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A New Bill Would Help Save Sharks

July 15th, 2019

July 15, 2019 According to a study published by The Journal for Marine Policy, an estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year. The deaths are largely caused by a practice called shark finning, in which fishermen cut off a shark’s fin and leave the animal to bleed to death or suffocate without one of […]

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Congress Introduces Humane Retirement Act

July 15th, 2019

July 15, 2019 This year, dogs and cats who have spent most of their lives in laboratories and research facilities may get a chance at a “normal” life thanks to NY Rep. Kathleen Rice, who spear-headed the bill entitled “The Humane Retirement Act” or H.R. 2850. The bill, which was introduced in Congress just two […]

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NY Lawmakers Pass Cat Declawing Ban

June 11th, 2019

Paws Up! To New York legislators for voting to ban cat declawing. June 11, 2019 Last week, New York lawmakers voted in favor of a bill that would prohibit veterinarians from performing declawing surgeries on domesticated cats. Once a common practice among veterinarians, onychectomy (cat declawing) is the amputation of the joints of a cat’s […]

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Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Ohio Are Striving To Make A Safer World For Pets

May 31st, 2019

May 24, 2019Paws Up! To Representatives in Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Ohio for supporting bills to create animal abuse registries. Legislators throughout the United States are joining forces to help combat animal abuse by supporting legislation that would create public registries for convicted offenders. Tennesse pioneered the first statewide animal abuse registry in 2016. […]

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Arizona Governor Increases Animal Abuse Penalty to Felony

May 30th, 2019

Paws Up! To Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for signing House Bill 2671, which will increase animal cruelty penalties to felony status. May 30, 2019 Arizona has recently stepped up to the plate yet again to help animals in their state. According to this article, starting August 2019, anyone convicted of animal cruelty will be charged […]

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