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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

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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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Pets Plus Naturals Stops Puppy Mill Purchases, Promotes Adoption Instead

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To Pets Plus Naturals for transitioning from pet store to animal rescue partner.

According to a recent news story, a pet store chain in the Philadelphia, PA area will no longer participate in the for-profit sale of puppies and kittens. 120 more words

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New York Attorney General Helps Local Governments Fight Animal Cruelty

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To New York Attorney General Eric T. Shneiderman for protecting animals from abuse and neglect.

 Earlier this year, New York passed a state law granting local governments greater authority to regulate the pet trade within their communities. 120 more words

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Captive Chimpanzee "Tommy" May Gain Freedom as Legal Person

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To attorney Steven Wise for representing chimpanzees in a New York Supreme Court appeal that could free imprisoned chimps.

According to a recent… 256 more words

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