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There's Absolutely No Reason to Declaw Your Cat
Offbeat  (tags: cats, declawing, laws )

Jeri
- 7 days ago - cnn.com
Five years ago, I was introduced to Dr. Jennifer Conrad and Jim Jensvold, both with the Paw Project, who pushed for the ban on wild cat declawing in California, as well as bans in eight California cities, Denver, Colorado and much
New California Pet Store Law in Effect
Offbeat  (tags: pets, stores, laws, California )

Jeri
- 28 days ago - catster.com
What other stipulations go along with the new California law that pet stores can no longer sell pets unless they come from shelters or rescues?
VICTORY ! ! Arizona Toughens Laws Against Animal Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: animals, laws, protection, environment )

Cher
- 35 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Thanks to the new legislation, the maximum charge will now be a class 5 felony and up to 18 months in jail (though of course, we wish it were even more). If the charge is downgraded, it will still remain a felony.
Law Beloved By Evangelicals Might Stand in the Way of Trump's Wall
Offbeat  (tags: religion, churches, tRump wall, laws, irony )

Freya
- 126 days ago - yahoo.com
While Congress did appropriate $600 million last March for construction of 33 miles of new barriers in the Rio Grande Valley, La Lomita, a tiny one-room chapel owned by the Diocese of Brownsville, stands in the path of the proposed new section.
No More Government Shutdowns - EVER. Here's How We Get There.
Offbeat  (tags: shutdown, protests, laws, petitions )

Freya
- 143 days ago - dailykos.com
The Trump shutdown lasted over a month, making it the longest federal government shutdown in history - all because Trump insisted on taking the government hostage over a racist, expensive, and ineffective wall.
US Hiker Given Warning for Rescuing 'Abandoned' Bear Cub
Offbeat  (tags: Abandoned, Animals, Laws, US hiker, USA )


- 808 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A hiker in the US has avoided criminal charges after rescuing what appeared to be an abandoned black bear cub from an Oregon trail. Corey Hancock, 41, spotted the bear lying on his back alone when returning from a hike on Monday evening.
COMMA MISTAKE A Court's Decision in a Maine Labor Dispute Hinged on the Absence of An Oxford Comma
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Maine, serial comma, nerdy ruling, laws, grammatically ambiguous, workers' win, labor dispute, interesting, odd, off-beat )

Evelyn
- 822 days ago - qz.com
On March 13, a US court of appeals determined that certain clauses of Maine's overtime laws are grammatically ambiguous. Because of that lack of clarity, the five drivers won their appeal and were found eligible for overtime
Are We Tough Enough on Animal Cruelty?
Offbeat  (tags: Laws, Animal Cruelty, UK )


- 844 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Andrew Frankish was filmed stamping on a bulldog and throwing her down stairs (Pictured) , When two brothers who filmed themselves torturing a dog were spared jail it provoked an outcry. Yet England and Wales has the lightest maximum sentence in Europe
You Can Marry a Dog in India and Identify as a Dragon in Russia: Revealing the Most Baffling Laws in the World
Offbeat  (tags: laws, strange, surprising, off-beat, world )

Evelyn
- 846 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
While it's important to be aware of the customs and etiquette expected in the destinations you visit, some behaviours you're actually allowed to engage in across the world may surprise you
Two-Year Jail for Cruelty to Animals
Offbeat  (tags: laws, legalisation, animal welfare, animal protection )

Simone
- 849 days ago - thedailystar.net
The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law increasing punishment for killing or badly hurting an animal. As per the proposed law, any person committing such crimes would have to face two years' imprisonment or Tk 50,000 fine or both.
Washington State Trooper Catches Driver Using Mannequin in Carpool Lane
Offbeat  (tags: law enforcement, traffic, highways, rules, laws, cheating )

Freya
- 850 days ago - yahoo.com
A Washington State Patrol trooper who spotted a motorist violating the rules of the road is no dummy. The eagle-eyed trooper spotted a driver attempting to outsmart the high occupancy lane policy by passing off a mannequin as a passenger.
Mexico City Enacts One of the Most Animal-Friendly Constitutions in the Americas
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, Mexico City, laws )

Anna
- 862 days ago - hsi.org
recognizes animals as sentient beings whose welfare must be protected. They are accorded moral consideration and their care is considered a common responsibility of citizens and local authorities. It mandates secondary laws to determine penalties
President Obama Has Signed the END Wildlife Trafficking Act !!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, laws )

Anna
- 985 days ago - wcs.org
President Barack Obama took an important step in the fight against the illegal killing of wildlife, signing the END Wildlife Trafficking Act into law.
Gun Sales Rise in US as Obama Unveils Control Plans
Offbeat  (tags: guns, laws, politics, sales, USA )


- 1260 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sales of guns in the US are rising, just as President Barack Obama unveils control measures designed to limit the availability of weapons.
Queen Elizabeth II Owns Every Dolphin in Britain and Doesn't Need a Driving License
Offbeat  (tags: Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, passport, laws, dolphins, sherry, wine, driving, Australian government, swans, sturgeon, UK )

Scooby
- 1487 days ago - uk.businessinsider.com
Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?
 

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