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Kentucky Honors Rescue Dog’s Story of Survival with “Ethan’s Law”

May 14th, 2024

May 11th, 2024 Paws Up! To Kentucky Legislators for Passing Law to Expand the Legal Definition and Punishment for Animal Torture The state of Kentucky is known and loved for many things: their soulful bluegrass music, their popular baseball team, and even their world class bourbon. But for many, animal welfare may not be the […]

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Kangaroos Will Not Be in the Homes of New Hampshire

May 14th, 2024

Paws Up! For New Hampshire’s Vote Against Legalizing Private Wildlife Ownership Most people like Australia’s most famous cultural export, the kangaroo. But would they want one in their home? That is the question legislators in New Hampshire faced when looking at House Bill 1325-FN. Representative Tom Mannion sponsored this bill to lower the legal barriers […]

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Massachusetts Could Change Animal Lives with this New Housing Bill

February 22nd, 2024

February 22nd, 2024 Paws Up! Massachusetts Senate Proposes Bill to Protect Dogs from Housing Discrimination A safe, warm home is one of the most basic necessities for any animal. Despite being a simple need, securing homes for families who have companion animals is becoming an increasingly complicated issue in our modern world. One of the […]

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New York joins the Movement to End Wildlife-Killing Contests

February 14th, 2024

Paws Up! New York Governor Signs Legislation to End Wildlife Killing Contests February 14th, 2024 The forests across our nation are teeming with fascinating animals, and the predators of this landscape stand out as iconic figures of the wild world. But these creatures are much more than just symbols of cunning, loyalty, or resilience: they […]

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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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