Bucco Bill to Create Special License Plates for State Animal Clears Committee

Legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would authorize the creation of specialized license plates for New Jersey’s State animal was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. Sen. Anthony Bucco’s bill that would authorize the creation of specialized license plates for New Jersey’s State animal was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. […]

Brazen attacks on Endangered Species Act emerge in U.S. House funding bill

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Just a few weeks short of the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act’s passage, opponents in the U.S. Congress have pushed through a series of hostile amendments to undermine the landmark law during the House appropriations funding process. That’s the grim reality of the contemporary political landscape for […]

U.S. Congress has new chance to better protect animals with game-changing bill

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Responsibility for animals’ welfare rests with us all, including the federal government. Our work spans a range of federal agencies, all of which can do something to support the prevention of animal cruelty and suffering. A whole-of-government approach is consistent with the growth of our movement and its influence, […]

RSPCA push revival of dropped animal welfare bill

By Sam Francis Political reporter, BBC News 51 minutes ago Image caption, They RSPCA said without the Kept Animals Bill the government’s animal welfare plan is “merely smoke and mirrors” The RSPCA is backing Labour’s plan to force the government to revive its flagship animal welfare bill. In May, the government quietly dropped its Kept […]

Progress for horses and alternatives to animal testing in Agriculture funding bill

As in recent years, the annual congressional appropriations process continues to be a key path for us to seek progress for animals. The legislation funding programs within the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration is a top priority because appropriations-focused lobbying and policymaking makes it possible to address a wide range […]

Long Bill Funds Department of Ag’s Climate Smart Goals, Animal Disease Response Team – by Ark Valley Voice Staff

As Colorado legislators finalize the content of the state budget, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is praising lawmakers for their support of Governor Polis’s key budget requests that support agricultural communities across our state through passage of the state’s Long Bill. The Colorado General Assembly funded several new staff positions that will help drive […]

Animal welfare advocates disappointed with ‘watered down’ testing transparency bill – The Virginian-Pilot

A bill intended to increase transparency at animal testing facilities is heading to the governor’s desk — but advocates say it’s been gutted almost past the point of recognition. “I am disappointed that it was so watered down,” said Sen. Jennifer Boysko, a Fairfax Democrat who introduced the measure. The legislation, co-sponsored by Franklin Republican […]

Animal Equality Joins the Brazil Senate Self-Control Bill Debate

On Monday, December 12th, Animal Equality participated in a Senate session to debate Brazil’s proposed ‘Self-Control’ bill. The organization was joined in opposition of the bill by World Animal Protection, the Institute for Consumer Protection, the National Union of Agricultural and Livestock Fiscal Auditors (ANFFA Sindical), and other animal, environmental and consumer protection organizations. The […]

Draft Bill makes punishment for cruelty to animals more stringent

The Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying has set December 7 as the deadline for submitting comments by stakeholders and the public on a draft Bill proposing amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960. The draft Bill contains 61 amendments that proposes to strengthen the law by prescribing stringent punishments […]

Centre Proposes Amendments to Animal Cruelty Law: What Does the Draft Bill Say?

Priya Chetty-Rajagopal, the founder of CJ Memorial Trust, told The Quint that many provisions in the draft bill are still not clear and it has, therefore, led to some confusion. “The draft bill’s definition of a community animal has created more confusion. What happens to stray animals/dogs in these cases? The law should be amended […]

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