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Florida May Soon Ban Greyhound Racing For Good

December 8th, 2017

Paws Up! December 8, 2017 To Florida Senator Tom Lee (R) for introducing a constitutional amendment that would phase out greyhound racing in Florida. Greyhound racing is illegal in 40 states. In the few states where greyhound racing remains, consumer interest has declined, as people become more aware of the cruelty within the industry. Florida […]

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Amendment Made To Current Tethering Law In Dallas, Texas

December 2nd, 2017

Paws Up! November 30, 2017 To the city council of Dallas, Texas, for passing an amendment to further protect dogs who are tethered outside.  Many lawmakers in cities throughout the United States are supporting legislation to restrict or ban continuous dog tethering.  This continuous practice negatively effects the physical and emotional well-being of our canine […]

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Michigan May Amend State Law to Increase Animal Cruelty Penalties

December 2nd, 2017

Paws Up! December 2, 2017 A new bill in Michigan would stiffen penalties for animal cruelty. According to a recent news article, Michigan may soon be increasing penalties for knowingly killing, torturing, mutilating, maiming, disfiguring or poisoning a companion animal (such as a dog, cat or horse). Under the new proposed sentencing guidelines outlined in […]

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Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Seeks Prohibition of Cruel Traps in National Wildlife Refuges

November 10th, 2017

Paws Up! November 10, 2017 To Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) for sponsoring the Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the federal agency that oversees all national wildlife refuges, wildlife trapping occurs in majority of national wildlife refuges.  Most of the trapping that […]

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Ponce’s Law Would Keep FL Pets Out of The Hands of Animal Abusers

November 10th, 2017

Paws Up! November 9, 2017 To Florida Rep. Tom Leek, who introduced the bill “Ponce’s Law” that would allow judges to ban convicted animal abusers in Florida from owning pets. Ponce’s Law, also known as HB 473, was named for a Labrador puppy who was found beaten to death, allegedly by his owner in April […]

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