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PA Law Makes Animals Abusers Pay Shelter Expenses

Residents of the Keystone State accused of abuse will be fiscally responsible for animals taken into custody.

In an attempt to offset state animal care costs and deter future abuse cases, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett recently gave his signature of approval to a statute that will require animal abusers to compensate shelters for providing food, medical care, and housing for their seized animals. “Pennsylvania shelters and state and local agencies are already overburdened with the cost of basic animal care,” says Sarah Speed, Pennsylvania state director of The Humane Society of the United States. “Large scale rescues were straining the budgets of small humane organizations around the state, and this law provides them much needed relief.”

Court Protects Whales in Navy Sonar Ruling

Animal and environmental groups‘ successful lawsuit represents a big win for marine mammals.
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Five Fashion Brands Ban Down Feathers

A group of large clothing brands, including UK-based Topshop, pledges to remove feathers from future collections.
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Number One Egg Brand in America to Go Cage-Free

Eggland’s Best has plans to ensure none of its 15 million hens are cruelly confined by inhumane wire cages.
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Animals on the Ballot in Four States This Election

Farm animal and wildlife protection measures come before voters in Massachusetts, Montana, Oregon, and Oklahoma.
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Rhode Island Becomes First State to Ban Bullhooks

New law ensures elephants will no longer be tortured with cruel tool.
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