Gas Chambers Outlawed in Georgia

After three long years, we can finally celebrate the victory of the passage of House Bill 788, the gas chamber bill! The bill passed both the House and the Senate on April 29th, the very last day of the legislative session. With such a controversial bill, it’s not surprising it came down to the final hours of the final day. ….the suspense was almost unbearable. As you may have heard, our bill was amended in the Senate, Wednesday...

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The Cycle of Violence

The cycle of violence is a chain of circumstances in which an adult abuses a child or animal. The adult passes down the violent traits and patterns to the child, who continues the cycle of violence. Domestic violence, child abuse, and animal abuse have a high correlation to each other, and this cycle of violence will continue until someone steps in to stop it. Some statistics� 68% of battered women reported violence toward their animals by the...

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Model Spay/Neuter Programs

Los Angeles Spaying and neutering is mandatory for all dogs and cats in city limits unless the guardian has obtained a $100.00 annual unaltered animal permit. If the guardian wishes to breed the animal, they must also obtain a breeders license. All dogs bred for sale or trade must be registered and seller must disclose permit number and name of breeder in any advertisement. Violators will be fined $500.00 and would be considered a misdemeanor....

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Anti-chaining Law in California

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an Anti-Chaining Bill into law. Dog chaining is now limited to three hours in the state of California. This precedent-setting dog protection measure was sponsored by the California Animal Association, a coalition of 15 animal protection groups. Several veterinarians testified at hearings on the negative physical and psychological effects associated with long-term chaining of dogs. In addition,...

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