Archive for 2015
Yesterday, Panera Bread – with nearly 2,000 restaurants – became the latest company to fortify its commitment to strong animal welfare policies, pledging to go completely cage-free for its egg supply in the coming years. In addition, last week, Kellogg’s and TGI Fridays also set . . .
In as emphatic an electoral triumph as you will see in American politics, Washington voters approved I-1401, giving the measure decisive majorities in every one of the state’s 39 counties. The measure to criminalize the trade in the parts of 10 different species and taxa . . .
Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important step toward curbing the illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife when it passed the Global Anti-Poaching Act (H.R. 2494). This bipartisan legislation, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Ranking Member . . .
Voting ends tomorrow in the statewide election in Washington, and the big item on the ballot for animal advocates is I-1401, the most comprehensive anti-wildlife trafficking proposal ever considered in a state. Polling indicates the measure has a strong lead, but we are taking nothing . . .
“Support for ending the cruel and wasteful slaughter of America’s horses spans the political spectrum; it’s not a partisan issue — this is a quintessentially American issue. It’s about our values, our heritage, and what we tolerate as a society. Truly, this is a common . . .
With the end of an era of invasive experiments on chimpanzees at hand, and the National Institutes of Health aiming to retire the vast majority of its government owned chimpanzees to the national chimpanzee sanctuary, the three laboratories that house privately owned chimpanzees are no . . .
During the throes of the political fight in California over Prop 2, we got wind that the American Egg Board – a Congressionally authorized body that manages millions of dollars that accrue from a tax on every egg sold, and that is charged with promoting . . .
In a stroke of very good news, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced last Friday that there would be no mountain lion hunting season in the state in 2016. Nebraska’s first and only mountain-lion-hunting season occurred in 2014, when hunters killed five lions, and it . . .
Inspector General Report Confirms Mass Slaughter of Wild Horses During Reign of Then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
On Friday, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a damning report about the Bureau of Land Management’s mismanagement of wild horses. The report concluded that agency officials did nothing to prevent a notorious livestock hauler from acquiring . . .
We’re coming down to the wire in Massachusetts on the first critical phase of action for our ballot initiative to phase out the extreme confinement of animals in cages or crates on factory farms. We have until November 18th to gather signatures from 95,000 registered . . .