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Animal Protection Increased in Oregon

September 8th, 2023

Paws Up! Oregon Governor passes two new animal welfare bills. September 8, 2023 Tina Kotek, the Governor of Oregon, signed two bills in July and August of 2023. Both of these bills give added protection to animals in the state. The Governor signed H.B. 2915, which prohibits pet retail stores from selling cats or dogs. […]

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Western Monarch Butterflies Need Help

August 22nd, 2023

Paws Up! H.R. 4350: The MONARCH Act would sustain and conserve the western monarch butterfly population. August 22, 2023 Monarch butterflies are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face when they flutter by. Not only are they beautiful, but they also play a vast role in creating healthy ecosystems, biodiversity, and our food supply. […]

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A Win for Pigs and Calves!

August 22nd, 2023

Paws Up! New Jersey passes a bill to prohibit gestation and veal crates for pregnant pigs and calves. August 22, 2023 July 26, 2023, was a victorious day for pigs and calves in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy signed A.1970/S.1298 into law banning gestation and veal crates in the state. Currently, eleven states have banned […]

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Forced to Race: Will 2023 End Greyhound Racing?

July 27th, 2023

July 2023 Paws Up! A federal bill has been introduced once again advocating to put an end to greyhound racing. Greyhounds—when you think of these athletic creatures, your mind may also connect them to racing. To watch them sprint to speeds up to 40 mph, many may agree that these canines are born to run. […]

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Wildlife Killing Contest Ban Awaiting Governor Hochul’s Signature

July 20th, 2023

Paws Up! New York would become the ninth state to outlaw wildlife killing contests if Governor Kathy Hochul signs the bill. July 20, 2023 A.2917/S.4099 was introduced by Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblymember Deborah Glick. If passed, killing contests in New York would become unlawful. S. 4099 overwhelmingly passed the Senate on June 7, 2023, […]

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