Animal Welfare Legislation

How the Judicial System Views Our Pets

In April of 2013, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a case ruling by a State Appellate Court involving the question of whether a dog was a family member or property. It upheld a 122 year old legal precedent barring emotional damage claims in a pet’s death. The Texas Supreme Court ruled that pets are property […]

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“Bully” Breed Bans

Would you believe that there are at least 75 breeds of dogs that are either banned or regulated, from the small Pug to the giant Great Dane. The main so-called “bully” breeds are the Pitbull and the Rottweiler. <ads media=googleAds1 /> Breed Specific Legislation or BSL as it is known, bans or regulates some dog […]


Pit Bull Prejudice

Pit Bull Prejudice Author: Scotlund Haisley, President and Founder of Animal Rescue Corps A healthy relationship with animals demands that we are informed with reliable information so we can make valid decisions that are beneficial to both humans and other animals. Highly charged, hot-button topics abound, especially those that affect animal governing laws. Breed-specific legislation […]

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HSUS-Protect Maryland’s Dogs

August 2012 Maryland’s Court of Appeals ruled that “pit bull” dogs are “inherently dangerous.” This makes the state of Maryland’s policy toward dogs the most unfriendly in the United States. In essence, the ruling states that if a pet bull dog injures someone, not only is the dog owner liable, but so is the owner […]

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ASPCA Urges Support of Humane Egg Bill

Dear Animal Advocates, The vast majority of egg-producing hens in our country live in miserable and cruel conditions. Thankfully, important legislation has been introduced in Congress to help improve these animals’ lives. The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (S. 3239/H.R. 3798) represents a joint effort between the egg industry and animal protection groups […]

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ASPCA-Horse Slaughter Vote Alert

News from the ASPCA on the upcoming vote on the Agriculture Appropriations bill. Dear Animal Advocates, Great news! Congress is busy setting the federal budget for fiscal year 2013, and on June 19, Rep. Jim Moran’s amendment to block use of taxpayer dollars for horse slaughter inspections was approved by the House Appropriations Committee! This […]

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Cruel Practice of Hounding

Hounding is a so-called “sport” using dogs with high-tech radio collars including GPS to chase and run down animals. With a portable receiver, the “hunter” just waits for the signal that the dogs have trapped the animal. The hunter follows the signal reaching the trapped animal and shoots it at point-blank range. Both the dogs […]

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HSUS-Help Improve Lives of Hens

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of HSUS asks you to help end cruel treatment of egg-producing hens. Last week, S. 3239, federal legislation to reform the egg industry and ban barren battery cages, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., with a bipartisan group of original cosponsors. This bill (identical to […]

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Ohio Prohibits Wild Animals as Pets

Thanks to the efforts of the Humane Society of the United States, private citizens are banned from having wild animals as pets. Current owners must microchip their animals and register them. Exotic animal owners who have had their local, state or federal licenses revoked are prohibited from holding such animals. Up till now Ohio was […]

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HSUS Important News

News on Exotic Animals, Horse Soring, and Hounding of Bears and Bobcats Posted: 23 May 2012 01:44 PM PDT – Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO of HSUS There’s major news on three fronts where The HSUS has been demanding reform and new protections for animals. More specifically, in all three cases we are seeing substantial […]