31 US states allow people to smash car windows to save a pet in hot weather

US states allowing ‘reasonable force’ to save an animal cooking in a hot vehicle

I am told that a ‘heat dome’ has decided to site on top of the United States of America which potentially jeopardises life and limb for people and pets. Heat domes can cause extreme, freakish temperatures. Of particular concern are pets left in the back of cars with windows closed and no means to …

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Animal exploitation videos on social media platforms are a concern

'Dog eating lemon trick' on TikTok

Animal exploitation videos on social media platforms have become a concerning issue. A report by the Asia for Animals Social Media Animal Cruelty Coalition (SMACC) revealed the shocking scope of such videos posted on platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook. Between July 2020 and August 2021, they identified 5,480 individual links to videos of …

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Countdown to compulsory cat microchipping in England

Countdown to compulsory cat microchipping in England on 24th June 2024

From 24th June 2024, cat owners must ensure that their cats are microchipped under the law: “Cats Protection is delighted that pet cats in England will be given the same protection as dogs when it comes to microchipping. The charity regularly reunites owners with their much-loved cats, and in most cases this is only …

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Save rescue animals’ lives. Email California State Assembly Committee urgently. April 2024.

Writing an email to California's Assembly Committee lobbying for AB2265!

This is a cross post to help publicise it. America’s foremost animal rescue advocate, Nathan Winograd, is campaigning to enact a piece of legislation passing through California’s legislature at the moment which would save the lives of rescue animals in California. It’s very important. It’s a piece of legislation which makes common sense. It’s …

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Washington becomes the 12th U.S. state to ban cosmetic testing on animals

Ban on cosmetic testing on animals in Washington state is a good animal welfare step forward

Washington has recently passed a law to become the 12th U.S. state to ban the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals. This legislation, known as H.B. 1097, was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. The move is a significant step towards reducing animal cruelty in the cosmetics industry and …

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Is animal welfare poorer in autocracies compared to democracies?

Autocracy

There’s a good chance that animal welfare is weaker in autocracies compared to democracies, but it’s not a simple yes or no answer. Despite that balanced beginning, I think you can almost guarantee that in autocracies and dictatorships, animal welfare is poorer than in true, well-established democracies. I discuss the topic below. For me, …

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Illegal to bring young or pregnant puppy farm or kitten mill animals into the UK

Selaine Saxby who introduced the private members bill to shut down the cruel and illegal trade in importing young dogs and cats into the UK from mainland Europe

Legislation is currently going through Parliament in the UK to ban the importation of cats and dogs bred at cruel puppy farms and kitten mills often in Romania and Poland on the European continent. This has been a big ongoing problem in the UK for quite a long time. Private members bill The proposed …

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