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Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Increase Protection for the West Indian Manatee

September 25th, 2021

September 23, 2021 Paws Up! To House Representatives Darren Soto and Vern Buchanan for introducing House Resolution 4946 to protect the West Indian manatee that is dwindling drastically. The West Indian manatee can be found lazily, cruising through the warm waters of Florida. These large, docile creatures, referred to as “sea cows,” survive on submerged […]

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Wolves Are In Danger of Being Endangered…Again

September 21st, 2021

Paws Down! To the state legislatures of Idaho and Montana for promoting the deregulation of hunting and killing of wolves after they were removed from the Endangered Species List last year. September 21, 2021 After a contentious battle over the listing status of the American gray wolf last year, they were sadly removed from the […]

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Wild Horses Are Being Removed by the BLM in Sand Wash Basin, CO, and Utah

September 14th, 2021

September 9, 2021 Paws Down! Hundreds of wild horses and burros are removed from their habitat by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (FS) in an effort to manage increasing herd populations. Millions of dollars are spent executing these roundups and caring for the horses and burros in long-term holding facilities. A […]

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California Legislators Pass Bill to End Captive Dog Blood Banks

September 3rd, 2021

Paws Up! To Senator Scott Wilk and Assembly Member Richard Bloom for leading a bipartisan effort to shut down captive donor blood banks in California. September 3, 2021 An often overlooked and forgotten necessity for our animals in times of medical crises is donated blood. Just like humans, many times dogs with traumatic injuries or […]

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Illinois Bans Retail Sale of Pets in Stores

August 28th, 2021

Paws Up! To Illinois Governor Pritzker for signing a bill that will require pet stores to only offer shelter animals up for adoption. August 28, 2021 Illinois has just joined ranks with California and Maryland for banning retail pet stores from selling animals obtained from commercial breeding facilities, or puppy mills. Retail pet stores often […]

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