Category: Legal

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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinReport 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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinAllow 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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe 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…