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The PACT Act Is Waiting for President Trump’s Signature

November 7th, 2019

Paws Up!November 7, 2019 To the House and Senate for passing the PACT Act that would make the egregious acts of torturing animals for crushing videos and other acts of animal cruelty a felony. Animal cruelty has many ugly faces, from extreme neglect to vicious acts of violence. The road to end it has been […]

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Controversial Foie Gras May Have Met Its End In NYC

November 6th, 2019

Paws Up!November 6, 2019 To New York City Councilmember Carlina Rivera (D-District 2) for sponsoring Int. No. 1378 to ban the sale of force-fed poultry products. New York City is the melting pot where visitors and residents can sample a variety of food from all over the world. Foie gras is one of those delicacies […]

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Major Department Stores Are Making Major Humane Changes

October 29th, 2019

October 29, 2019 Clothing store giants Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s have stepped forward to end the sale of animal fur in their stores. Last week, CEO of Macy’s, Jeff Gennette, stated that the stores would be phasing out fur products and permanently banning them by 2021, and he said that Macy’s and Bloomindale’s will offer many […]

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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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