Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $395,094 to the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) to support efforts to defeat the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, also known as the King Amendment. The amendment, if enacted, would prevent states from imposing animal welfare standards on the sale of animal products produced in another state. HSLF plans to run targeted advertising, organize new grassroots support and third-party validators, and advocate against the amendment with key congressional committee members.
Update: In January 2020, $129,906 of unspent funds were returned by HSLF. The “grant amount” above has been updated to reflect this.