South Dakota House passes bill that would make the animal sedative xylazine a controlled substance

The South Dakota House has passed a bill that would make xylazine a controlled substance January 17, 2024, 6:31 PM ET • 2 min read PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota House passed a bill Wednesday that would make xylazine, an animal sedative that is being mixed with fentanyl and then used by some people, […]

Progress! California passes law to expand use of non-animal alternatives in testing labs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Fewer animals will suffer in experiments in California laboratories thanks to a bill sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday. AB 357 was authored by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, D-San Diego, and received wide bipartisan support throughout the […]

Major win! U.S. Senate passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major advance in our long fight against the abuse of captive big cats, the U.S. Senate just passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263/ S. 1210), a bill we have championed for years because it prohibits keeping big cats as pets and also bans contact […]

Sun Prairie passes proactive approach to fighting animal abuse

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The Sun Prairie City Council passed an ordinance to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits Tuesday night by an 8-0 unanimous decision. “The intent of this ordinance is to protect the health and well-being of animals,” Alderperson Steve Stocker said. The ordinance will prohibit retail sales of the […]

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