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Senate votes to toughen animal abuse penalties

Archived, 9 days ago From courant.com 

Hartford, CONNECTICUT - People who intentionally maim, torture, wound or kill an animal in Connecticut could face tougher punishments under a bill moving through the General Assembly.

The Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously for a bill that subjects repeat off ...

Australian lawmaker proposes greyhound racing ban

Archived, 9 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Following the exposure of disturbing animal cruelty in greyhound racing, an Australian lawmaker has stepped up to ban the industry in New South Wales (NSW).

Earlier this year the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired an exposé that ...

Moby opens up on his veganism

Archived, 9 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - Longtime vegan and animal advocate Moby opened up recently to the Los Angeles Times about his thirty-plus years dedication to veganism.

Moby talked to the newspaper in advance of the opening of his vegan restaurant, Little Pine, in Sil ...

Naked Pamela makes a scene for Peta

Archived, 9 days ago From belfasttelegraph.co.uk 

Belfast, U K - Pamela Anderson has taken another stab at stripping off for PETA - by recreating the famous Psycho shower scene.

The 47-year-old actress is transformed into a Hitchcock blonde for the new black-and-white poster, which sees her posing n ...

Fighting trafficking of Cambodia’s vulnerable bears

Archived, 9 days ago From scidev.net 

London, U K - In their wild habitats in Asia, the Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus), and the Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) play an important role in keeping the ecosystem healthy, by doing things such as spreading seeds throughout the forest through their fae ...

Honeybees, butterflies to get help from new federal plan

Archived, 9 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - It's no secret that in recent years, US honeybee and butterfly populations have been in serious decline.

Though it wouldn't be the first time, now the federal government is stepping in, announcing its plan to boost numbers of these he ...

More Americans think animals deserve same rights as humans

Archived, 9 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - A new poll shows that the number of Americans that believe animals are entitled to having the same rights and protections as humans has grown.

A Gallup poll called 1,024 randomly selected numbers and asked Americans 18 years old and ov ...

Birds have right to freedom, dignity

Archived, 10 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - A high court in New Delhi, India, has made history by acknowledging that birds have the right to “live with dignity,” fly wherever they want without being trapped in a cage, and their “fundamental rights” protect them from cruelty.

“I ...

Dog fighting would be criminalized in N.J. under advancing bill

Archived, 10 days ago From nj.com 

Newark, NEW JERSEY - Leaders of dog fighting rings in New Jersey could be prosecuted under the same laws as organized crime members under legislation passed by the state Senate on Monday.

The bill (S736), which passed 35-0 would establish the crime of lead ...

Colorado takes steps to protect greater sage grouse

Archived, 10 days ago From bakken.com 

Fargo, NORTH DAKOTA - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday ordered state agencies to take steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse in hopes of avoiding a listing under the federal Endangered Species Act, which would trigger tougher conservatio ...

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