Uncategorized

Action Alert – October 27 Hearing in Richmond, VA on banning elephants

October 27 hearing scheduled in Richmond, VA for city-wide ban on circus elephants The Richmond, VA City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 27, regarding Ordinance No. 2014-199. The ordinance would essentially prohibit circuses from exhibiting elephants…

Animal Cruelty Laws Don’t Depend on Animal Rights

New York Times – Vigorous prosecution of animal cruelty is appropriate, but not based on animal rights. All members of nonhuman animal species are incapable of significant moral responsibilities, and thus affording them “rights” just doesn’t fit. Rather than focusing…

Missouri’s ‘Right to Farm’ passes…barely

Dairy Herd Management In a narrow margin, Missouri voters passed Amendment 1, a proposed constitutional amendment creating a right to farm. According to the Associated Press, the amendment had 498,751 votes for it and 496,223 against it with all precincts…

Ag commissioner candidate faults rival on bill to allow horse sale for slaughter

Dallas News AUSTIN — Agriculture commissioner candidate Tommy Merritt is drawing attention to rival Sid Miller’s past support for horse slaughter, noting in a mailer to Republican primary voters that Miller introduced measures in the House to legalize the sale…

HSUS Contributions Drop $20 Million in 2013

Humanewatch.org It must be a bad day for Wayne “I don’t love animals” Pacelle and company over at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). They’re desperately trying to put lipstick on a pig, and it’s obvious. Today Pacelle…