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Petition - Success: Hong Kong Bans Ivory Sales
Offbeat  (tags: Hong Kong, ivory sales, banning, prevention of further killings, prevention of wildlife loss, Animal welfare act, loopholes, elephant welfare, ethical behaviour, changing attitudes, wildlife trafficking, wildlife preservation )


- 473 days ago - forcechange.com
Praise Hong Kong for banning all ivory sales. Hong Kong has officially banned all ivory sales completely, closing any legal loopholes for shops still selling pre-1970s ivory and ending grace periods for businesses phasing out their ivory sales.
Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs Now Banned in 250 Places in the U.S.
Offbeat  (tags: puppy mills, bans, Animal Cruelty, exploitation, ethics and morality, Animal welfare act, stronger protection, standards, pet stores, sales )


- 490 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
The city of Poulsbo, Washington, has joined hundreds of other places in America that have banned the sale of puppy mill dogs and cats in pet stores. That brings the total number of towns, cities, counties and even states who now forbid the cruel practice
"NOSEY'S LAW" COULD BAN ELEPHANTS AND OTHER ANIMALS FROM CIRCUSES AND FAIRS IN NEW JERSEY
Offbeat  (tags: nosey, circus animals, exotic animals, animal abuse, animal exploitation, ban, Animal welfare act )


- 494 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
On Monday, New Jersey state legislature voted to ban the use of elephants and other exotic animals from circuses and other entertainment facilities within the state. With overwhelming support, the bill passed the Senate and the Assembly, and if...
Baltimore May Be the Next City to Ban Selling Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores
Offbeat  (tags: pet stores, Animal welfare act, puppy mills, illegally, bad business, deplorable conditions, Animal Cruelty, stronger protection laws, safety standards, adopable animals, needless suffering, killing )


- 496 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
The Baltimore City Council is considering banning all retail sales of cats and dogs in pet stores within the city. Maryland state law already prohibits the vending of cats and dogs from illegal puppy mills, but allows pet stores to sell the animals...
VIDEO: Half-Frozen Turtles Rescued From Death in Texas Cold Snap
Offbeat  (tags: freezing temperatures, turtle rescue, Animal welfare act, animal protection, compassionate people, Wildlife conservation )


- 496 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Hundreds of cold-stunned sea turtles have been brought back from the brink. More than 500 have been saved so far, but seasoned rescuers are bracing themselves for more. They expect this week's record-breaking freeze to leave another 500 turtles in need...
VIDEO: Sailors Rescue Drowning Squirrel Struggling Desperately in the Water
Offbeat  (tags: squirrel, drowning, Animal rescue, Animal welfare act, compassionate people, Second Chance, happy ending, protection )


- 506 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
When a group of sailors discovered a drowning squirrel stranded in a large lake, they sprung into action to save him. But the squirrel was too exhausted to grab onto a stick that the crew extended into the water in an attempt to help. At a lack for...
VIDEO: Heroic 'Monkey Man' Feeds 100 Primates Every Day
Offbeat  (tags: monkeys, feeding, Animal welfare act, good people, compassion, contributions, Help animals )


- 518 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Seventy-nine-year-old Shyam Sadhu of India has been feeding almost 100 monkeys per day for the past 40 years. He feels a calling to help animals, especially monkeys, which are considered descendants of the Hindu god Hanuman.
VIDEO: This Cat May Have One Eye and A Snaggletooth, But He's Absolutely Beautiful
Offbeat  (tags: animal lovers, unique animals, Animal welfare act, animal rights )


- 525 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Born with only one eye and a malformed jaw that caused him to have a snaggletooth, Willie stood out from the other kittens in his litter -- but when cat lover Kristen first laid eyes on him, she knew they were meant for one another. Kristen thought he...
VIDEO: Cat Clings for Life On Steep Cliff Until Brave Rescuers Arrive
Offbeat  (tags: cat rescued, Animal welfare act, compassionate people, animal lovers, prevention, protection, safety )


- 527 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Meet Zion, a Los Angeles cat who became trapped on a 100-foot cliff that disabled him from both reaching the ground and climbing further up. Neighbors noticed the stranded feline and called rescue workers, who rushed to Zion's aid.
Heroic Man Risks Burning to Save Rabbit From California Wildfire
Offbeat  (tags: heroes, animal saviours, Animal welfare act, ethical behaviour, good deeds, prevention of suffering, Good news story, compassionate people, protection )


- 530 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
In a move that could have left him badly burned, a heroic man risked his own safety to save a rabbit from the roaring flames of a California wildfire. The panicked rabbit was running into the fire, so the man pulled over and followed the creature.
VIDEO: Donkey Brutally Beaten With Pipe Finally Knows What Love Feels Like
Offbeat  (tags: Animal rescue, Beaten donkey, Love of animals, Animal welfare act, happy now, end of suffering, GoodNews, protection )


- 570 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
When the team at Animal Aid Unlimited in India got the call, the situation was dire. A donkey had been savagely beaten over and over with a lead pipe to his head and body. Bloody and shaken, the donkey was barely able to move. He had more than 20 deep...
The Animal Welfare Act: Are Animals Really Better Off?
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, animal welfare act, labratories animals, protection, debate )

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- 3131 days ago - animals.change.org
This week, there will be a meeting sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to recognize improvements that have been made in animal welfare. But, are laboratory animals really better off now than in past years?
   

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