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It’s the Law: Crushingly Good News

November 30, 2010 by Tails Magazine in Legislation with 0 Comments

Laura AllenIt seems not a day goes by without some kind of legislation involving animal welfare making headlines across the country. Bills introduced on the local, state and even national levels have become important issues because animal welfare has emerged as a major priority to an increasingly growing population of people.

 At Tails, we know that keeping current and understanding 
the legal issues as they pertain to our beloved animal companions—and all animals in general is important to our readers. Which is why we created “It’s the Law,” by Laura Allen, executive director of the Animal Law Coalition a non-profit, which brings the latest animal legal news to attorneys, law students and the public, and offers legal analysis of the issues affecting animals.

Crushingly Good News
The federal bill to ban animal crush videos has now passed Congress and is on its way to President Obama’s desk for his signing! Click HERE to read more about this bill.

Keep It Going…Hopefully
Missouri voters pass groundbreaking laws to try to shut down the puppy mills overrunning the state. Will it spark similar legislation in other states this upcoming 2011 session? Click HERE for the scoop.

Lots of Changes in Animal Laws
The mid-term elections brought about a lot of changes for animal welfare—some good, some not so good. Click HERE for the results of the 2010 state ballot initiatives that related to animals.

Moving Forward
A Texas attorney has asked legislators to ban pit bulls statewide in the upcoming 2011 legislative session. For more on this, click HERE.

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