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Federal Court Rules to Protect Ocean Wildlife from Military Training Program

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To U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway for upholding animal protection laws in a recent ruling regarding military training in the Pacific Ocean. 163 more words

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Ohio House Introduces Dog Chaining Ban


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To Ohio Representative John Barnes, Jr. for sponsoring a bill to ban continuous dog chaining in Ohio.



The practice of continually tethering pets outside for extended periods of time is known to be both harmful to animals and the communities they live in.  301 more words

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American Trophy Hunters Travel to South Africa for Chance to Kill "Unusual" African Wildlife

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To Africa Hunt Lodge in Texas for supporting a 2500-acre trophy-hunting ranch in South Africa.

According to a recent news article, businessman Barry York has become a wealthy man operating a… 247 more words

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New Texas Bill Would Create Statewide Felony Animal Abuser Registry

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To Texas Representative Jennifer Farrar for introducing a bill that would create a public registry of felony animal cruelty convictions.

According a recent… 235 more words

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Chipotle Halts Pork Sales in Some Locations

Paws Up! To Chipotle for halting the sale of pork due to animal welfare concerns.

Although not a meat-free restaurant chain, Chipotle is well known for efforts to maintain humane and… 155 more words

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USDA Orders Pittsburgh Zoo to Stop Using Dogs to Control Elephants

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To the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for enforcing humane handling of captive elephants.

According to a recent news article, USDA inspectors visited the Pittsburgh Zoo in January 2015. 99 more words

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New KY Bill Targets Dogfighting

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To Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D) for introducing a bill that would make activities related to dogfighting Class D felonies.

Organizing a dogfight is already a felony in Kentucky, as it is in every state. 135 more words

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