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Iowa Legislators Introduce Bill to Limit Local Governments’ Ability to Enforce Animal Welfare Laws

March 16th, 2021

Paws Down! To the Iowa Senate Committee on Agriculture for voting in favor of limiting city governments’ enforcement of puppy mills and other inhumane animal establishments. March 16, 2021 At the beginning of March, the Iowa Senate Committee on Agriculture considered a bill–SF483–which would prohibit city and county governments from passing ordinances against puppy mills […]

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A Federal Bill to Protect Animals During Emergencies Has Been Introduced

March 9th, 2021

March 2, 2021 To Representative Dina Titus for sponsoring H.R. 1442 to protect animals in emergencies at USDA-licensed facilities. Currently, over 9,000 facilities⚊animal dealers, animal exhibitors, animal transporters, and animal researchers⚊are licensed through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The animals at these facilities receive minimal to no protection from the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Sadly, […]

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Update: WV Bill to Increase Specific Forms of Animal Cruelty to a Felony Fails

March 5th, 2021

March 3, 2021 Paws Down! To the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee for not passing Senate Bill 309 that sought to increase the punishment for some forms of animal cruelty. Many animals throughout the U.S. are suffering and dying from lack of food, water, veterinary care, proper shelter, abandonment, and confinement in motor vehicles. Recently, […]

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Iowa Legislators Are Speaking Up Against Breed Bans

February 27th, 2021

February 20, 2021 To Iowa Senator Chris Cournoyer (R-District 49) for introducing a bill to keep cities and counties from passing breed-specific laws. In many animal shelters throughout the United States, an abundance of pit bulls are waiting for their forever homes. Sadly, these canine companions are born at a disadvantage because of the stigma […]

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Oklahoma Is Advocating for Tethered Dogs

February 19th, 2021

February 18, 2021 Paws Up! To Oklahoma Representative Micky Dollens for introducing House Bill 1580 to help tethered dogs. February is helping to raise awareness about the dangers of continuously chaining dogs during Unchain a Dog Month. Many dogs throughout the United States are suffering at the end of a chain from the lack of […]

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