New California Pet Store Law Helps Shelter Animals

January 1, 2019 was the first day that a new animal welfare law went into effect here in California.  Under this law (called the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act), pet stores cannot sell dogs, cats, or rabbits unless they are from animal shelters or rescue organizations. This law prevents pet stores from selling animals sourced … Continue reading New California Pet Store Law Helps Shelter Animals

Voters Approve New Animal Welfare Laws in Florida and California

This week’s midterm elections saw two major animal welfare victories in the states of Florida and California. Florida’s Amendment 13, a measure to ban commercial Greyhound racing, was approved by 69% of voters in the state.  Thanks to this new legislation, Greyhound racing will be phased out over the next two years.  Good news for … Continue reading Voters Approve New Animal Welfare Laws in Florida and California

Local Jurisdictions Continue the Fight Against Puppy Mills

A recent blog post by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) highlights the leading role that cities and counties across the U.S. are taking to ban puppy mills—despite opposition at the state and federal levels. While many local jurisdictions are banning the sale of pet store animals bred in large-scale, for-profit breeding operations known as … Continue reading Local Jurisdictions Continue the Fight Against Puppy Mills

Hope for Animals: New Animal Protection Legislation in U.S. States

The Humane Society of the United States has summarized some positive animal welfare news on its blog, A Humane Nation. Several U.S. states have passed some encouraging animal protection legislation this year…a bit of good news for all of the animals who live among us. Massachusetts: 78% of voters approved an anti-factory farming ballot measure … Continue reading Hope for Animals: New Animal Protection Legislation in U.S. States

The Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Candidates for November Election

How can animal lovers ensure that they are electing political candidates who believe in the humane treatment of animals? The Humane Society Legislative Fund has created an endorsements website that features their picks for candidates who have solid positions and records on animal protection issues. The HSLF also produces the well-known Humane Scorecard which tracks … Continue reading The Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Candidates for November Election