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2021-09-17 18:02:44
by Dan McCue
FWS to Consider Possible Listing of Western Gray Wolf

A pair of petitions seeking a determination that gray wolves are a threatened or endangered species in the western U.S.... Read More

A pair of petitions seeking a determination that gray wolves are a threatened or endangered species in the western U.S. have convinced federal officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take a closer look at the situation. “The... Read More

2021-08-17 19:39:10
by Brock Blasdell
Online Animal Trafficking A ‘Significant Challenge’ for US Says New Report

A recently released report on the status of illegal online wildlife trafficking has revealed thousands of endangered or illegal animals,... Read More

A recently released report on the status of illegal online wildlife trafficking has revealed thousands of endangered or illegal animals, parts and trophies are being digitally advertised in the U.S. The report, dubbed Digital Markets: Wildlife Trafficking Hidden in Plain... Read More

2021-07-21 13:17:47
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Dog Cancer Treatment Gets Green Light from FDA

WASHINGTON - Dog-owners whose pets are diagnosed with a common form of cancer now have a federally approved treatment option. ... Read More

WASHINGTON - Dog-owners whose pets are diagnosed with a common form of cancer now have a federally approved treatment option.  That new treatment, the first fully approved drug for canine lymphoma, has shown the conditional track of animal medicine can... Read More

2021-07-20 19:44:02
by Ansley Puckett
Animal Advocates Push for DC Legislation in Welfare Advocacy Training

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare legislation scheduled to come before the D.C. Council.  The event focused on the Animal Care and Control Omnibus Act, The... Read More

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

DENVER - A bill that would establish standards of care for every dog and cat housed in an animal shelter... Read More

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

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

SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act which would prohibit... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON – Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., are reviving their quest to establish a National Center for... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote the House and Senate appropriations panels this week, asking them to withhold... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -Earlier this week members of Congress sought to draw attention to a bill that would allow for the retirement... Read More

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

NEW YORK — Mayor de Blasio limited when horse carriages can operate in hot weather — six years after pledging... Read More

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

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