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Massachusetts Governor Baker Signs Bill Providing Research Animals with the Opportunity for Adoption

August 13th, 2022

August 10, 2022 Paws Up!To Governor Baker of Massachusetts for signing House No. 901 to require research facilities to offer cats and dogs used for research the chance to be adopted by a loving family. The inhumane treatment that countless dogs endured in the Envigo breeding facility in Cumberland, Virginia, was heartbreaking. One inspection report […]

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Cats Are Now Protected From Painful Declawing in Maryland

June 13th, 2022

June 9, 2022 To Governor Larry Hogan for signing Senate Bill 0067 banning the painful practice of declawing cats. Did you know that only two states in the United States protect cats from being declawed? Until recently, New York was the only state that banned individuals from getting their cats declawed. According to a news article, Maryland joined New […]

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Update: Individuals Who Intentionally Harm or Kill a Police Dog Will Face Harsher Penalties in TN

June 13th, 2022

June 12, 2022 To Governor Lee for signing Joker’s Law to increase the penalties for injuring a police dog In the fall of 2021, Deputy Eduardo Choate and K-9 partner Joker from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee responded to a robbery call. Law enforcement officers and K-9s, like Deputy Choate and Joker, put […]

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Illinois Offers a Plant-Based Lunch Option

June 13th, 2022

Paws Up! To Governor JB Pritzer, for passing House Bill 4089, this requires all Illinois school districts to offer a plant-based option. June 7, 2022 HB 4089 was signed into effect on May 13, 2022, by Governor JB Pritzer of Illinois. This bill is an amendment to the School Breakfast and Lunch Program Act. This […]

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The End of Poaching Bear Viscera?

June 13th, 2022

Paws Up! Senator Kennedy and Senator Duckworth introduced the Bear Poaching Elimination Act of 2022, which gives needed protection to bears. June 9, 2022 Senator John Kennedy for Louisiana and Senator Tammy Duckworth for Illinois introduced S. 3472: Bear Poaching Elimination Act of 2022 on January 11, 2022. This bill prohibits all items or products […]

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