Category: Legal

ATTENTION MARYLAND: Support HB 216/ SB 269

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAllow First Responders to Provide First Aid to Animals in Emergencies Did you know that in Maryland it’s a misdemeanor for first responders (like EMTs and firefighters) to provide medical care to a dog or cat in an emergency? This is because it’s a crime to treat animals without a veterinary license. At first glance, this law makes sense but…

Friday Night Frights: USDA Removes Tens of Thousands of Reports about Animal Welfare from Website

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThe unexpected and sudden deletion of tens of thousands of reports from the USDA website last week horrified and frightened animal advocates across the country, including me. I was so surprised and dumbfounded and angry that I started crying. Tears are a rare occurrence on my part and usually reserved for deaths and TV shows where the romantic leads don’t…

ATTENTION SOUTH CAROLINA: Keep Wild Animals Wild

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinA proposed law in the South Carolina legislature protecting big cats, great apes, and bears needs your support. The bill takes the first steps toward making it illegal for people to own these animals as pets. South Carolina is one of only five states with no restrictions on ownership of exotic animals. These beautiful animals belong in the wild, not…