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How can we best protect wild animals in light of urban expansion and population growth? by Jonathan Morris

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Inhumane Pennsylvania Roadside Zoo Shut Down

Animals rescued and taken to sanctuary.

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Barbour County Sued for Violating State Law

Alabama state law requires the county operate an animal shelter

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New Michigan Law Empowers Animal Shelters to Deny Adoptions to Convicted Animal Abusers

January 24, 2017
Logan's Law allows Michigan animal shelters to deny adoptions under certain circumstances and to consider prior criminal history before adoption. Read More »
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Michigan Appeals Court Dismisses Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting of Two Family Dogs by Police

January 24, 2017
On Dec. 19, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a civil suit involving the fatal shooting of two family dogs by police officers who were executing a search warrant for drug-related activity in 2013. Read More »
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Defend the Endangered Species Act

January 23, 2017
Our mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system, as well as the very survival of entire animal species, depends on the continued strength of the ESA. Read More »
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Animals in Film: Capitalizing on Suffering

January 23, 2017
The film A Dog’s Purpose has come under scrutiny after a video surfaced this week showing a distressed German shepherd being forced into churning water meant to simulate rapids on the set of the film. Read More »
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