Provincial government tables modernized animal care legislation

Lisa Thompson, MPP of Huron-Bruce and Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, has tabled the Enhancing Professional Care for Animals Act. This updates legislation that’s 35 years old. “If passed, this legislation ideally will reflect what we’ve heard during our consultation,” said Thompson. “That’s very important to me. Moreover, this legislation will reflect the […]

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. […]

Animal Equality Introduces Legislation to Protect Animals in Brazil’s State of São Paulo

Animal Equality, with State Deputy Carlos Giannazi, recently organized a public hearing at the State of São Paulo’s Legislative Assembly to discuss four crucial animal protection bills. The proposed legislation aims to end some of the cruelest practices endured by farmed animals. If these bills are passed, they would have the following impacts: Live animal […]

COLUMN: Welcome to ‘Animal Farm’ | Oklahoma

Last week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal district ruling on whether the City of Tulsa has jurisdiction over Native Americans. Justin Hooper got a speeding ticket five years ago in Tulsa. He pleaded guilty and paid his fine. Two years later, Hooper, who is a member of the Choctaw tribe, filed […]

Show of support for farm animal sanctuary owner | Local News

An animal rights rally took place on Thursday morning in front of the Niagara County Courthouse on Hawley Street in Lockport. Twenty activists gathered to protest the ongoing legal proceedings against Tracy Murphy, the owner of a farm animal sanctuary in Newfane called Asha’s Sanctuary. Ironically, the same ground was the site of a Niagara […]

Senators Smith, Grassley Reintroduce Legislation to Prevent Spread of Foreign Animal Diseases

U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced legislation to combat the spread of foreign animal diseases entering the United States. The Healthy Dog Importation Act would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS) program by providing additional tools to monitor and safeguard the health of dogs being imported […]

West Point officials still wrestling with animal ordinance | Daily Democrat

WEST POINT – The West Point City Council has been discussing an animal ordinance since August. A special meeting of the West Point City Council was held on Oct. 20 to discuss the matter further. City Administrator Randy Welding said the ordinance previously introduced in October has to be voted down at the November meeting […]

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