Category: Legal

First-Of-Its-Kind State Ranking Report Cards Reveals Major Deficiencies in State Laws Protecting Raccoons, Wildlife

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinReport analyzes and ranks laws and regulations impacting raccoons in all 50 states and District of Columbia Contact: media@pawspr.com BALTIMORE, MD – This week For All Animals, a national animal protection organization, released the nation’s first comprehensive ranking of state laws impacting raccoons. Our Backyard Neighbors: An Analysis and Ranking of State Laws Affecting Raccoons reveals state laws, across the…

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…