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Iowa Passes New ‘Ag-Gag’ Law; Animal Welfare Investigators Are Now Trespassers

March 22nd, 2019

Paws Down! To Iowa legislators for passing a new ag-gag law, which will prevent animal welfare investigators from being able to expose the cruel truths behind puppy mills and factory farming. March 22, 2019 For decades, our society has been cracking down on the mistreatment of animals by pushing for legislation that demands better care, […]

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Update: Tommie’s Law Passes in Virginia House and Senate

March 19th, 2019

Paws Up! To Virginia lawmakers for passing “Tommie’s Law” which increases the severity of animal cruelty charges to a felony. March 19, 2019 Thanks to Senator Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), animal abusers can now face felony charges in Virginia. Previously, felony charges could only be sought if the animal died from the injuries sustained from […]

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VA Bill Seeks To Give Tethered Dogs More Freedom

February 26th, 2019

Paws Up!February 5, 2019 To the Virginia House of Delegates for passing House Bill 1827 that would help better the lives of tethered dogs. UPDATE: HB 1827 failed when voted on by the Senate 4-8 on 2/8/19. The safety and quality of life for dogs who exist on the end of a chain are continually […]

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Animal Abusers In VA May Soon Face Felony Charges

February 23rd, 2019

Paws Up!February 5, 2019 To Virginia Senator Bill R. DeSteph, Jr (R) for introducing Senate Bill 1604 that would increase the penalty for convicted animal abusers. Choosing to inflict pain on any sentient being is both cruel and unjust. When people intentionally abuse animals, they should be held accountable for their abhorrent actions. Currently, in Virginia, animal abusers face being charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor if they are […]

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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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