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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. UPDATE: Mayor Bill de Blasio signed this into law on 11/25/2019. Restaurants and grocers will have 3 years to comply. New York City is the melting pot where visitors […]

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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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Chief of EPA Sets Goal to End Animal Testing by 2035

September 28th, 2019

September 28, 2019 This month, a major step was taken for animals in laboratory testing. On September 10th, the Chief Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, stated that he will phase out laboratory testing of chemicals and pesticides on animals by the year 2035. In his memo that was released to the public, […]

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