for companion animals - by removing protections for hunting dogs. ASA 1 also contains added language that could disproportionately impact multigenerational families.
Assembly Bill 598
Assembly Bill 598
Relating to: farm-raised game bovids. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This bill allows canned/caged hunting of numerous non-native species including antelope, saiga, wildebeest, impala etc. Removes non-native bovids from W.S.A. 951.09 which generally prohibits hunting of tied, staked out, caged, confined animals.
Assembly Bill 1073
Assembly Bill 1073
Relating to: prohibiting cat declawing procedures.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 1162
Assembly Bill 1162
Relating to: eliminating the mandatory wolf hunt. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/21/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 45
Senate Bill 45
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait or feed in logs or stumps.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 14

Against
Notification Date
2/2/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 347
Senate Bill 347
Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/21/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 366
Senate Bill 366
Relating to: grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/8/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
We support the original bill language but do not support the amended language of SSA 1 as it specifically removes animal cruelty protections for dogs used for hunting. Dogs used to hunt should be provided the same protections as non-hunting dogs.
Senate Bill 563
Senate Bill 563
Relating to: farm-raised game bovids. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This bill allows canned hunting of numerous non-native species including water buffalo, antelope, saiga, wildebeest, impala etc. Removes bovids from W.S.A. 951.09 which generally prohibits hunting of tied, staked out, caged, confined animals.
Senate Bill 580
Senate Bill 580
Relating to: eliminating the mandatory wolf hunt. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 618
Senate Bill 618
Relating to: requiring the repeal of hunting, trapping, and fishing administrative rules in conjunction with promulgation of new rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 620
Senate Bill 620
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 1001
Senate Bill 1001
Relating to: prohibiting cat declawing procedures.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Declawing of cats
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Declawing of cats

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/18/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Legislation related to possession of dogs by those convicted of serious felonies (LRB-0071/P1)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation related to possession of dogs by those convicted of serious felonies (LRB-0071/P1)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/4/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics relating to animal welfare and animal cruelty
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Topics relating to animal welfare and animal cruelty

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/21/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Any proposal relating to wolves, wolf management, wolf conservation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal relating to wolves, wolf management, wolf conservation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/21/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Management of Grey Wolves in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Management of Grey Wolves in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$14,236.22
2021
July - December
$14,570.94
2022
January - June
$12,976.23
Total $41,783.39
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
23.75
2021
July - December
19.00
2022
January - June
11.50
Total 54.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
102.00
2021
July - December
101.25
2022
January - June
36.75
Total 240.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 15 %
Relating to: grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: farm-raised game bovids. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: farm-raised game bovids. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 13 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 19 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 16 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures