In these tough times, when our government often seems too entrenched in party line protection than working together, the passage of S504 is especially encouraging. This bill, which has now successfully passed both the House and the Senate, cracks down on animal abusers by counting every animal involved, or every act of cruelty as a separate offense and in some cases invokes the RICO act so that the abusers' assets can be confiscated.
In the past, if someone were to be caught fighting dogs, for instance, they would be charged with
HAVE THE PARK'S ANIMALS BECOME POLITICAL PAWNS?
In Springwater Provincial Park near Barrie, Ontario, there's a modest little wildlife compound (zoo) with a small, ad hoc collection of native wild animals. Recently, the Ontario government changed the Park status to non-operational meaning visitor services are no longer provided and staff are not present. That means the animals have to be moved elsewhere.
This was great news as the zoo is outdated and inadequate, and best of all, homes with better conditions
The Pasco Animal Services Ordinance PASSED Alternative #1 that forbids breeders to conduct sales at Flea Markets. I want to thank those of you who took the time to call or email the board of county commissioners. I also want to thank those of you who were able to speak in front of the commissioners and show them that we care, are here, and speak for our companion animal family members.
Below is how the ordinance now reads.
(Alternative #1) (PASSED) SECTION 14-108. LOCATION OF SALE OF DOGS AND CATS.
Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Pound and
Shelter Transparency and Trap Neuter Release
You did it! Ally Cat Allies is happy to report that yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the bill supporting pound and shelter transparency—and it was amended to also endorse Trap-Neuter-Return!
This is a huge step forward for Florida’s animals. Thanks to everyone who took action, you will now be able to assess how well each pound and shelter is working to save the lives of animals—and how effectively they
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Letter to the Editor Regarding a Nevada Ban on Big Cat Possession
In response to Friday’s commentary, “Exotic animal bill amounts to a taking of owners’ property”:
State Sen. Michael Roberson’s dangerous wild animal bill, SB 245, remedies a problem that has been spiraling out of control for decades. Nevada is one
HAPPY EARTH DAY
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.
- CHIEF SEATTLE OF THE SUWAMISH TRIBE, letter to President Franklin Pierce
Flavio Tiger and His Big Move
Flavio, a 24 year old male tiger, was recently loaded up into a transport cage to await his ride that would take him to Gainesville where he had an appointment with his veterinarian. (He is one of a handful of cats that
Protect Cubs From Abuse at the Fair
Last March when we told you the Sarasota County Agricultural Fair (Florida) had an exhibitor charging patrons to pet and have photos taken with a tiny tiger cub, more than 1200 of you called and emailed the fair’s management asking them to please not allow this exploitation of big cat cubs. Some of you even protested outside the fairgrounds.
Unfortunately, we’ve just learned that the Sarasota County Fair is at it again this week. They have a different exhibitor this year
This bill needs your support so that big cats can no longer be bred for lives of exploitation and misery in Texas.
Texas residents! Please send a quick and easy letter to your Reps today to Support HB 1015
A bill like this could have saved Dolly the Mountain Lion
H.B. No. 1015
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the regulation of big cats and nonhuman primates;
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF
USDA Cracks Down on Traveling Acts
Here's the great part about the following article:
If cub petting displays have to identify their cubs by name, sex, age, species and identifying markings AND has to reveal who the real owners of the cubs are, then it will be easier for USDA to catch them when cubs disappear and it will be easier for USDA to see that they are using the cubs too young (under 8 weeks according to the USDA Big Cat FAQ) and too old (according to USDA court cases where they found 12 weeks to be the oldest allowed.)
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