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Aug
29
2019

Washington State Continues War on Predators, Despite Law and Public Sentiment Demanding Their Protection

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (“the Department”) has been allowing the baiting and killing of endangered wolves. It’s also allowing the baiting and hound hunting of black bears...

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Aug
29
2019

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration left Bloodied and Maimed by Press, Protestors, and the City of Nashville

Animal Wellness Action has been leading the charge to end the scourge of soring since we opened our doors last year, and prior to that, our leadership team worked together in many capacities over the...

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Aug
20
2019

Julian Castro Becomes First Major Candidate to Announce Comprehensive Policy on Animal Protection

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Says She’s a Vegan, Condemning Factory FarmingAnnouncing that “we have a responsibility to protect and care for them,” former San Antonio Mayor and U.S. Secretary of Housing and...

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Aug
06
2019

Two major animal issues stir the race for the Democratic nomination for President

For the first time in American political history, the race for President in its early stages has two serious Democratic candidates – Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – who are vegan...

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Aug
01
2019

Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On Animal Protection?

For the last two nights, Democrats debated on a national stage in a crowded, competitive primary that will ultimately produce a challenger to President Donald Trump, with the election just 15 months...

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Jul
25
2019

A long, bumpy ride to end horse soring cruelty

House passage of anti-soring bill a personal and movement milestoneThe House voted 333 to 96 today – a landslide vote – in favor of strengthening the federal law against horse soring.  It’s a joyous...

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Jul
22
2019

Washington State Officials Must Stand Up to Cattle Ranching Family Menacing Wolves and Undercutting an Otherwise Sound State Program

Many animal advocates know that cattle production is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Methane and other gases from cattle are adding fuel to the warming crisis, threatening the...

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Jul
16
2019

Record-breaking Number of Comments Delivered to Trump Administration Opposing Federal De-listing of Wolves

Agency logged 700,000 comments, but final total may be as high as 1.8 millionAnimal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in...

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Jul
09
2019

Revisiting the PAST with Plans for the Future

In 1955, my grandfather, veterinarian Dr. Leonidas Euclid Irby, took a Tennessee Walking Horse named Sunset Sue E. in a trade for a bill owed to him for doctoring a friend’s horses. Had it not been...

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Jul
01
2019

Path-Breaking California Ban on Lead Ammo Takes Effect Today

The Golden State is the nation's first to adopt a ban on toxic and deadly hunting hardwareBullets should not keep killing long after they’ve left the barrel of a firearm. Starting today in California,...

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Jun
28
2019

Horse Deaths Underscore Wisdom of Horseracing Integrity Act

As deaths mount at Santa Anita Racetrack and at other tracks throughout the United States, it is clear that Congress must act to address fundamental problems with the sport.  Democratic...

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Jun
26
2019

Big Wins for Animals in House Spending Bill, but Treatment of Wild Horses and Burros Still Unsettled

This week, the U.S. House passed a multi-agency spending bill, including the Agriculture, Interior, Justice, and Veterans Affairs departments. At Animal Wellness Action, we worked on a wide range of...

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Jun
22
2019

Three amendments focus on funding and enforcing our federal laws on protecting animals and promoting species survival

Three amendments focus on funding and enforcing our federal laws on protecting animals and promoting species survival The House yesterday took decisive action on a series of amendments to a...

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Jun
18
2019

Animal Wellness Launches National Law Enforcement Council

Some of the nation’s most experienced and savvy law enforcement professionals commit to fortifying the legal framework against cruelty in the United States If laws aren’t enforced, they are just...

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Jun
03
2019

Pulling the Curtain Back on the Disgraceful Subculture of Trophy Hunting of the World’s Rarest Animals

The U.S. can play a major role by halting imports of sport-hunted trophies of threatened and endangered speciesAccording to a report issued by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service this...

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