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Mar
08
2021

National Wolf Massacre Puts Worst Human Instincts on Display

We humans are capable of so much good.  Behaviors borne from our better angels are so often on display, with innumerable acts of kindness quietly conducted day by day. That was in evidence in...

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Mar
03
2021

Big Lick Animal Cruelty: Win One for Joe

“Congressman William Whitehurst of Virginia has introduced a bill into the House which would stop such torture,” wrote LIFE magazine in October of 1969. “Washington’s most determined friend of the...

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Mar
03
2021

Bureau of Land Management’s Planned Roundup of Famed Onaqui Horses of Utah Exposes Agency’s Continuing Contempt for National Icons

Old Man, known by some as Gandalf, is the elder statesman of the Onaqui herd living in the Great Basin Desert in western Utah. Nearing 30 years old, the iconic white stallion with the long,...

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Feb
24
2021

Mourning in Wisconsin for Slain Wolves in an Unjustifiable Hunt

It’s hard to fathom what Wisconsin just did to its endangered wolves. After a brief but confusing legal fight – where the state’s own Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommended against a...

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Feb
23
2021

Filmmakers’ “Rewind” Strategy Tells Story of Mobs of Kangaroos Killed for Athletic Shoes

AWA leaders talk with Gavin Polone as he and director Derek Ambrosi retrace a supply chain stretching from Australia to consumer markets everywhere Just days after the Center for a Humane Economy and...

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Feb
18
2021

Federal Lawmakers Want to Form “Animal Cruelty Crimes” Section at the U.S. Department of Justice

Effort aimed at enhancing enforcement of federal anti-cruelty lawsConduct a Google or Bing search for “animal cruelty” and you will see a cascade of news items on cruelty cases that will both repel...

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Feb
16
2021

Horse Shows Where "Big Lick" Abuse Runs Rampant Begin Soon

Tennessee Walking Horses need your help to end "soring," and the artificial high-step known as the "big lick." A New York Times headline on September 4, 2006, read "Horse Show Ends in Uproar Over...

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Feb
11
2021

Killing for Kicks

Nike’s kangaroo-leather soccer shoes drive massive wildlife kill in Australia’s OutbackBy a long shot, the public-private scheme to kill kangaroos in Australia is the biggest commercial slaughter of...

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Feb
09
2021

Mink Farms and COVID-19: A Case Example of an Alarming Failure of Political and Scientific Leadership in the U.S.

Even though mink are more susceptible to COVID-19 than any other non-human mammal, and hundreds of thousands of mink have been infected by the virus at these factory farms from Lithuania to Spain to...

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Feb
02
2021

Congress should act to permanently end horse slaughter in 2021

America was built on the backs of horses and in the coming weeks U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) plan to re-introduce the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act that...

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Jan
27
2021

Guam Passes Landmark Anti-Cruelty Law, but Politicians There and in Puerto Rico Play Fast and Loose with Cockfighting Prohibition

There’s been progress against animal cruelty in Guam and Puerto Rico, but there are still troubling actions by some political leaders in both U.S. territories. It’s past due for them, including Puerto...

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Jan
25
2021

Will Tom Vilsack Make Animal Welfare a Priority At USDA?

Animals are at the center of agriculture, yet their welfare is typically given lip service by this massive bureaucracyIn selecting Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary, Biden has turned to an...

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Jan
21
2021

The Animal Wellness Podcast: What's Ahead in 2021

January delivered the transfer of power to a new President, but also a re-set on Capitol Hill with the swearing-in of the 117th Congress. Among 534 lawmakers on Capitol Hill — with a few to depart to...

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Jan
15
2021

U.S. Appellate Court Affirms Ban on Animal Fighting in Puerto Rico and Throughout the U.S.

Court Ruling Recognizes Animal Wellness Action and Invokes Language and Facts from our Pleadings in the CaseIt’s just about the end of the line for America’s cockfighting industry in the states and...

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Jan
12
2021

Perpetrators of Political Violence Damage Civil Society, Including the Advance of Animal Welfare

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this week, a militia group known as the Mai-Mai fighters, in its long-running insurrection against the government there, murdered at least six rangers in...

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