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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…



1998 Election Gains

By Stephen S. Boynton | Published: 12/15/1998

Hunters, trappers, and wildlife management experts gained ground in the November elections, approving measures that keep control of natural resource management in the hands of professionals and protect the right to hunt and trap.



In 98, California governor signs two dog and cat bills

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 10/31/1998

Dog and cat fanciers had their work cut out for them this year in California when three bills dealing with pet population issues showed up in the legislature. The Rosenthal bill, SB2102, was a breeder licensing bill that had several…



In 98, California governor signs two dog and cat bills

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 10/31/1998

Dog and cat fanciers had their work cut out for them this year in California when three bills dealing with pet population issues showed up in the legislature. The Rosenthal bill, SB2102, was a breeder licensing bill that had several…



Congress Hears Testimony on Eco-terrorism

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 06/30/1998

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime spent an afternoon listening to testimony about environmental terrorism in early June, about 10 days before a new rash of attacks against Wyoming ranchers.



A Performance Analysis of King County Animal Control Ordinance 10423, Enacted in 1992

By Lee Wallot | Published: 06/30/1998

This analysis will show that, despite King County Animal Control annual reports to the contrary, Ordinance 10423 has accomplished none of the goals its proponents said it would accomplish.



Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Breeder Licensing Bill, Criminal Penalties Included

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 06/30/1998

The Connecticut State Legislature approved HB 5495, a bill that criminalizes breeders who do not apply for a kennel license. The bill allows unannounced inspections of registered kennels and imposes fines up to $1000 and jail terms…



Feds Drop 29 Species From ESA

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 06/30/1998

With a pair of Bald Eagles and their chick in the background, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt announced that the federal government will drop 29 species from the Endangered Species Act list of protected species at a May 5 press…



California Federation Fights for Dog Owners’ Rights

By Judy Coffman | Published: 12/31/1997

The California Federation of Dog Clubs was formed in 1990 after the disbanding of Responsible Dog Owners of the Golden State. RDOGS had been successful in getting a state-wide generic dangerous dog law passed and so precluded the…



A Tale of Two Dog Laws

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 10/31/1997

Dog owners and fanciers are facing an onslaught of restrictive laws at state and local levels throughout the country. Animal rights activists promote breeder restrictions in the guise of consumer protection laws and solutions to…



Wolf Hybrid Owners Face Double Whammy

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 10/31/1997

Wolf hybrids, those canines that are crosses between wolves and dogs, are feared by many, maligned by some, and canines non grata in a growing number of communities. The reasons? Like many animals, hybrids can be unpredictable and…



Missouri Federation of Animal Owners

By Anne Edwards | Published: 10/31/1997

The Missouri Federation of Animal Owners educates the public and informs members of proposed legislation that may affect them as animal owners, users, and enthusiasts. We are the experts on the animal rights movement in Missouri…



A Woman’s Work Is Never Done

By Carol Williams | Published: 10/31/1997

This story actually began in 1973 with the first updating of the Clark County, Washington, animal control ordinance in 15 years. We didn’t know at the time that we were waging a war that would go on for years and perhaps never…



RPOA Breaks New Ground in Texas

By Mary Beth Duerler | Published: 10/31/1997

In case you haven’t heard, there’s an insidious cancer creeping across the country called ‘animal rights.’ Crazy as it sounds, their agenda is to end all use of animals, including pet ownership.



Pet Lemon Laws and Nails in the Coffin

By Anna Sadler | Published: 10/31/1997

Cat and dog fanciers have long been their own worst enemies in the breeding ban wars, and the reason for this is the intense love they feel for the pets that they breed, show and that share their homes.



California Bill Charges $250 for Breeder Permit

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 10/31/1997

California Senate Bill 621 has been amended to include a $250 annual permit for anyone who has sold, transferred, or given away “one or more dogs during the preceding calendar year” or sold a puppy or kitten received…



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