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U.S. District Court Upholds Proposition 12 for Farm Animals

October 22nd, 2020

Paws Up! To Federal District Court of Appeals for upholding Proposition 12 to protect farm animals. October 22, 2020 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld their ruling last Thursday that California’s Proposition 12 does not violate the commerce clause, much to the chagrin of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Proposition 12, or the […]

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Fish and Wildlife Commission Catch Flying Squirrel Smugglers

October 21st, 2020

Paws Up! To the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for stopping the trafficking of flying squirrels. October 21, 2020 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has just arrested seven people tied to a wildlife trafficking ring in central Florida, and they expect to make more arrests soon. Over the course of three […]

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Prefiled Bill Aims to Include Animal Neglect as a Form of Torture in Kentucky

October 20th, 2020

Paws Up!October 14, 2020 To Kentucky Representative Chris Freeland for prefiling a bill that would amend KRS 525.135 to add animal neglect as a form of torture. If you share your house with a companion animal, then you know how much your furry friend relies on you for sustenance, shelter, and veterinary care to live […]

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NJ Black Bears Will No Longer Be Hunted in 2021

October 14th, 2020

Paws Up!October 6, 2020 To the New Jersey Fish and Game Council for choosing to ban black bears from being hunted in 2021. The sighting of a black bear can leave one awestruck and maybe even a little unnerved. These omnivorous creatures can range anywhere from 90-600 pounds. They are more active during the spring […]

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Congress Introduces Bipartisan Plan to Stop Wildlife Trafficking

October 10th, 2020

Paws Up! To Senators Cory Booker and John Cornyn for introducing the Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2020. October 10, 2020 According to a recent article by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the United States imports roughly 200 million live wild animals annually. Many of these animals are then slaughtered and sold for human […]

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