Category: Animal Rights News

Action Alert — Big Cat Public Safety Act (HR 1818)

The Natural Resources Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is being urged by HSUS to conduct a hearing on HR 1818, “The Big Cat Public Safety Act.”  This legislation would make it illegal (with certain exemptions) to import, export, transport, sell,…

Statewide Pet Sale Ban Making Same Mistakes as LA Ban

citywatchla.com By Mike Bober PET POLITICS–Earlier this week, Phyllis Daugherty published an analysis of some of the failures of the 2012 Los Angeles ban on cat, dog, and rabbit sales. Her piece is worth reading in full as the Senate considers…

Action Alert – Massachusetts

Courtesy of Mary Lou Kelly A hearing on Massachusetts H 418 (an act relative to the use of elephants in traveling animal acts) and S 490 (an act relative to prohibiting wild and exotic animal performances) will have a hearing May…

Federal BAN on traveling animal acts introduced

 HR 6342, the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPA) was introduced earlier this month by Representatives Grijalva (D-AZ) and Costello (R-PA).  The bill text  available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6342 .  The bill has been assigned to the House Committee…

Action Alert – Los Angeles Proposed ban on Exhibition of Wild & Exotic Animals

Press coverage: http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20161201/la-councilman-wants-to-bring-down-curtain-on-animal-entertainment http://laist.com/2016/11/30/exotic_animals_ban.php http://mynewsla.com/life/2016/11/30/ban-the-bears-from-la-circuses-elephants-and-snakes-too/   As many of you know, in 2013 the Los Angeles City Council voted to prohibit the use of elephant guides (bullhooks), which effectively prohibited any future elephant performances or elephant exhibitors in the city.…

Wild Horse Sanctuary Herd Impounded

The Horse By Pat Raia Oct 12, 2016 Authorities in two South Dakota counties have impounded hundreds of horses residing at a wild horse sanctuary operated by the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB). The impoundment…

Animal lawyers dog the legal system

Animal lawyers dog the legal system | Las Vegas Review-Journal By Will Coggin Special to the Review-Journal If you’ve ever tried to put your pet on a diet, you know what’s in store: A lot of meows or barks, a…