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India: Excellent News ! - 120-Year-Old Tradition of Animal Sacrifice Ends After 12 Year Battle.
Offbeat  (tags: village, children, education, animal welfare, animal protection, legalisation )

- 1672 days ago -
Every year, Rajo Sankranti (a mass festival in Odisha, India) is a feast day for the villagers of Srirampur and its neighboring villages under the Pattamundai police limit, where hundreds of animals are killed for the Deity Maa Ramchandi, Srirampur
Break the Chain
Offbeat  (tags: break the chain, stop circus animal suffering, campaign, reports, legalisation, animal defenders international )

- 1904 days ago -
Welcome to Break The Chain, the campaign to bring an end to circus animal suffering in the USA, led by Animal Defenders International. Here you will find latest updates from the campaign, reports and briefings on the issues.
New Bill To Pair Dogs With Veterans
Offbeat  (tags: veterans, shelter dogs, bonding, friendship, love, new bill, legalisation )

- 1925 days ago -
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill with a feature that will pair trained shelter dogs with veterans. Living with a pet can only improve the lives of our soldiers when they return from duty.
Offbeat  (tags: seat belts, travelling, cars, animal protection drivers protection law, legalisation )

- 1931 days ago -
It's important for several reasons: (1) to prevent dogs from freely roaming around the vehicle, decreasing driver distractions and the possibility of collision; (2) insuring the highest level of safety for the dog while in the vehicle
WeHo Says Hell No To Fur
Offbeat  (tags: west hollywood, animal welfare, legalisation, laws, animal protection )

- 2056 days ago -
-- No cat declawing. No dogs or cats for sale in pet stores. Now -- no fur for sale. Last month, the forward-thinking West Hollywood City Council voted to forbid the sale of fur within the city limits.
Wolves, Laws, and Parochialism
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, facts, evidence, maglined, legalisation, congress, protection, ecocsytems )

- 2218 days ago -
As an initial matter, wolves pose little threat to people. In the 230+ year history of the United States, the number of wolf attacks can probably be counted on one person's fingers and toes. The number of fatal attacks is far fewer. Wolves do, however,
Rocky Mountain Low
Offbeat  (tags: grey wolves, destruction endangered species act, senators, legalisation )

- 2228 days ago -
The goal of the Endangered Species Act is to restore healthy, self-sustaining populations of disappearing plants and animals, not to keep them teetering on the brink of extinction. Yet the actions of three states and a handful of congressmen seem likely
Celebrate 2010's Legislative Victories for Animals!
Offbeat  (tags: politiccans, victories, farm animals, animals welfare, legalisation )

- 2234 days ago -
With the help of our awe-inspiring Advocacy Brigade, the ASPCA fought for and celebrated major legislative victories for both companion and farm animals in 2010. Whether you wrote letters to your legislators to express concern about a federal or state
Fasano: Domestic Violence Law Should Include Pet Abuse
Offbeat  (tags: legalisation, include animals into domestic violence l, protection, elderly dog, survivor )

- 2234 days ago -
Little Horatio still wears the evidence of the abuse he suffered at the hands of his former owner's son five years ago. Now going on 8 years old, the Catahoula leopard dog took so many beatings to the head prior
Throwing Wolves Off the Ark
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, poltiicans, anti wolf, wolf haters, protection, wolf recovery, legalisation )

- 2236 days ago -
The American public supports wolf recovery. The science supports wolf recovery. The courts support wolf recovery. And still, eight members of Congress are resorting to dirty political tricks to strip wolves across the country of their protections
Russia May Ban Tigers, Crocodiles as Pets
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- 2250 days ago -
Crocodiles, tigers and penguins may soon disappear from Russian homes if the parliament clears a bill that bans "exotic" animals from being kept as pets. A bill on animal care that is pending with the parliament may include a list of animals that are
Confronting Cruel Kids
Offbeat  (tags: cruelty, animalcruelty, cruel children, laws, legalisation, media )

- 2252 days ago -
Regardless of whether nature or nurture is to blame for violent behavior, it is good to hear that the issue of children harming animals is getting more attention on several fronts. When we read or hear about local cases of animal cruelty, sometimes
House Votes to Outlaw Sales of 'Crush Videos' Documenting Animal Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: congree, USA, voted banning animalcrush videos, animal welfare, legalisation )

- 2259 days ago -
The House on Monday voted to ban so-called crush videos that depict the abuse and killing of animals. The measure would revive, with some modifications, a 1999 law that was struck down by the Supreme Court in April on the grounds it was too broadly
Living Property: A New Status for Animals Within the Legal System
Offbeat  (tags: animal rights, animal laws, legalisation, legal standing, protection )

- 2262 days ago -
This Article develops the proposition that non-human animals can possess and exercise legal rights. This proposal is supported by the fact that our legal system already accommodates a number of animal interests within the criminal anti-cruelty laws and
Animal Justice Fund
Offbeat  (tags: new zealand, farm animals, captive animals, animal welfare, legalisation, litigation, public awareness )

- 2267 days ago -
The Animal Justice Fund (AJF) is a multi-million dollar fund established to promote animal welfare through strategic litigation and public awareness campaigns. In particular, the AJF seeks to facilitate the prosecution of persons or businesses who

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