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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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Sea World Won't Phase Out Business of Captive Orcas, Dolphins

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To SeaWorld San Diego for continuing its captive orca exhibit and dolphin shows.

In the wake of documentaries such as “The Cove” and “Black Fish,” many tourists no longer wish to see captive orcas and dolphins perform for crowds. 236 more words

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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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