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Florida Congressmen Introduce Federal Animal Cruelty Ban

February 7th, 2019

Paws Up! To Congressmen Buchanan and Deutch (FL) for introducing the PACT Act, which would impose federal felony charges for animal abuse, including up to seven years in prison. February 7, 2019 Two Florida Congressmen, Rep. Vern Buchanan and Rep. Ted Deutch, have introduced a bill that would finally enable federal agents to enforce animal […]

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North Dakota Says No To Animal Cruelty Bill

February 2nd, 2019

Paws Down!January 29, 2019 To The House Agriculture Committee who decided not to pass a bill that would have kept animals from being adopted by animal abusers. Studies have shown that when individuals knowingly inflict harm to animals, it is probable they will do the same to humans. With this knowledge, legislators throughout the United States are trying to make it difficult for abusers to adopt animals by […]

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New Mexico Places Ban on Coyote Killing Contests

January 30th, 2019

Paws Up! To New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard for banning coyote killing contests on state trust land. January 30, 2019 As one of her first actions in the new year, state Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard implemented an executive order which bans anyone from participating in coyote killing contests on state trust land, which amounts to 9 […]

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Wicomico County, MD, Toughens Up on Animal Welfare Regulations

January 23rd, 2019

Paws Up! To Wicomico County, Maryland, for strengthening their animal welfare regulations. January 23, 2019 Beginning Saturday, January 19, 2019, residents of Wicomico County, Maryland, must abide by new animal welfare regulations, including guidelines for tethering dogs outside. Although the new ordinance does not state how long a dog should be tethered outside, it does […]

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California Now Requires Pet Stores to Source Their Animals from Shelters

January 12th, 2019

Paws Up! To the State of California for requiring pet stores to sell animals from shelters and rescues rather than commercial breeding facilities. January 12, 2019 To help combat the inhumane practices of puppy mills, the state of California has passed a law that now requires all pet stores in the state to source all of their […]

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