Though the fine print of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s current and past Euthanasia Reports contain strong evidence of the cruelty and danger of carbon monoxide gas chambers used to kill shelter animals, the AVMA has continued to insist such use of the medieval devices is "acceptable".
A renewed effort is underway to pass a ban on use of gestation crates in New Jersey for pregnant pigs. A bill, S. 1921, sailed through the legislature with overwhelming support only to be vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie (R).
Goddard’s Law, H.B. 274, is named after Dick Goddard, a beloved weather anchor for WJW Channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. Many Ohioans see him as a hero willing to step up for the animals to strengthen Ohio’s weak animal welfare laws. [Read more...]
Another effort is underway in Ohio to pass a law that will allow judges to issue civil or criminal orders of protection for companion animals at risk in situations of domestic violence. [Read more...]