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Jan
07
2021

Biden Administration Must Stand Up for Wildlife

Protections for Endangered Animals, Wild Horses and Burros, and Migratory Birds Should be Among Interior Department PrioritiesIf confirmed by the Senate, Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland,...

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Jan
05
2021

Roaring into 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives roared last month when it voted to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1380). It was a giant step toward passing legislation that will ban the trade of big cats...

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Jan
04
2021

As the 117th Congress Begins, Will You Join in Helping Animals?

Sunday marked the beginning of the 117th Congress with more than 60 new U.S. Representatives, and half a dozen new U.S. Senators, joining the ranks of incumbent lawmakers in two chambers nearly...

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Dec
22
2020

Massive Spending Bill Contains Language to Step Up Federal Enforcement of our National Anti-Cruelty Laws

Spending Bill, to be Signed Into Law by the President, Also Bans Race-Day Doping of HorsetzYesterday’s $2.3 trillion legislative and spending package covering funding for the federal government for...

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Dec
19
2020

Humane Society of the U.S. Sows Confusion and Scuttles Federal Legislation to Impose Felony Level Penalties for Horse Soring

Group previously negotiated a “deal” enabling round-ups of up to 30,000 wild horses and burros a year from our public landsMalicious, intentional cruelty should be a felony offense.That was a...

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Dec
14
2020

Are Mink Farms about to Undo the Work toward a COVID Vaccine?

More so even than live wildlife markets — which incubated and then launched COVID-19 across the globe — mink farms around the world are turning out to be present-day gathering places for the highly...

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Dec
09
2020

50th Anniversary Celebration for Horse Protection Act Should Inspire Us to Redouble Efforts to Strengthen It and Halt Horse Soring in America

On December 9, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the Horse Protection Act (HPA), the first federal law aimed at shielding horses from a distinct form of cruelty.   Just...

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Dec
02
2020

#SaveThePuppies Part Four: How Do We Fix This?

This is part four in our series detailing an investigation from Animal Wellness Action and Bailing Out Benji into the selling of puppy mill dogs in Arizona and the failure of a 2016 state law to...

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Nov
30
2020

Big Cat Public Safety Act on Deck for Floor Vote in U.S. House This Week

In a nation driven indoors last spring by COVID-19, “Tiger King” became a home-viewing rage. But now, six months after Netflix released the episodes for binge-watching — with the producers creating a...

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Nov
29
2020

#Savethepuppies – Part One: Amending the Law to Protect the Pups

This is Part Three in our series detailing an investigation from Animal Wellness Action and Bailing Out Benji into the selling of puppy mill dogs in Arizona and the failure of a new state law to...

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Nov
23
2020

Grassroots Fighter Against Soring Says Horses Cannot Afford Delays in Congressional Action to End Barbaric Practice

Some weeks ago, we interviewed University of Tennessee history professor Ernest Freeberg on the Animal Wellness Podcast as part of the launch of his book, “A Traitor to His Species,” a biography of...

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Nov
23
2020

We Can Stop the Most Appalling Form of Factory Farming

Many of my fondest childhood memories are of time spent with my grandfather, a mink farmer in a tiny Idaho town, just a few miles north of the Utah border. A soft-spoken, kind and generous man, my...

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Nov
18
2020

#SavethePuppies Part Two: The Evidence Tells the Story

This is part two in our series detailing an investigation from Animal Wellness Action and Bailing Out Benji. For part one, click here. Arizona law prohibits pet stores from purchasing puppies from...

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Nov
16
2020

When the Prize Is Compromise

Helping horses by finding common ground with our adversariesGen’s Ice Glimmer was about to go on a one-way trip to Mexico.Not to white-sand beaches. No, he was off to a make-shift horse slaughterhouse...

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Nov
11
2020

#SaveThePuppies Part One: Arizona’s failure to keep puppy mills out

For much of the past year, Animal Wellness Action and Bailing Out Benji have been working together to encourage law enforcement to take action against the largest chain of pet stores in the state. In...

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