Moving Forward: A Unified Statement on the Humane, Sustainable, and Cost-Effective On-Range Management of America’s Wild Horses and Burros

More than 80 organizations including Animal Law Coalition oppose the Trump Administration Plan to Slaughter America’s Mustangs [Read more…]

Trump Plans for Offshore Drilling a “Grave Danger” to Wildlife

The Trump Administration plans to expand offshore oil and gas drilling over the next five years from 2019-2024 to include areas off the Atlantic, Pacific and Alaska coasts as well as in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic. The proposed oil and gas development will cover more than 98% of the U.S. Outer Continental […] [Read more…]

The Worst Zoo for Elephants

In Defense of Animals has chosen the Oklahoma City Zoo as the worst zoo for elephants. Though there is no good zoo for any animal and certainly not elephants. Yet this is where the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle decided to send its remaining elephants, Bamboo and Chai, when public pressure forced the zoo to […] [Read more…]

Trump Administration Plans to Sell Wild Horses for Slaughter

In the BLM FY 2019 budget proposal the Trump Administration states it plans to sell up to 90,000 wild horses and burros for slaughter in foreign countries. The Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1331, et seq. requires the Administration to protect America’s wild horses and burros. Instead, the Bureau of […] [Read more…]

Rep. Steve King Tries Again

In 2013 Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduced a provision that would have effectively taken away the ability of state and local governments to pass laws requiring better treatment for farm animals. That provision did not become law, but now Rep. King is trying again with his bill, HR 3599 King’s bill, H.R. 3599, would target, […] [Read more…]

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