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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White Coat Waste Project files federal complaint demanding government claw back tax dollars wasted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on abusive and illegal animal experiments

Copper was abused at the Cleveland VA cat lab for 14 months before being put down

Through a freedom of information request, White Coat Waste Project (WCW) have unearthed a report by the Veterans Association Office of Research Oversight (ORO) which documents “years of rampant waste and abuse” and violations of federal law in carrying out cruel tests on cats at the Cleveland VA “cat lab”. And because of these …

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4 U.S. states where bestiality is not a crime

Defining bestiality

As of June 2021, the US states of Hawaii, New Mexico, West Virginia, and Wyoming did not have laws against bestiality according to Cornell Law School (wrong? Please tell me in a comment). I found this extraordinary. Amazing. If there is not criminal law against bestiality it is not a crime per se. If …

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New York State animal protection laws (with comments)

New York State animal protection laws

New York State’s animal protection laws are comprehensive and extensive which is unsurprising to me as it is one of just two US states which ban cat declawing (Aug 2023). The governing politicians are progressive. Because the law is extensive, I’ve focused on those parts that concern domestic cats and dogs together with other …

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Domestic animal protection laws of Texas. The law and its rank.

Texas animal protection laws

The animal welfare law protecting the domestic animals (pets) of Texas is encompassed within a statute that is much wider in its ambit and which also includes livestock. The law is called: PENAL CODE, TITLE 9. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND DECENCY. The relevant section is under the heading ‘disorderly conduct and related offences’. …

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What were the first animal welfare laws of America?

First American animal welfare laws?

It seems likely, but I can’t be absolutely sure, that the first American welfare laws in America were published in 1641 by the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was one of the original English settlements in present-day Massachusetts; settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refugees. You might …

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‘Any cat that goes on my property, I trap it and it disappears’ – Florida man

Florida - cat's disappear after trapping

OPINION and comment on the latest news. Background: we know that in the United States there are many property owners who hate domestic and stray cats wandering onto their property. Cats can wander as they wish and there is no concept of trespassing for the humble domestic cat. This irritates a lot of people. …

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