The removal of tens of thousands of reports and documents from the USDA website about animals in zoos, puppy mills, lab testing facilities, and more was a huge blow for advocates and the animals themselves.
If your senator has not signed the letter asking the USDA to restore the animal welfare reports that were abruptly taken off the website last week or otherwise spoken out against it, they need to hear from you. Animals have no
Action Alert: Call the USDA about the Removal of Animal Welfare Records from their Website.
Allow 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 there needs to be exceptions for first responders providing basic aid like oxygen to a cat rescued
The 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 end up together. But I was that upset, more upset than when Dawson and Joey
A 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 in someone's basement. Wild animals cannot be domesticated or live happily as pets. They aren't loved
Call your Maryland Legislator Today to End Cruel Killing Contests!
A new bill in the Maryland legislature protecting cownose rays needs your support. The bill outlaws the brutal practice of "killing contests" where cownose rays are slaughtered for people's entertainment. In these contests, cownose rays are shot with arrows, bludgeoned with a bat, and then stuffed into containers where they suffocate to death.
Not only are these contests incredibly cruel, cownose rays play a unique role in
Cownose rays are aquatic animals that look sort of like underwater kites. A cownose ray’s snout is remarkably similar looking to a cow’s nose (hence the name), and they have long, skinny tails.
A member of the PFA photographer registry, Luis shares his passion, and the power of images, in the service of animals in need. Luis told us that the animals at the shelter "have a lower chance of being adopted in Guatemala because they aren’t of a specific breed, and international adoptions are also low because people don’t know about how many wonderful individuals there are at the shelter."