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Efforts To Save the North Atlantic Right Whale Are Underway

April 13th, 2022

March 16, 2022 To Senator Cory Booker and Congressman Seth Moulton for introducing the Right Whale Coexistence Act of 2022 to protect the imperiled right whales. Whales are magnificent creatures of the sea that help support life on our planet by storing carbon in their bodies and contributing to the health of aquatic ecosystems. According […]

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Congress Members Introduce Prohibition of Wildlife Killing Contests

April 13th, 2022

Paws up! To Representative Steve Cohen for Tennessee, and over a dozen other members of Congress for introducing H.R. 7398: Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests Act of 2022. This bill would prohibit wildlife killing contests on public lands, and for other purposes. April 13, 2022 The Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests Act of 2022 was introduced on […]

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Virginia Gov. Expands Protection to Cats and Dogs Being Sold to Animal Testing Facilities

April 6th, 2022

Paws Up! To the Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, for signing a package of bills that expand the protection of cats and dogs bred to be sold or transferred for experimental purposes under Virginia’s cruelty to animals law.   April 5, 2022 Gov. Youngkin signed several bills on April 4, 2022. Collectively, the bills expand […]

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Roadside Zoo Owner Facing Trial for 46 Counts of Animal Cruelty

March 17th, 2022

Paws Up! To the Frederick County, VA, Circuit Court for denying the zoo owner’s attempts to dismiss his animal cruelty charges so he must face trial. March 17, 2022 In the fall of 2019, law enforcement agencies seized over one hundred animals from Wilson’s Wild Animal Park in Winchester, Virginia, following several complaints of animal […]

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VA Legislators Introduce Several Bills to Tighten Restrictions on Breeding Facilities

March 9th, 2022

Paws Up! To the Virginia General Assembly for introducing several measures to tighten restrictions and increase penalties for animal abuse and neglect at breeding facilities. March 9, 2022 Undercover investigators recently released disturbing footage of the inside of a dog breeding facility located in Cumberland, Virginia. This facility, owned by a medical and research supply […]

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