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North Dakota May Bring Back Trapping of River Otters

May 24th, 2017

Paws Down! May 25, 2017 To the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for initiating a river otter trapping season. River otters are known for their playful antics and social nature. Unfortunately, the Game and Fish Department in North Dakota wants to offer a trapping season for hunters to capture and kill these gentle creatures.  River otter […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Seek Ban on Circuses That Use Elephants

May 13th, 2017

Paws Up! May 13, 2017 To Massachusetts Representative Lori Ehrlich (D) and Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D) for introducing a bill that would ban circuses from using elephants in Massachusetts. Elephants are revered for their intelligence and strength. The experience of seeing an elephant in person is breathtaking. These powerful giants are highly social animals […]

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Approves Mandatory Spay and Neuter Law

May 9th, 2017

Paws Up! March 4, 2017 To the Rio Rancho City Council in New Mexico for passing an ordinance that would require companion animal owners to spay and neuter their animals. There is an epidemic of stray cats and dogs  in the United States. The number of stray cats and dogs has slowly decreased over the years thanks to the emergence […]

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Indiana Governor Holcomb Passes HB 1085 to Protect Animals in Hot Cars

May 5th, 2017

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Vetoes Bill To Stop Puppy Mills

May 4th, 2017

Paws Down! May 3, 2017 To New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for vetoing a bill that would have made commercial dog and cat breeding facilities illegal in New Jersey. The bill also would have established additional restrictions on pet dealers. In 2015, the state of New Jersey passed The Pet Purchase Protection Act. The bill […]

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