U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) has introduced once again his resolution opposing the use of gas chambers to kill shelter animals, H. Res. 208. [Read more...]
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved an amendment to the House Farm Bill[, H.R. 6083, also known as the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM)], to strengthen laws against animal fighting. The amendment, introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), makes attending an animal fight a federal offense and imposes additional penalties for bringing a child to a dog or cockfight. [Read more...]
The Senate sponsor of the Safeguard American Food Exports Act (SAFE Act), S.B. 541, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D–LA) has said the bill “will pass this year”. The SAFE Act is the latest effort in Congress to ban horse slaughter for human consumption. [Read more...]
PUPS Act is the name appropriately given to federal legislation proposed during the 2009-2010 Congressional session in the wake of the scathing audit by the Office of Inspector General that condemns USDA’s lax enforcement of regulations that apply to puppy mills.