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Nov
06
2020

An Urgent Moment to End the Scourge of Horse Soring in America

A compromise we’ve secured with industry offers a pathway to end the torture and torment of Tennessee Walking horses More than eight years ago, well into my nearly 14-year tenure as CEO of The Humane...

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Nov
06
2020

National Election Has Major Implications for All Animals

Advocates must demand President-Elect Biden Come Out of the Gate Strong on Animal Welfare With no major animal welfare initiatives launched by humane organizations on any statewide election ballots...

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Oct
29
2020

Trump Team’s Action to Remove Federal Protection for Endangered Wolves Days Before the Election Is Political Malpractice

The plan, if implemented, would lead to wholesale killing of wolves, especially in Great Lakes states Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are swing states in presidential politics.  They are also...

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Oct
26
2020

Animal Wellness Tracks Biden, Trump, and Federal Lawmakers on Animal Issues

See what our scorecard says about Congressional candidates, track our endorsements, and see our write-ups on the President and former Vice PresidentDuring his Senate confirmation hearing for a vacancy...

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Oct
21
2020

Animal Wellness Calls for Buy-Out of American Mink Farms

It’s time to shut down the least-known and perhaps most appalling form of factory farmingDrive into a complex of long, neatly arranged windowless building in Wisconsin or Utah or Idaho and, if you are...

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Oct
15
2020

Animal Issues Scarce on 2020 Ballots, But Three Measures Warrant Attention from Animal Advocates

Two years ago in November, voters in California approved a ballot measure to ban the sale of animal products that come from pigs, laying hens, and veal calves kept in cages or crates barely larger...

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Oct
08
2020

Sharks, Monkeys, and Horseshoe Crabs Are Casualties of COVID Vaccine Chase

The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, with the runners sent down the wrong path by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) archaic animal-testing regulatory requirements, is putting wild...

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Oct
01
2020

Our National Campaign to End Cockfighting Gathers More Momentum

Guam-Based Federal Judge Rules the United States Has Properly Exercised Its Authority to Ban Animal FightingYesterday, a United States District Court judge on Guam swatted away a legal challenge to...

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Sep
29
2020

Monty Roberts Joins Up to Help Pass Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act Today

“For centuries, humans have said to horses, 'You do what I tell you or I'll hurt you.' Humans still say that to each other — still threaten, force and intimidate. I'm convinced that my discoveries...

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Sep
22
2020

Review and Interview

Review and Interview: “A Traitor To His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement,” Ernest Freeburg, Basic Books, 2020. With the embers of the Civil War still throwing off...

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Sep
20
2020

Kangaroos Are Not Shoes — Not Now and Not 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago, on September 20, 1970, California lawmakers passed a ban to safeguard an ark of imperiled species — from elephants to dolphins to snakes. That law was the forerunner and...

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Sep
16
2020

Senators Introduce Landmark Legislation to Create Animal Cruelty Crimes Unit at U.S. Department of Justice

Bipartisan Group in the U.S. House Introduced Identical Measure Two Weeks AgoWhile plenty of perpetrators of cruelty do their deeds in the shadows, others are brazen about the abuse they heap on...

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Sep
15
2020

Washington State Bans Wildlife Killing Contests

Yet More Work Remains in a State Where Bears, Wolves, and Mountain Lions Are Under the Gun by writing Gov Inslee to let him know you want conservationists, ecologists, and wildlife...

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Sep
05
2020

A Tale of Two Horses: The Kentucky Derby and Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship Ride Tonight

For the first time, The Kentucky Derby and the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship will be held on the same evening – one an event known to all, the other a regional event in the more...

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Sep
01
2020

Mitch McConnell Saddles Up to End Doping and Address the Crisis in Horse Racing

Thirty years ago, I wrote a magazine cover story about horse racing, arguing the pageantry and pomp that viewers glimpsed at the Kentucky Derby and other Triple Crown races was a veneer barely...

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