What could Recovering America’s Wildlife Act mean to Ohio?

[ad_1] Matt Misicka is the executive director of the Ohio Conservation Federation. Collin O’Mara is the president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. From northern bobwhite quail to monarch butterflies, Ohio is home to some of our nation’s most cherished wildlife. But right now, more than 450 species across the state are at heightened … Read more

Sen. Rand Paul’s FDA Modernization Act to End Animals

[ad_1] Washington, DC, Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the US Senate passed the FDA Modernization Act 2.0, S.5002, without dissent, taking a major step toward enacting a policy that could dramatically reduce testing on dogs, primates, and other animals in the years ahead. The bill, introduced by Senators Rand Paul, R-Ky. and Cory … Read more

Tiny Animal Hairs Could Act as Sensitive Compass Needles

[ad_1] Summary: Around 100 of specific hair cells in the inner ear, called stereocilia could act as effective biological compass needles, allowing animals to accurately sense magnetic fields around them. Source: Springer The exact mechanisms animals use to sense the direction of Earth’s magnetic field have long remained a mystery. One leading theory suggests that … Read more

House OKs “Emotional Support Animal Act”

[ad_1] Michigan lawmakers are trying to clarify and formalize the process of getting an emotional support animal. Supporters argue that passing the proposed Emotional Support Animal Act would make sure only those who need a support animal would receive a certification. Democratic state representative Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) said the current system needs more supervision. “Due … Read more

Communication Campaign seeking amendment in ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act’ launched

[ad_1] With the increase in the number of cases of cruelty to animals, a communication campaign has been launched to urge the Government of India to present the amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 to Parliament in this winter session. Abodh Aras Says Abodh Aras, veteran animal activist and CEO of … Read more

Modernization act is necessary update to end animal drug testing

[ad_1] By Julie Marshall It’s crunch time for the Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper to step up and co-sponsor a bill that is revolutionary for both humans and animals, and that has a real chance of passing if they lend their support before the end of September. The FDA Modernization Act would remove … Read more

Lawmakers, Advocates Celebrate 50 Years of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

[ad_1] Washington, DC—Today, a coalition of more than 20 animal and environmental protection organizations gathered alongside scientists, agency officials, and legislators to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Marine Mammal Protection Act. The MMPA is the first federal law to establish protections for marine mammals, which has enabled many vulnerable populations to recover from … Read more

Lawmakers, advocates look to implement the Wildlife Corridors Act to make New Mexico roads safer Local News

[ad_1] All the necessary ingredients were in place to create the perfect — more accurately, perfectly horrific — vehicular crash. It was a dark winter night, and the two elk were crossing NM 68 south of Taos, probably to forage for food. That’s when Garrett VeneKlasen spotted the animals while driving in his aging Lexus. … Read more

ASPCA commends federal lawmakers for passing the PAW Act

[ad_1] Passage of legislation that comes in tandem with National Preparedness Month Legislation will direct government agencies to incorporate pets in disaster planning The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) commended the US House of Representatives for passing the Planning for Animal Wellness (PAW) Act, HR7789/S.4205, promoting collaborative relationships among government … Read more

Are foxes dangerous? Here’s what to know and how to act around one.

[ad_1] Foxes are wild animals, but they are not typically aggressive or dangerous. Fox attacks do happen, but they are remarkably rare and often only minor bites. Foxes are significantly smaller than both wolves and coyotes. Fox sightings can be rare, given their generally nocturnal nature, according to Wildlife Informer, but this doesn’t mean they … Read more