HAHS also acts as an advocate, or voice, of the hooved animal. We do this by supporting legislation--both in our state, other states, and on a federal level--that protects the welfare of hooved animals. HAHS was instrumental in the passage of the original Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act in 1973.


HAHS believes that education is the key to the prevention of abuse and neglect of hooved animals. One way that we share our knowledge with others is through our investigators, who work with owners to raise their standard of care. We educate in lots of other ways too, by:

  • offering links to other animal health and humane organizations
  • recommending books on animal health and humane care
  • hosting informational events both on the farm and around the state
  • producing a quarterly newsletter with articles on animal health, legislation and other issues