Category Archives: Legal Issues

Ferrets banned in Hawaii, California

Did you know ferrets are banned in Hawaii and California?

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Alabama’s nonprofit spay/neuter clinics saved

Proposed rule banning nonprofits from operating spay/neuter clinics voted down.

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Trainer in horse-soring case gets $75,000 fine, probation

Horse trainer fined $75,000 in soring case.

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Feed your pets raw food? Check this out

AVMA set to vote on policy against raw meat pet food

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Representatives prepare to vote on tax credit for pet adoptions — contact your legislator

From Humane Society of the United States: The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is preparing to vote on legislation which will provide a tax credit of up to $300 toward the adoption fee of a cat or dog from an animal … Continue reading

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HSUS: Ask Platts to co-sponsor H.R. 3798

From Humane Society of the United States: The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers have come to a groundbreaking decision to jointly support legislation to improve the lives of 250 million laying hens in all … Continue reading

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Obama signs into law the Truth in Fur Labeling Act

On Saturday, Dece. 18, President Obama signed into law the “Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010.” This law will now close a loophole in federal law that allowed some animal fur garments to go unlabeled if the value of … Continue reading

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Animal crush video bill passes Senate

From Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United States: Today, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to legislation to ban the creation, sale and distribution of obscene animal crush videos, the culmination of an intensive effort that began on … Continue reading

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Proposition B passes!

From Best Friends Animal Society: Despite heavy opposition, the animals won by a whisker in Missouri – whew! Thanks to everyone who made it happen! Proposition B affects us all because Missouri is the state with the most puppy mills, … Continue reading

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Urge your Rep. to defend wild horses

From ASPCA: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been conducting mass roundups of wild horses on public lands. On July 10, the agency used helicopters to run terrified horses over miles of scorching Nevada desert, resulting in the … Continue reading

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