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Sep
16
2021

Judgment Day Approaching for Wolves in America

The Biden Administration is fiddling while wolves die.   Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a “status review” would proceed in response to two petitions...

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Sep
03
2021

Horse Abuse on Display

Why Haven’t We Ended Soring at the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship? by Marty Irby, Executive Director It’s showtime again in Shelbyville, a phrase you’ll...

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Aug
23
2021

Despite 2007 Ban, New Mexico Remains A Cockfighting Hub

AWA Investigation Shows Brisk Movement of Fighting Animals to Mexico, Close Associations with Major Alabama Cockfighting Players   By Wayne Pacelle   New Mexico continues to...

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Aug
12
2021

The Pork Industry’s Attack on State Animal Welfare Laws

While most Americans savor the taste and smell of bacon and eggs, they often avert their gaze after a glimpse at the way sows and hens are treated in industrialized agriculture. The taste buds say...

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Aug
05
2021

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Courts Must Stop Hate Crimes Against Wolves

By Wayne Pacelle A small segment of Americans nearly wiped out wolves from the states in a scorched earth plan executed in the 19th and 20th centuries. Private actors and government agents killed...

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Jul
26
2021

CDC Goes Wild on Rabies, Ignores Urgent Domestic COVID-19 Threat from Mink Farms

By Wayne Pacelle COVID-19 and rabies are both zoonotic diseases, with the viruses originating in non-human animals and then infecting people after a transmission event. In the last 17 months,...

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Jul
19
2021

Kangaroo Shoes Come Up Nearly Empty in European Football Championships

By Wayne Pacelle Nike drives the killing of kangaroos in the Australian Outback to make soccer cleats. But why? At the European Football (soccer) Championships that Italy won a week ago,...

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Jul
14
2021

Roundup of Onaqui Wild Horses A Shameful Action by our Federal Government

Scott Beckstead | July 15, 2021 Today the beloved Onaqui horses will endure terror, chaos, confusion, loss, injury, and death. And make no mistake about it: By ignoring the pleas of tens...

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Jul
09
2021

Vaccinating Mink from COVID-19 Is Exactly the Wrong Response to the Animal Welfare and SARS-CoV-2 Crisis on these Farms

By Wayne Pacelle There are no spectators. There’s no gambling. There is no referee. And there are no knives or blades attached to the legs of the mink. But on the mink farms, there is...

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Jul
01
2021

Mink Farming Ban Introduced in Congress, Led by House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro

Animal Wellness and the Center for a Humane Economy release science-based report on the risks posed by mink farms to public health, native wildlife populations, and ecosystems By Wayne...

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Jun
29
2021

Federal Courts Continue to Affirm Congress’ Authority to Ban Animal Fighting

Puerto Rico, Guam political leaders abetting illegal cockfighting Thomas Yoon A key portion of the Animal Welfare Act (Act) has weathered multiple legal challenges from cockfighters and...

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Jun
28
2021

Animal Wellness-Led Amendment to End Transport of Horses Bound for Slaughter is Moving Fast

Marty Irby The horror of horse slaughter may figure prominently in the debate over president Joe Biden’s signature legislation to rebuild our American infrastructure, H.R. 3684,...

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Jun
21
2021

Lawmakers Introduce Federal Legislation to Close the Curtain on a Century of Greyhound Racing in America

Wayne Pacelle June 21, 2021 Meanwhile, the stakes remain high as foreign racing tracks seek to broadcast races in the United States for profit Almost exactly a century ago, a would-be...

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Jun
17
2021

Wild horses and the fight against round-ups and slaughter - Episode 29

While horse slaughter does not currently occur on U.S. soil, more than 70,000 domestic and wild horses are rounded up each year to be shipped to Mexico and Canada for processing and human consumption...

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Jun
14
2021

Last Week’s Amendments on Shark Finning and Horse Slaughter Are Markers of What’s Required to Pass National Legislation

Wayne Pacelle June 14, 2021 Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a multi-billion-dollar bill to boost American manufacturing to allow us to better compete with China. Tucked within it was...

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