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Animal Legislative Update from Vanessa Gagne

Thu, November 19, 2020 6:20 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)

From the desk of Vanessa Gagne:

November 19, 2020


Animal welfare report: The COVID curveball
Animal welfare experts like Temple Grandin shared information and insight at the 2020 Animal Care & Handling Conference, held virtually last month.

Amherst (Massachusetts) bans exotic and wild animals at future shows
Bahl-Milne wrote in a memo to her colleagues about the importance of adopting the bylaw, referencing Beulah, the elephant that died at the Eastern States Exposition in 2019…”

Canceled Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Will Cost City, Communities $110M


In the West, wild horses are an out-of-control problem — and ranchers and animal rights activists are locked in conflict over their fate

Jim Wells County negotiating major new economic development
This new primate breeding facility in Texas would shift away from a dependency on China to supply primates for animal testing.

Resurrecting a rule shelved in 2016 could tackle horse-soring head-on, says HSUS

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