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HB 5368: Testimony of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, February 2011

By | Published: 03/30/2011

Mister/Madam Chairman, Members of the CGA Environment Committee,

Thank you for the opportunity to offer testimony regarding HB 5368. I represent the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, which includes over 95% of Connecticut-licensed…



CDC TIGHTENS RABIES VACCINATION RULES FOR IMPORTED DOGS

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/7/2007

The US Centers for Disease Control tightened rabies vaccination regulations to prevent unvaccinated puppies from entering the country. The new rule requires that importers confine all puppies that are too young to vaccinate until…



DOG OWNERS DEFEAT EAR CROPPING BAN

By Patti Strand | Published: 11/7/2006

A concerted effort by dog breeders led a California senator to drop a proposed ban on ear cropping that had been tacked onto a bill to renew and update the state’s veterinary practices law.



NAIA Resolution Supporting Animal Welfare

By Patti Strand | Published: 02/25/2006

Expresses support for researched and industry tested livestock and accepted animal husbandry practices, education programs that present facts of animal production, scientific research involving animals and wildlife management practices…



High Noon in Albuquerque   NAIA urges supporters: Stand with Rio Grande!

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/7/2006

Over the last 30 years, the breeder-enthusiasts who belong to local kennel and cat clubs have led the way in promoting responsible pet ownership. They’ve developed community outreach networks to educate; provided low-cost…



ALERT: NAIA OPPOSES PAWS S. 1139

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/7/2005

US Senator Richard Santorum of Pennsylvania has introduced S 1139, a bill to amend the federal Animal Welfare Act. Dubbed the Pet Animal Welfare Statute of 2005, this bill poses a dilemma for animal welfare advocates: On one hand,…



NETHERCUTT DOMESTIC TERRORISM BILL TARGETS ANIMAL RIGHTS CRIMES

By Patti Strand | Published: 11/7/2004

In March, Congressman George Nethercutt, currently a candidate for US Senate,* promised a “full court press against the terrorists” in his presentation to the NAIA “The Price We Pay” conference in Washington…



FEDS PROPOSE NEW REGS FOR PET BIRDS, RATS, AND MICE

By Patti Strand | Published: 10/7/2004

In 2002, Congress excluded rats, mice, and birds used in research from the animal welfare act. In response, the US Department of Agriculture amended its regulations to reflect the change and solicited comments from the public on…



USDA AMENDS REGS TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/1/2004

The US Department of Agriculture closed several loopholes in animal welfare regulations by applying the “three breeding females regulation” to entire households in amendments that took effect on August 13, 2004.



DENVER SAYS A RESOUNDING “NO!” TO CIRCUS ANIMAL BAN

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/29/2004

On August 10, 2004, citizens of Denver, Colorado, voted nearly 3-1 to keep the circus in town.

The ban was placed on the ballot through an initiative drive spearheaded by a high school student and backed by the Humane Society…



NAIA APPLAUDS INHOFE BILL TARGETING ANIMAL RIGHTS TERRORISM

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/24/2003

From our beginning in 1991, the National Animal Interest Alliance has worked for laws to protect animal enterprises from animal rights extremism.



NAIA WEIGHS IN ON FAA PROPOSAL FOR ANIMAL TRAVEL

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/8/2002

More than two years ago, Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2000 that directed the Federal Aviation Administration to write rules for a reporting system to be used by airlines when animals escaped, were injured, or died…



Movie Stars Want Federal Restrictions on Private Ownership of Exotic Animals

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 11/9/2000

Hollywood celebrities Tippi Hedren, daughter Melanie Griffith, and Kermit the Frog appeared in Washington DC to promote the Shambala Wild Animal Protection Act of 2000, an attempt to tightly restrict private ownership of exotic…



Where Do Values About Animals Lie for Fourth Graders?

By Phil Clifford | Published: 02/14/1997

From the beginning, NAIA has been about values.



Dogs Will Be Dogs… But Cats Won’t

By Anna Sadler | Published: 06/10/1996

Laws being proposed, and in some cases passed, throughout the country are lumping cat and dog issues together, and are no more appropriate than attempting to put that square peg into the round hole. These pets are two different…



A SCIENTIST’S PERSPECTIVE

By Patrick H. Cleveland, PhD | Published: 05/9/1996

Virtually every medical advance has used animals in some stage of research or testing. Thus, whether medical progress continues at the same pace in the next century depends upon an informed public supporting the continued use of…



REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE EXTENT AND EFFECTS OF DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM ON ANIMAL ENTER

By Patti Strand | Published: 02/25/1996

This report was mandated by the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act and prepared for Congress by the US Departments of Agriculture and Justice in response to increasing complaints of incidents of terrorism against people involved…



PENNSYLVANIA COURT STRIKES DOWN ORDINANCE LIMITING NUMBER OF CATS PER RESIDENCE

By Patti Strand | Published: 03/30/1995

By opinion dated March 30, 1994, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down an ordinance that limited the number of cats or dogs that could be maintained in a single residence to five.



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