Nov
7
2012
California pet owners who wanted more transparency in pet food labeling were left disappointed on Election Day. California’s Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Modified Food Act, was defeated on election day. ...more
Nov
6
2012
Animal abuse reporting by veterinarians was the subject of national headlines in late October after an incident in Wisconsin where a woman allegedly killed her boyfriend’s dog. The dog had previously been treated for traumatic injuries at a veterinary hospital, raising questions about whether the earlier suspected abuse had been properly reported.

With that story still circulating around the nation, NEWStat decided to explore the complexity of animal abuse reporting and find out what the AVMA is working on to address the issue....more
Oct
29
2012
A California appeals court recently sided with pet owners in two cases where the owners were attempting to sue for damages beyond the animals’ market value. ...more
Oct
26
2012
The New Jersey Senate unanimously voted its support for proposed legislation known as Patrick’s Law, which would impose tougher penalties for people who neglect or abuse animals. ...more
Oct
19
2012
Pennsylvania is close to becoming the 20th state to ban the use of gas chambers as a method of euthanasia.

The state’s Senate passed House Bill 2630, which now awaits Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature.
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Oct
11
2012
Beginning Nov. 1, tramadol and all products containing tramadol will be classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance in Oklahoma. ...more
Oct
10
2012
Veterinarians who are used to making a difference with scalpels and syringes are now wielding pens as their instruments of choice to oppose proposed pet medication rules.

More than 560 individuals or organizations have submitted comments to the FTC regarding proposed H.R. 1406 - the federal mandate concerning prescription writing - and other controversial topics that were discussed during the FTC’s Oct. 2 pet medications workshop.   The majority of the comments are from individual veterinarians and practices, several national associations and organizations, and more than 20 state associations, although some were contributed by parties supporting H.R. 1406.   The FTC extended the commenting period until Nov. 1, so people still have time to gather their thoughts and submit them for consideration. ...more
Oct
10
2012
The Los Angeles City Council is considering an ordinance to prohibit the selling of commercially bred pets in retail stores for at least three years. ...more
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