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Jan
13
2020

Listen Up! Animal Wellness Episode #5: Fighting America’s Wild-Horse Round-Ups

Fighting a Diabolical Government Plan to Round Up Tens of Thousands of Wild Horses and Burros  Our iconic American wild horses face an existential threat from the Bureau of Land Management and its...

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Jan
10
2020

Kangaroos Are Not Shoes

The horror of the Australian fires should spark a movement to help shoe companies rid their supply chains of kangaroo skins The wildfires sweeping the grasslands and climbing the trees in...

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Jan
07
2020

Our Investigation Reveals Massive Illegal Trafficking of Fighting Animals shipped and Sold from the U.S. Mainland to Guam

In the wake of a major investigation that exposed hundreds of illegal cockfighting transports shipped from cockfighters in 15 states to Guam, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero of the Pacific Island...

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Jan
06
2020

Listen Up! Podcast Episode #4 Big Cats: Endangered in the Wild and In Danger as Captives in the U.S.

Lions in Africa and tigers in Asia are in peril in their native habitats -- the victims of retribution killing, the trade in their parts (tiger penises and lion bones), human encroachment and habitat...

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Dec
31
2019

As 2020 Arrives, So Many Issues Command Our Urgent Action

It’s an axiom of our age that the pace of change is breakneck. When I started college in the 1980s, I completed my papers using a typewriter, but by the end, those machines were in the closet...

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Dec
27
2019

Animal Protection Laws Take Effect in January 2020

California Leads the Way Among the States This holiday season, I am grateful for legislative actions crafted not only to end malicious cruelty to animals, but also a variety of forms of...

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Dec
20
2019

Federal Law Takes Effect Today, Banning Cockfighting Everywhere in the U.S., Including the Territories

It’s been an extraordinarily eventful period in the national debate over animal fighting, with the federal law that Animal Wellness Action shepherded to passage taking effect everywhere in the United...

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Dec
20
2019

$1.4-Trillion Congressional Spending Bill Has Major Implications for Animal Welfare

Key provisions build on our progress and hold the line on past gains, but it has a dangerous provision that may hurt wild horses and burrosSome agencies have a particularly big effect on the...

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Dec
13
2019

Listen Up! Animal Wellness: Episode 3: Animal Fighting Law Takes Effect in U.S. Territories

The people of Guam and Puerto Rico are increasingly speaking up against cockfighting in their territories, as the new federal law banning animal fighting everywhere in the U.S. takes effect on...

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Dec
10
2019

Animal Wellness Announces Cash Rewards Program to Ensure Enforcement of National Anti-Cockfighting Law

Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories must stop staged animal fighting Dec. 20th  From Alabama to Wyoming, every state forbids cockfighting. So too does the federal government....

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Nov
25
2019

Congress and President Say Cruelty Is Abhorrent, Illegal

It's Their Capacity to Suffer, and Their Value to Us, That Warrants Proscriptions Against AbuseIt was a fitting juxtaposition.At the White House today, President Trump honored Conan, the elite...

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Nov
25
2019

Listen Up! Animal Wellness Action Launches Animal Wellness Podcast

Today, we’re giving a new voice to The Animal Wellness Podcast, in fact, a chorus of actual human voices. The Policy Animal, which consists of essays on key policy and political questions...

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Nov
20
2019

Putting a Stop to Human Attacks on Sharks

U.S. House of Representatives to Take Up Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act TodayIt’s news when sharks attack people, perhaps because it’s a relatively rare phenomenon. But it’s never news when people...

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Nov
18
2019

Advocates Rally on Capitol Hill, Convoy to Richmond to Speak Out Against Dangerous Wild Horse Roundup and Incarceration Plan

Lawmakers in Congress have a duty to examine the details of a dangerous proposal – hatched by the ASPCA, Humane Society of the U.S. and two agribusiness groups – to depopulate wild horses...

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Nov
11
2019

Honoring Our Brave Veterans, of All Species

Animals have always been at the center of the human experience — from our first upright steps as hunters and gatherers, through the era of domestication, and into the industrial and technological...

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