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MPs Reject Backbench Bid to Amend Abortion Laws
Offbeat  (tags: politics, laws, abortion laws, house of commons, UK )

Ray
- 8 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to clarify in law that abortion on the grounds of gender alone is illegal in the UK.
Food Allergy Laws Enforced in Restaurants and Takeaways
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Restaurants, takeaways, health. allergies., Laws, Europe )

Ray
- 81 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.
No Link Between Tough Penalties and Drug Use - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Laws, Drugs, Government Report, UK )

Ray
- 124 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There is "no obvious relationship" between tough laws and levels of drug use, a government report has suggested.
EU Review of Environmental Laws Raises Concern
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Laws, MEP'S, environment, wildlife, Review )

Ray
- 155 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Space for wildlife is being squeezed as European farmers battle to remain competitive, MEPs will get the chance this week to grill the nominees for Europe's top environment jobs about their green credentials.
Tiger Selfies Are A Thing? Not Anymore in NY
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, laws, no tiger selfies, conservation, protection )

Simone
- 198 days ago - ecorazzi.com
To all the New Yorkers trying to look cool on the Internet with their "tiger selfies": YOU'RE DONE. Tiger selfies are now banned in New York.
Chicago Police: Gun Laws Blamed for Weekend Killings
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Laws, USA )

Ray
- 232 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Chicago's police chief has blamed weak gun laws after a string of shootings over the holiday weekend that killed at least nine and injured dozens.
8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose
Offbeat  (tags: religion, laws, Christians, Muslims )

Freya
- 246 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don't like Obamacare. In particular, they really don't like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, people who don't like a law petition the government to change that
4 of the Best Places For Animals
Offbeat  (tags: countries, animals, animal welfare, laws, animal protection, legalisation )

Simone
- 260 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
It is painful for animal lovers to see an animal being mistreated, and different countries have different ways of dealing with animal abuse. Each country has its own set of animal welfare or protection laws that govern how these abusers should be punished
In Georgia, You Can Carry a Gun, But You Need a Prescription for a Vibrator
Offbeat  (tags: women, freedoms, odd, off-beat, laws )

Sarah
- 281 days ago - alternet.org
Imagine needing a prescription to visit Good Vibrations!
Law Change Is Good News for China's Moon Bears
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, laws, China, bears )

Cher
- 312 days ago - animalsasia.org
Animals Asia welcomes the closing of legal loophole in China which should ensure greater protection for wild Asiatic black bears - better known as moon bears.
Truck Stop Tiger Could Be Denied Legal Protections With New Louisiana Bill
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, laws )

Cher
- 315 days ago - aldf.org
The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is calling on the Louisiana state legislature today to defend existing protections for tigers, in light of a bill that could undo every victory made by the organization on Tony the tiger's behalf.
VICTORY! ! ! S.B. 428/H.B. 4393 Passes ! West Virginia Bans Exotic Pets !
Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, exotic pets, laws, protection )

Cher
- 320 days ago - bornfreeusa.org
This bill was signed into law by the governor on March 25, 2014.
Wildlife With Teeth Bill Progressing in Illinois General Assembly
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, bills, laws )

Cher
- 331 days ago - chicagoist.com
A bill in the Illinois Senate would amend the wildlife code to include wolves, bears and mountain lions on the list of protected species.
New California State Law Saves Mountain Lion Cub
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, mountain lions, laws )

Cher
- 419 days ago - kcet.org
An apparently orphaned mountain lion cub found in Santa Barbara County seems to be the first beneficiary of a new law regulating how law enforcement officers may respond to reports of the big predators in populated areas.
Law Protecting Mountain Lions Celebrated In Half Moon Bay
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, celebration, laws )

Cher
- 456 days ago - sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
Wildlife advocates, a state senator and the mayor of Half Moon Bay gathered Sunday to celebrate a new law that protects mountain lions and cubs that wander into human territory but pose no imminent threat to human life.
 

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