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Updated: 2017-12-11T14:51:25Z


California Becomes First State to Ban Retail Sale of Companion Animals


On October 13, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 485, which prohibits pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits unless they are obtained from a shelter or rescue organization.

Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society


This week’s Take Action Thursday urges immediate action to support a new farm bill that addresses animal welfare and restores transparency to USDA activities.

Washington, D.C., Enacts Legislation to Protect Companion Animals in Cold Weather


There are currently few laws that specifically address the problem of animals left outside in cold weather, but Washington, D.C., has recently passed one of the strongest in the nation.

Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society


This week’s Take Action Thursday urges passage of federal legislation that will support, not undermine, elephant conservation.

Illinois and New York Pass First Statewide Bans on the Use of Elephants in Entertainment


As public sentiment continues to turn against forcing wild animals to perform in entertainment acts, a flurry of new legislation has been enacted across the U.S. that reflects this attitude change.

Consider the Turkey


Some 46 million turkeys have been or are now being slaughtered for Thanksgiving in the United States this year, and by the end of the year, the total number slaughtered will be between 250 million and 300 million.

Greyhound Racing is a Bad Bet in Florida


There’s a small and dying industry that crams dogs into cages for most of their lives and forces them to run on tracks for entertainment and gambling, sustaining broken bones, heart attacks, drug overdoses, and other injuries.

Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society


This week’s Take Action Thursday urges action on a bill to stop cruel experiments on dogs at Veterans Affairs laboratories.