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Latest ASPCA Government Relations Stories

2013-09-10 12:30:40

Closing inspection loophole for Internet dog breeders an important step NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(®)) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for issuing a final rule establishing greater federal oversight of puppy mills and online dog sales. The new rule closes a regulatory loophole in the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and, for the first time in history, requires...

2013-07-29 12:28:06

End of North Carolina session marks complete defeat for ag-gag/anti-whistleblower bills during 2013 legislative season NEW YORK, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and a broad spectrum of public interest groups today welcomed the defeat of all 11 ag-gag/anti-whistleblower bills that were introduced during 2013 legislative sessions across the country. North Carolina's session ended on Friday without a...

2013-06-28 16:22:49

NEW YORK, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), and Animal Protection of New Mexico are dismayed over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent decision to approve an application for a horse slaughter facility at Valley Meat Company LLC in Roswell, N.M. on the grounds that killing horses for human consumption is inhumane and creates a serious health risk to consumers....

2013-06-13 16:27:34

Approved amendment would protect horses from cruel practice in the U.S. NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(®)) commends the members of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for approving an amendment to its fiscal year 2014 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would prevent the use of taxpayer dollars by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect horse slaughter facilities. The...

2013-06-06 23:04:14

National Academy of Sciences recommends on-range management of wild horses. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has announced its support of the National Academy of Sciences´ (NAS) study that was released today, which identifies ways the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) can modify its program to manage sustainable populations of wild horses on public lands. The study takes note of several key findings,...

2013-05-16 16:26:17

ASPCA commends Committee for taking steps to strengthen animal fighting laws, expresses dismay over provision that would trample states' rights to protect animals NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved two amendments to the House Farm Bill (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act-H.R. 6083) that would impact animal welfare in starkly different ways. (Logo:...

2013-03-13 12:33:40

Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act prohibits cruel export and slaughter of drugged horses for human consumption WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) and the Center for Science in the Public Interest applaud U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Reps. Patrick Meehan,...