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Rep. Tony Cardenas Re-Introduces Federal Ban on Greyhound Racing

July 16th, 2021

Paws Up! To CA Representative Tony Cardenas for re-introducing H.R. 3335, the Greyhound Protection Act of 2021. July 16, 2021 After a year fraught with uncertainty amid the pandemic, California Congressman Tony Cardenas has re-introduced H.R. 3335, The Greyhound Protection Act. This bill would phase out all live dog racing in the United States. Currently, […]

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Senseless Wildlife-Killing Contests Are Now Prohibited in Maryland

June 30th, 2021

June 30, 2021 Paws Up! To Governor Hogan for supporting efforts to stop the needless killing of wildlife through organized contests by signing House Bill 296. Wildlife has a part to play in keeping nature’s ecosystem balanced. When that balance is disrupted by humans who encroach on undeveloped land for residential, commercial, or agricultural purposes […]

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150 Tule Elk Died in Confinement Due to Lack of Food and Water

June 30th, 2021

Paws Down! To the National Park Service for neglecting basic needs of elk confined on the Point Reyes National Seashore in California. June 30, 2021 Because ranchers were having trouble finding enough pasturage for their free-grazing cattle due to the tule elk population in the area, the National Park Service confined the tule elk of […]

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Update: Governor Abbott Vetoes Safe Outdoor Dogs Bill

June 24th, 2021

Paws Down! To Texas Governor Greg Abbott for vetoing a bill that would have given more protections to dogs. June 24, 2021 In a disappointing upset, HB 873, the Safe Outdoor Dogs Bill, was vetoed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott after it sailed through the House and Senate this spring. Governor Abbott claimed the bipartisan […]

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Colorado Governor Signs the “Traveling Animal Protection Act”

May 29th, 2021

May 25, 2021 Paws Up! To Governor Jared Polis for protecting wild animals from being used in traveling animal acts by signing the “Traveling Animal Protection Act.” Wild animals used for human entertainment, bears riding bikes, tigers jumping through rings of fire, and elephants standing on their hind legs, are slowly diminishing. Animal advocates have […]

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