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HSUS News – Extreme Confinement for Cows

The Ohio Livestock Care Standard Board reversed its decision of last month and voted to phase out the extreme confinement of veal calves. The Board received over 4,700 comments in favor of stronger humane standards. See more: Animal Rights and Your Food Ohio Governor Kasich’s team has allowed an emergency rule on the private ownership […]

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HSUS News on Horse Slaughter

The HSUS reports that some member of the U.S. Congress have removed the protective language to a provision banning horse slaughter on U.S. soil. There is a political campaign to bring horse slaughter back to the U.S. after a 5 year ban. Just a reminder that while it was banned in the U.S., American horses […]

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Another Companion Animal Act Hopeful

The No Kill Advocacy Center reports that Minnesota lawmaker, Representative John Benson, has introduced shelter reform legislation, joining New York State in the fight to save animals. The legislation is called the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA), House File 1735. Here are a few highlights from the CAPA bill: End “convenience” killing when there are […]

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Animal Welfare Alert

Animal welfare organizations such as the ASPCA and the HSUS are asking people to contact their U.S Representatives concerning two amendments. Their votes are critical in protecting animals. Ask them to: Support the Campbell-DeFazio-Peters amendment to stop Wildlife Services use of taxpayer money to kill predators with inhumane methods such as poison and aerial gunning. […]

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ALERT – Senate passes ban on crush videos

In a previous Alert, we advised you that after passing in the House of Representatives, the bill to ban the sale of crush videos was going to the Senate. Another victory – the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 5566. It goes back to the House to act on the Senate version of the bill. Contact your […]

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A Victory in Florida

Thanks to the efforts of Best Friends, there is a victory in Florida. Governor Rick Scott has just signed into law Senate Bill 722 spearheaded by Best Friends and sponsored by Rep. Garcia of Miami and Sen. Norman of Tampa. The law states that dogs in Florida, saved from dog-fighting busts, will no longer be […]

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A Victory – Delaware’s CAPA Act

Thanks to the efforts of the No Kill Advocacy Center, Wilmington, Delaware’s non-profit No Kill shelter, Faithful Friends and groups such as Stray Haven Animal Sanctuary, the Governor of Delaware has signed a progressive law protecting companion animals. The Delaware Companion Animal Protection Act mandates that a shelter must coordinate with rescue groups and if […]

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PUPS Act Reintroduced

The ASPCA advises that the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act was again brought before Congress for the third time on March 1st. The bill, presented by Jim Gerlach (R-PA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Lois Capps (D-CA) and CW Bill Young (R-FL) requires any breeder who sells or offers to sell more than 50 dogs […]