Animal Rights

Colorado Reignites Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering Debate
In The States
Colorado Reignites Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering Debate
2021-03-23 19:01:31
by Sara Wilkerson

DENVER - A bill that would establish standards of care for every dog and cat housed in an animal shelter or rescue facility in the state passed a crucial test in the Colorado legislature this week. HB1160, known as the... Read More

NM Lawmakers Move Bill to Outlaw Traps, Poisons on Public Land
In The States
NM Lawmakers Move Bill to Outlaw Traps, Poisons on Public Land
2021-03-22 19:57:06
by TWN Staff

SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act which would prohibit traps, snares and poisons on public lands. The vote was 35-34. The measure, Senate Bill 32, passed the New Mexico... Read More

Hastings, Buchanan Revive Bipartisan Quest to End Animal Testing
Animal Rights
Hastings, Buchanan Revive Bipartisan Quest to End Animal Testing
2021-03-12 18:37:15
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON – Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., are reviving their quest to establish a National Center for Alternatives to Animals in Research and Testing and ultimately curtailing the use of animals in federally funded research.  Their bill, the Humane... Read More

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Push To Block Wild Mustang Capture
Environment
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Push To Block Wild Mustang Capture
2019-12-13 15:06:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote the House and Senate appropriations panels this week, asking them to withhold funding from a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of 130,000 wild horses across the west in the... Read More

Dog-Friendly Event Calls Attention to Lab Animal Retirement Legislation
Animal Rights
Dog-Friendly Event Calls Attention to Lab Animal Retirement Legislation
2019-12-06 21:41:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -Earlier this week members of Congress sought to draw attention to a bill that would allow for the retirement of dogs, cats and other animals used in federal lab experiments. The bill, called the Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation... Read More

NY Mayor Bans Sale of Foie Gras, Limits Central Park Horse Carriage Operation
Animal Rights
NY Mayor Bans Sale of Foie Gras, Limits Central Park Horse Carriage Operation

NEW YORK — Mayor de Blasio limited when horse carriages can operate in hot weather — six years after pledging to rid the city of the industry entirely. Hizzoner signed a package of legislation addressing animal welfare issues on Monday,... Read More

California Lawmakers Ban Exotic Animals at Circuses
State News
California Lawmakers Ban Exotic Animals at Circuses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Circuses in California would no longer be allowed to include wild animals under a bill state legislators sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday. Should Newsom sign Senate Bill 313, circuses in the state will no longer... Read More

Johns Hopkins Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Claims
Litigation
Johns Hopkins Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Claims

BALTIMORE — An animal rights group has filed a complaint against Johns Hopkins University for what it describes as botched surgeries on nine dogs that led to their paralysis and euthanasia. This is the second complaint filed with the U.S.... Read More

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