Syracuse tenants, advocates protest $85 million aquarium: ‘Fund people not fish’

[ad_1] Syracuse, NY — More than 100 tenants and housing advocates gathered near Syracuse’s Inner Harbor Saturday to protest Onondaga County’s plan to build an $85 million aquarium. The protesters said the money would be better spent supporting Syracuse tenants, who face rent increases, lead poisoning and some of the highest rates of child poverty … 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

Puppy Mill Restrictions Introduced in Ohio; Animal Advocates Honor Rep. Laura Lanese

[ad_1] Columbus, OH—Reps. Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) and James Hoops (R-Napoleon) will introduce legislation Wednesday to ban puppy mills and other commercial dog breeders from performing painful procedures such as cutting off puppies’ tails and pulling out their dewclaws. Lanese and Hoops will host a press conference to discuss the legislation on Sept. 21 at … Read more

Animal advocates vow to attend every hearing for CT horse trainer facing 20 counts of abuse and torture – Hartford Courant

[ad_1] A Portland horse trainer accused of taking her so-called “vaquero” style to an extreme and allegedly abusing multiple horses appeared in court in Middletown on Thursday, drawing a crowd of peaceful protesters to the courtroom to advocate for animal rights. Alexis Wall of East Hampton faces at least 20 counts of cruelty to animals … 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

City, council member respond to allegations of indifference, abuse by animal advocates Local News

[ad_1] After four members of the Killeen Animal Advisory Committee resigned on Tuesday to protest what they believe to be a culture of apathy among city officials, Councilman Ken Wilkerson said the differences of opinion between the municipal government and the volunteer board are “complex.” “A lot of things we’ve talked about in the past … Read more

Advocates hope to make Minneapolis bird sanctuary more accessible

[ad_1] A local organization is nearing its fundraising goal to help create a new, more accessible experience at one of the Twin Cities’ most treasured spots for birding. The Roberts Bird Sanctuary in Minneapolis spans 31 acres in Lyndale Park, north of Lake Harriet. The spot is especially loved among the Minnesota birding community for … Read more

Paws at Iowa advocates for therapy animals for all

[ad_1] A new student organization, Paws at Iowa, plans to work for therapy animals to become more commonplace at the UI. Several organization members attested to the many mental health benefits therapy animals provide. Paws at Iowa is looking to bring therapy animals to campus to improve students’ overall mental health and well-being. While the … Read more