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Aug
26
2020

It’s Sore Time Again in Shelbyville

“There once was a horse; a black stallion named Carbon Copy. Carbon Copy was a perfect model of the Tennessee Walking Horse. He knew voice commands and would respond to a whistle — so people say he...

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Aug
24
2020

Mink Farms Incubate Cruelty and COVID-19

The globally unmanageable hopscotching of COVID-19 between living beings is today putting a spotlight on one of the most obscure, ruthless, and frivolous of animal use industries: the production of...

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Aug
14
2020

In Wake of Tiger King, It’s Time to Pass Federal Legislation to Stop Exploitation of Big Cats

The Zoological Association of America, the bill’s primary opponent, has withdrawn its opposition​In the salacious Netflix series “Tiger King,” the public got both a magnified and distorted view of the...

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Aug
05
2020

Horseracing, Cockfighting, and Kentucky Politics: The Bluegrass State Beats to a Different Tune

Around 1800 B.C., a gradual shift began from a hunter-gatherer way of life to agriculturalism, and around 900 B.C., a Mississippian culture took root in what is now known as western and central...

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Aug
04
2020

Cockfighters Hide Their Cruelty Behind the Banners of Religious Freedom and Cultural Prerogative

Far-fetched courtroom strategies are the rage when it comes to cockfighting.  It may be the down season for the blood sport, but from Puerto Rico to Louisiana to Guam, the knives are out in...

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Jul
31
2020

Big Wins for Animals in U.S. House Spending Measures

The supporters of Animal Wellness Action and readers of The Policy Animal have truly made a difference for our iconic American wild horses and burros in the past few weeks. Many of you read several...

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Jul
29
2020

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

Congressmen Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., today introduced legislation to wind down greyhound racing in the United States, offering the prospect of the end of an animal-centered...

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Jul
23
2020

Nike and Other Retailers Illegally Selling Kangaroo Skins in California, Finds Major Investigation

Athletic shoe companies drive the killing of 2 million kangaroos a year in Australia Here’s a revelation for consumers in the hunt for athletic footwear: commercial shooters massacre more...

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Jul
10
2020

House Committees Urge Enforcing Anti-Cruelty Laws, Bar U.S. Horse Slaughter

But BLM Gets Millions for Horse and Burro Round-Ups, While USDA Gets Millions for Inhumane Predator Killing In 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) removed from a searchable website the...

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Jul
07
2020

Note to Law Enforcement: Shut Down the Gamecock Farms, Not Just the Fighting Pits

Federal law bans possessing birds for fighting, and these breeding operators are illegal operators sitting right out in the open Just a couple of weeks ago, federal authorities raided a major...

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Jul
07
2020

Are FDA’s Onerous Regulations Hindering a Vaccine for COVID-19?

With COVID-19 Surging Across the Country, No Time to Waste on Revamping Drug Development Regulations There are 536 counties in the U.S. with COVID-19 case densities that are equal to or exceeding New...

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Jun
25
2020

Retired Wildlife Management Official Touts Bear Bile As Health Treatment

He says that's just one reason to oppose federal anti-poaching bill One thing that’s always baffled me are the mental contortions exhibited by some animal-use industries to justify cruelty....

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Jun
23
2020

Enforcing Animal Protection Laws As Important as Enacting Them

The era of disregarding animal welfare laws cannot end soon enough Reports from China this week are delivering a dose of heartbreak and how-can-it-happen. Dog meat traders are...

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Jun
19
2020

Congress is Running Out of Time to End Doping in Horseracing

Tomorrow Marks the Running of the 152nd Belmont Stakes  In 1900, New York City broke ground on America’s first subway, an innovation that came at the dusk of the Gilded Age and the dawn...

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Jun
11
2020

Criminal Cockfighting Syndicates Operating in Full View

Animal Wellness Investigations Exposing Vast Network of Animal Fighting Operations in Alabama and Oklahoma Last fall, Animal Wellness Action launched a campaign to banish cockfighting in the...

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