May 9, 2021
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NYS Senate Passes Bill to Shut Down the Puppy Mill Pipeline

NEW YORK, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the New York State Senate approved S.1130, to shut down the puppy mill pipeline and end the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state. Sponsored by Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Queens), the bill is supported by leading animal welfare groups including the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), New York State Animal Protection Federation (NYSAPF), Voters For Animal Rights (VFAR), Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), Animal Legal

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OK TO THE RESCUE: Bill designated rescue animals as official state pet, but advocates say more needs to be done | News

Local animal advocates are standing behind a recently passed bill that designated rescue animals as Oklahoma’s state pet, but some say more needs to be done about abandoned pets.

OK Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Cali’s Law, House Bill 1816, on April 27. The bill is a revision of one that passed the House in 2020, but was set aside due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Rep. Mark McBride adopted his Catahoula mix, Cali, from the Moore Animal Shelter. His dog was the inspiration for the bill. McBride said the goal is to help spread the word for other Oklahomans to

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Bill would end “dog discrimination”

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – At the Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary in Washoe Valley, dogs are given a second chance. Many were slated to be euthanized before they got here. They receive behavioral consultation along with training so they can be matched up with the right family.

There are plenty of success stories.

The manager says wouldn’t it be a shame if the dogs were judged by their breed alone as a measure of their potential.

But when it comes to some insurance companies in our state, that is exactly what was happening.

“For example I rent an apartment, My

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Idaho bill aims to kill up to 90 percent of state’s wolves

Idaho lawmakers have passed a bill aimed at killing the majority of the state’s wolves, which would get rid of most limits on hunting the predators. It represents the most sweeping expansion of wolf hunting in the state, and has drawn outrage from scientists, conservationists, and even pro-hunting groups. 

The act would allow hunters and private contractors to kill 90 percent or more of the state’s wolves, which number around 1,500 at last count. The decision comes just months after the species was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species Act, though wolves in the Northern Rockies have been delisted since

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Texas House approves bill banning sale of animals from puppy mills

In promising news for animals, the Texas House of Representatives approved a bill that would make it illegal in the state of Texas for pet stores to sell animals from puppy mills.

Similar bans have already been enacted by more than 370 localities and three states; that includes six municipalities in Texas: Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, The Colony, El Paso, and Waco. This would make it state-wide.

The bill also requires that pet stores maintain records on where they obtained each animal for at least a year, and to post the name of the source in

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New York lawmakers advance puppy mill bill in bid to stop flow of animals to the state

Lawmakers in Albany have advanced a bill that will help shut down the puppy mill pipeline in New York, ending the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state.

Under the bill, pet stores would still be allowed to sell smaller animals, such as fish, along with pet food and supplies.

The aim is to stop the flow of animals into our state that come from so-called puppy mills. They’re facilities, mainly in the Midwest, that have been described as

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