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Washington Lawmakers Are Trying To Protect Orcas

April 12th, 2018

Paws Up! April 5, 2018 To the Washington Senate for passing The Orca Whale Protection Act that would help protect orca whale populations near Washington. Marine life is alluring and mysterious.  Orca whales are among those alluring creatures that evoke respect.  These powerful, intelligent creatures live in pods and have methodical hunting strategies.  They are […]

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A Republican and A Democrat are Teaming Up In The US Congress To Help Dogs

April 11th, 2018

Paws Up! To Senators Kamala. D. Harris (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing S 2633, the Help Extract Animals from Red Tape (HEART) Act to help dogs seized from dog fighting operations. Dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states. Many dogs never live to be rescued. They die in fights, are killed […]

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Maryland General Assembly Passed Anti-Puppy Mill Bill

April 10th, 2018

Paws Up! To The Maryland General Assembly for passing a bill to ban the retail sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops. According to a recent news article, the Maryland General Assembly has passed HB 1662 that would require pet stores to only sell dogs and cats from nonprofit animal welfare groups, animal shelters […]

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Harm a Police Dog In CT, Go To Prison, According To New Bill

April 6th, 2018

Paws Up! To Connecticut State Senator Tony Hwang for introducing SB 241 to dramatically raise penalties for harming a police dog in Connecticut. According to a recent press release, Connecticut may soon allow harsher punishments against those who harm police dogs. Currently, the Federal Enforcement Animal Protection Act stipulates that anyone who is found guilty […]

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Hawaii May Become First State To Ban Styrofoam Food Containers

April 6th, 2018

Paws Up! To Hawaii Senators for promoting SB 2498 which would institute a statewide ban on the sale of styrofoam food containers. Styrofoam cups and takeout boxes may be convenient for tourists, but are disastrous to Hawaii’s natural beauty and the health of ocean wildlife. Discarded styrofoam breaks into small bits and does not biodegrade. […]

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