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HSUS works on a variety of issues including factory farming, animal fighting, puppy mills, fur, and trophy hunting. Although not affiliated with local "humane societies," HSUS supports local shelters with training and funding. One of the organization’s more controversial campaigns is its backing of the "Certified Humane Raised and Handled"
label, for meat from animals who have been raised according to the standards of Humane Farm Animal Care. HSUS also organizes the annual Taking Action for Animals
conference in the Washington DC area, and has a legal department that litigates on behalf of animals.
HSUS was one of the main proponents of Proposition 2
, banning veal crates, gestation stalls and battery cages in California. HSUS also helped pass the federal ban on dog and cat fur, state bans on horse slaughter, and the ban on cockfighting in Louisiana, the last state where cockfighting was legal.