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More Research Is Needed After Livestock Transport by Sea Amendments

November 14th, 2022

November 13, 2022 Paws Up! Animal welfare organizations, concerned citizens, the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture are working together to improve the humane transport of livestock by sea from the U.S. mainland to the island. Animal welfare advocates in Hawaii have been working tirelessly to raise awareness concerning the lack of […]

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Update: Taking Lead Out of Ammunition and Tackle

November 12th, 2022

Paws Up! Representative Robert Wittman introduced the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2022 to prohibit lead ammunition and lead tackle. November 11, 2022 In May of this year, S.4157: LEAD Act of 2022 was introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth to ban lead ammunition due to its toxicity. Most recently introduced, on September […]

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Cats and Dogs Should Not Be On the Menu

November 12th, 2022

Paws Up! Representative Rodney Davis aims to initiate agreement to end the consumption and trade of cat and dog meat globally. November 11, 2022 When many of us think of cats and dogs, we think of our beloved companion animals. We share our homes, hearts, and free time with these animals. For some, these companion […]

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Birds Are Protected From Dangerous Light Pollution in Maui County, HI

October 31st, 2022

October 17, 2022 Paws Up! The Maui County Council passed an ordinance to protect birds and other animals from the dangers of artificial light. Electricity and the light bulb are two inventions that significantly changed everyone’s lives. Many cannot imagine living without its convenience today, but outdoor artificial light has a negative side—it impedes the […]

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California Strives to Keep Families and Their Animals Together in Low-Income Housing Units

October 25th, 2022

October 17, 2022 Paws Up! Governor Newsom signed legislation to help keep animals with their families by restricting low-income housing units built in 2023 from charging a monthly pet fee. The companionship of an animal is priceless. People who share their lives with one or more animals will wholeheartedly agree that they receive more from […]

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