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California Bans Confinement Crates for Hens and Other Animals

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To California legislators for passing a statewide ban on confinement crates.

As of January 1, 2015, California has banned the use of confinement crates for egg-laying hens and other farm animals under Proposition 2. 183 more words

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Fairfax, Virginia, Passes City-Wide Ban on Continuous Dog Chaining

Paws Up! To Fairfax City Council in Virginia for passing an ordinance that dramatically limits dog tethering.

According to a recent news article, Fairfax, VA, recently passed a city… 184 more words

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Some FL Counties Partnering with TNR Programs to Reduce Euthanasia

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To Volusia County Animal Control for implementing TNR to reduce feral cat numbers.

Last year, Volusia County Animal Control in central Florida picked up 2,360 feral cats, nearly all of whom were euthanized due to the impracticality of feral cat adoption. 199 more words

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New Jersey May Pass New Law to Combat Puppy Mills

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To the New Jersey Legislature for passing a bill to combat puppy mills .

The Pet Purchase Protection Act, also known as S1870, would require pet stores to display on each cage of a dog or cat for sale the full name, address and license number of the breeder who supplied the animal for sale. 133 more words

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New York Outlaws Pet Piercing and Tattoos; New Jersey May Follow.

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To New York for outlawing the cosmetic piercing and tattooing of dogs, cats, and other pets in the state.

According to a recent news article… 182 more words

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BLM Rejects Permit Request for Cash-Prize Killing Derby

Paws Up! To the United States Bureau of Land Management for cancelling a permit for a predator-killing competition in Idaho. Earlier this year, the hunting group Idaho For Wildlife applied for a special-use permit to include Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property in a “predator derby,” in which contestants would kill as many animals as possible, namely wolves and coyotes, for a cash prize. 120 more words

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Bullhooks Banned in Oakland

Paws Up! To the city of Oakland, California, for banning the use of bull hooks on elephants.

According to a recent news story, the Oakland City Council in California has banned the use of bullhooks on elephants. 128 more words

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