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Mandatory CCTV is a ‘big step forward’ for animal welfare -BVA

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has praised new laws making the use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in slaughterhouses in Wales to become mandatory this year. The BVA stated that this is a “big step forward for animal welfare, but also for the confidence of consumers who buy animal products”. BVA senior vice president, Malcolm […]

This year, we won some big animal protection battles in the nation’s capital 

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The fight for public policy gains for animals at the federal level is not for the faint of heart nor the weak of spirit. Every day, in every congressional session, it’s an all-out battle to secure humane laws and regulations. Whatever we achieve, we achieve against determined opposition, including special […]

Alberta RCMP investigating alleged animal abuse in village of Big Valley

WARNING: This story contains disturbing descriptions of alleged animal abuse RCMP are looking into allegations that someone is trapping and harming cats in the small village of Big Valley, Alta. Mounties say they’ve received many reports — including calls from as far away as Florida — about a video posted to TikTok […]

Which animal at Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo was voted the favorite in Big Island Now’s poll? : Big Island Now

July 23, 2023, 2:30 AM HST And the public has spoken. In Big Island Now’s latest poll, the favorite animals at Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo are the Bengal tigers, Sriracha and Tzatziki. Despite some rain, the duo celebrated their eighth birthdays with hundreds of zoo patrons on Saturday during “Tiger Fun Day.” Sriracha and […]

Good news: Big Cat Public Safety Act rules are now a reality

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block For over a decade, we have been fighting hard to prevent the suffering and abuse of captive big cats, confronting a dangerous industry and the individuals who take advantage of these animals. And we celebrated in December of last year when President Biden signed the Big Cat Public Safety […]

Annual Run With the Big Dogs Raises Money for Pocatello Animal Services | Local News

Saturday was a chilly and furry morning for a fun run. The 26th annual Run with the Big Dogs event took place in Lower Ross Park with big dogs, and small dogs, and in between dogs. The course featured a 2K and a 5K route. Those who registered received a t-shirt and a ‘doggy bag’ […]

Celebrating the lawmakers who made 2022 a banner year for big cats and other animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last night at our Humane Awards event on Capitol Hill, we celebrated the work of lawmakers whose dedication to our cause made 2022 a banner congressional year for animals. In particular, we recognized the passage into law of the Big Cat Public Safety Act, and the lawmakers who led […]

Tatton Park Farm Animal Adoption Weekend proves a big hit

Tatton Park Farm’s Animal Adoption Day saw staff and volunteers out in force, giving visitors a rare opportunity to get up close to some of their stunning specimens. This time round, the animals available for adoption were Sensation, an 18.3 hand Shire horse; Emily, a rare golden Guernsey goat; and Martha, a spectacular middle white pig. Farm volunteer, Dave Thomas, […]

Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A new National Park Service proposed rule marks a substantial step forward for some of our nation’s most iconic wildlife species, including brown and black bears and wolves. The NPS rule would ban certain extremely cruel methods of trophy hunting and trapping on Alaska’s national preserves. We have been […]

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