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Hawaii Bans Exotic Animals in Circuses

December 28th, 2018

Paws Up! To Hawaii Governor David Ige for banning the importation of animals used for circus acts. December 28, 2018 Just a week after New Jersey became the first state to outlaw the exploitation of exotic animals in circuses, Hawaii has also followed suit. On Friday, December 21, Hawaii Governor Ige signed an administrative rule […]

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WV Takes a Step Forward in Animal Welfare with “Winston’s Bill”

December 27th, 2018

December 27, 2018 In July of 2018, a nine-year-old Yorkie with cataracts in both eyes was found in a zipped up bag in a ditch alongside the road in Marion County, West Virginia. Although his case was dire, the local community and animal welfare organizations rallied around him and raised thousands of dollars to remove […]

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New Jersey Becomes First State to Ban Use of Animals in Circuses

December 21st, 2018

Paws Up! To New Jersey Governor Murphy for signing “Nosey’s Law” which prohibits the exploitation of animals in circus acts. December 21, 2018 Now living safely and happily in an animal sanctuary in Tennessee, Nosey is an elephant who endured horrific conditions for years while in the care of The Great American Family Circus. Nosey […]

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California Lawmaker Pushes for Statewide Fur Ban

December 5th, 2018

Paws Up! To California State Assemblymember, Laura Friedman, for introducing a bill that would ban fur sales in the entire state of California.   12/5/18 Assembly Bill 44, entitled The California Fur Ban, would ban all sales of fur and fur products throughout the entire state of California. It would also be illegal to trade, […]

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Dog Tethering Banned In Hall County, GA

November 21st, 2018

Paws Up! November 17, 2018 To councilmembers in Hall County, Georgia, for banning continuous dog tethering. Tethering for prolonged periods of time creates many adverse effects on a dog’s well-being. A dog who lives outside on a chain is subjected to physical harm from other animals, disease, hypothermia, heatstroke, and strangulation. Not to mention the […]

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