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April 03, 2013

Texas House of Representatives considering gas euthanasia ban

The Texas Senate recently unanimously passed legislation proposed by Sen. Kirk Watson to ban gas euthanasia for shelter pets. The legislation - Senate Bill 360 - is now under consideration by the Texas House of Representatives.

February 13, 2013

Broward County outlaws cat hoarding and dog tethering

Broward County, the second most-populated county in Florida, added new bite to its laws aimed at protecting animals from abuse. Two major changes to the laws include the banning of cat hoarding and dog tethering.

November 07, 2012

Controversial food-labeling proposition defeated in California

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.

November 06, 2012

AVMA animal welfare expert discusses abuse reporting

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.

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