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Bill introduced in Senate to end worst practices in puppy mills

By on September 30, 2020 in Uncategorized with 13 Comments
Bill introduced in Senate to end worst practices in puppy mills

A bill introduced in the Senate yesterday would prohibit some of the cruelest practices in puppy mills that are licensed to sell to pet stores and online, like stacking cages of dogs on top of each other, using wire flooring in cages, and leaving dogs . . . 

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New Jersey prepares to open a gruesome black bear trophy hunt

By on September 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 28 Comments
New Jersey prepares to open a gruesome black bear trophy hunt

New Jersey is poised to allow trophy hunters to kill the state’s beloved black bears starting next month using barbaric methods like baiting the animals with piles of rotting sugary food. The plan would also allow hunters to chase bears off state lands, where bear . . . 

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New wolf pups on Isle Royale bring promise of recovery for a struggling population

By on September 15, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
New wolf pups on Isle Royale bring promise of recovery for a struggling population

The first wolf pups in several years have been born on Isle Royale in Michigan, the National Park Service reported this week. This is exciting news. We have followed the progress of the wolves on this remote island close to Canada for years and championed . . . 

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New poll shows overwhelming support in Tennessee for ending horse soring with the PAST Act

By on September 10, 2020 in Uncategorized with 11 Comments
New poll shows overwhelming support in Tennessee for ending horse soring with the PAST Act

More than 83% of Tennessee voters want Congress to end the terrible practice of soring walking horses and related breeds to win ribbons at competitions, a new Humane Society of the United States poll shows. Respondents belonging to both parties in the largely conservative state . . . 

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Whales, dolphins and porpoises are disappearing at an alarming rate; Scientists issue urgent call to reverse the tide

By on September 4, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are disappearing at an alarming rate; Scientists issue urgent call to reverse the tide

Whales, dolphins and porpoises, known collectively as cetaceans, face momentous challenges to their survival today. Many of these animals are disappearing right before our eyes, like the Chinese river dolphin, declared possibly extinct in 2017, and the Mexican vaquita, a species of porpoise that is . . . 

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Breaking news: Netherlands will close all mink fur farms by next year

By on August 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Breaking news: Netherlands will close all mink fur farms by next year

The Netherlands, the first country to report a coronavirus outbreak on its mink fur farms, will close all such farms by March next year, two and a half years ahead of a previous deadline. The decision, reported today by the Dutch national news service NOS, . . . 

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Breaking news: Parent company of Giant Food, Food Lion and Stop & Shop to eliminate cruel cages for egg-laying hens, mother pigs

By on July 31, 2020 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Breaking news: Parent company of Giant Food, Food Lion and Stop & Shop to eliminate cruel cages for egg-laying hens, mother pigs

Ahold Delhaize, the company that owns some of the largest grocery chains in the United States, including Food Lion, Giant Food, the GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, has announced it will only sell eggs from cage-free chickens across all its stores by 2025 . . . 

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Missouri moves to close down a puppy mill that appeared five times in our Horrible Hundred report

By on July 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 8 Comments
Missouri moves to close down a puppy mill that appeared five times in our Horrible Hundred report

Missouri has finally moved to close down a puppy mill owner who’s been on the radar of federal and state inspectors for more than two decades for serious neglect of animals in her facility. Marilyn Shepherd (a.k.a. Marilyn Williams) and her Cedercrest Kennel (a.k.a. Pup . . . 

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Indiana woman who shared videos of herself torturing, killing cats and dogs charged under federal PACT Act

By on July 20, 2020 in Uncategorized with 18 Comments
Indiana woman who shared videos of herself torturing, killing cats and dogs charged under federal PACT Act

An Indiana woman, who shared images and videos on social media that showed her torturing and graphically killing cats and dogs by hanging and skinning them, has been charged under the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, a groundbreaking federal law we helped pass last . . . 

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Court rules California’s foie gras ban is constitutional

By on July 15, 2020 in Uncategorized with 10 Comments
Court rules California’s foie gras ban is constitutional

In yet another court victory against foie gras cruelty, a California judge yesterday ruled that the state’s foie gras sales ban is entirely constitutional, reaffirming California’s authority to keep cruel products out of its marketplace. The latest challenge to the law, which went into effect . . . 

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South Carolina pet owners sue Petland for selling them sick puppies

South Carolina pet owners sue Petland for selling them sick puppies

Newlyweds Megan and Tim Madden were looking to grow their family when they saw a soft-coated wheaten terrier in one of Petland’s targeted Instagram advertisements. It was love at first sight. But when the Maddens met the dog—who they later named Chewie—at the store, they . . . 

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House subcommittees boost funds for key animal protection measures on wildlife trafficking, slaughterhouse kill speeds and horse soring and slaughter

By on July 7, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
House subcommittees boost funds for key animal protection measures on wildlife trafficking, slaughterhouse kill speeds and horse soring and slaughter

Congress has begun its annual process of funding federal departments, agencies and programs, and last night two House subcommittees voted to include several crucial provisions benefiting animals in their FY2021 appropriations bills. The Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee bill presented by Chairman Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., included vital . . . 

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