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Colorado Bill Seeks To Deter Puppy & Kitten Mill Breeders

January 25th, 2020

Paws Up!January 24, 2020 To Colorado Representative Monica Duran and Senator Mike Foote for introducing a bill to ban the sale of cats and dogs by commercial breeders. Today, companion animals are a common sight in many households. Cats and dogs are among the most prevalent. Sharing your life with a pet can be a […]

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South Carolina’s Senate Bill 885 Strives To Better Protect Turtles From Illegal Wildlife Traffickers

January 23rd, 2020

Paws Up!January 17, 2020 To South Carolina Senators Sheheen, Campsen, and McElveen for sponsoring SB 885 to amend the current law to close a loophole to protect its native turtles, other reptiles, and amphibians from illegal wildlife traffickers. Turtles’ natural protection against predators is their shell. When that predator is human, their shell is useless. […]

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NH and MA Possibly Following NY’s Footsteps for Declawing Bans

January 22nd, 2020

January 22, 2020 Legislators in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have recently introduced bills that would ban cat declawing, following New York’s landmark ban of the practice just last year. Proponents of the ban, including many veterinarians and animal welfare activists, agree that declawing is an outdated and inhumane practice with severe physical and emotional effects […]

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A Young Animal Advocate In KY Is Being A Voice For Shelter Pets

January 18th, 2020

Paws Up!January 18, 2020 To Ethan Branscum and his family for promoting shelter pets by contacting Representative Graviss to make them Kentucky’s official state animal. Creating a more humane world for animals takes time. Animal welfare advocates span all ages, but it is the next generation who will be the changemakers for animals. In Kentucky, […]

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West Virginia May Put an End to Dog Racing

January 18th, 2020

January 18, 2020 West Virginia is the only state that still subsidizes greyhound racing, according to WV Senate President Mitch Carmichael. Every year, the WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund is given $15 million of gambling revenues to support the breeding of greyhound dogs who will be forced into a life of running in circles so […]

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