Category: Animal Welfare News

City council votes down proposed circus ordinance

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – By Alana Cook, Citizen.Editor.Eureka@gmail.com Despite local citizens protesting during the Nov. 10 Eureka Springs City Council meeting and pleading with council members to pass the second reading of a proposed ordinance that would ban circuses…

City Council Wavers on de Blasio’s Horse-Carriage Ban

Wall Street Journal – Support for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to ban horse-drawn carriages appears to be fizzling in the City Council, making the future of his campaign promise uncertain. Councilman Rafael Espinal, chairman of the…

Veterinarians not fooled by HSUS

Blog: Ty Higgins,Ohio’s Country Journal – As many in agriculture know by now, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is full of tricks to raise gobs of money for a many number of reasons. A very few of…

Missouri’s ‘Right to Farm’ passes…barely

Dairy Herd Management In a narrow margin, Missouri voters passed Amendment 1, a proposed constitutional amendment creating a right to farm. According to the Associated Press, the amendment had 498,751 votes for it and 496,223 against it with all precincts…

Bill Would be Alternative to PAST Legislation

The Horse Magazine By Pat Raia, February 28, 2014 A bill that would give federal lawmakers an alternate way to prevent the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Last year, U.S.…

Utah defends law aimed at livestock filming

Beaumont Enterprise SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah is pushing back against animal-welfare activists who contend a state law to prevent filming of agricultural operations is designed to silence them. The lawsuit is the first of its kind…