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Ohio Introduces Tougher Penalties for Animal Abusers

October 3rd, 2019

October 3, 2019 Until recently, people who abuse animals have been able to escape felony convictions and jail sentences due to the leniency of many state and local animal cruelty laws. However, several states have already begun changing the language in their laws and the degree of punishment to better reflect the horrible crimes committed […]

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Illinois Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics

September 30th, 2019

September 24, 2019Paws Up!To Illinois Governor Pritzker for signing SB 0241 to ban the sale of any cosmetics tested on animals after January 1, 2020. Pain is the sad reality for animals that are tested on in the cosmetic world. Hidden beneath the glitz and glam adorning the packaging are countless, torturous hours that animals […]

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Chief of EPA Sets Goal to End Animal Testing by 2035

September 28th, 2019

September 28, 2019 This month, a major step was taken for animals in laboratory testing. On September 10th, the Chief Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, stated that he will phase out laboratory testing of chemicals and pesticides on animals by the year 2035. In his memo that was released to the public, […]

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U.S. House Introduces Horse Transportation Safety Act

September 6th, 2019

September 6, 2019 This spring, Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee introduced the Horse Transportation Safety Act, which would ban the use of double-deck trailers to transport horses throughout the United States. Double-deck trailers allow more horses to be transported at one time, but at the cost of the horses’ welfare. These trailers—which were designed to […]

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North Myrtle Beach Is Striving To Protect Cats and Dogs

August 30th, 2019

UPDATE: North Myrtle Beach City Councilmembers approved the ordinance.

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