Category: Animal Welfare News

USDA Cites HSUS “Care” Centers

Humanewatch – Early last year, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) made a big stink about online access to USDA inspection records. The agency inspects facilities with animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act, such as zoos and…

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…

EHV Confirmed at Fair Grounds Race Course

The Horse Magazine The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Dec. 27 that a 2-year-old Thoroughbred gelding stabled at the Fair Grounds Race Course, in New Orleans, Louisiana, tested positive for the neurotrophic strain of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Full Article…

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…