Ban on imports of animal hunting trophies set to become law

By Becky Morton Political reporter 55 minutes ago Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Lions are among the species which would be covered by the ban Plans to ban imports of animal hunting trophies to Great Britain are set to become law. The government has backed legislation which would stop hunters bringing back body parts […]

North Carolina law banning undercover filming violates the First Amendment

Comment on this story Comment A North Carolina law aimed at stopping investigations by animal rights activists violates constitutional free speech protections, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The 2015 law bars employees from going into “nonpublic areas of an employer’s premises” for reasons unrelated to work and gathering documents or making recordings that “breach the […]

Bull rider event protested by animal rights activists | News

Animal rights activists gathered outside of Matthew Knight Arena to protest the Professional Bull Riders Kubota Emerald Chute Out event on Saturday evening. Animal Compassion Eugene leader Brent Ratkovich said the group was protesting cruel treatment of the bulls and views the event as animal abuse and not entertainment. “We just feel that these animals […]

Animal Equality in Mexico Fights to Recognize Animals in Law

Animal Equality in Mexico has proposed three legislative initiatives to hold factory farms and slaughterhouses accountable for the well-being of the animals. These facilities notoriously place profits over the lives of animals. Without legal protections for animals like cows, pigs and chickens, authorities routinely overlook the resulting abuse. Animal Equality is looking to change that. […]

Mercer County Animal Shelter still in code red situation | News

PRINCETON – A kitten found abandoned on a home’s front porch and a stray dog that was found along a local roadway are among the many dogs and cats that keep straining the capacity at the Mercer County Animal Shelter. The shelter’s personnel were busy Thursday as the cared for they many dogs and cats […]

Animal Welfare Commissioner concerned about changes to law

Animal Welfare Commissioner Alison Bezzina expressed concern about certain changes being proposed to the animal welfare law amid worries that they may also give rise to exploitation. While expressing satisfaction that some recommendations are being adopted into law and expected to usher in a positive change, others pose legitimate concerns that ought to be addressed, […]

Judge rules that NIH’s refusal to move chimps from a New Mexico laboratory to Chimp Haven sanctuary violates federal law

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There is renewed hope for thirty chimpanzees languishing in a New Mexico laboratory as part of our long-standing fight to give chimpanzees who were subjected to experiments a chance at sanctuary life. Last month, we won a significant ruling in a lawsuit that we filed in 2021 with Animal […]

Big Cat Public Safety Act becomes law, capping off year of wins for wild animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The exploitation and abuse of big cats as props for paid public interactions at roadside attractions will soon be a thing of the past. As we recently shared, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, something we’ve been working on for over a decade, passed the U.S. Senate and will […]

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 […]

This GW Animal Law Program Aims to Strengthen Animal Rights

Animal lawyer Kathy Hessler was vegetarian until 1988, when a PETA booth on the National Mall convinced her that dairy cows are often mistreated. “I thought I had already made a good decision to become vegetarian, but I was still complicit without realizing,” she says. That experience made her go vegan. “I was sort of […]

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