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Latest Press Releases
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The ASPCA commends New York legislators for passing A.2596-A/S.1079-A, to increase criminal penalties for the intentional killing of police dogs and horses. Sponsored by Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-Rockland) and Sen. George Maziarz (R...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
On Wednesday, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved two amendments to the House Farm Bill (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act–H.R. 6083) that would impact animal welfare in starkly different ways. ...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The ASPCA applauds Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley for signing three animal-friendly bills during the 2013 legislative session. The new laws will establish a statewide spay/neuter fund, close a loophole in Maryland’s animal fighting law by adding a...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of the "Horses on the Hill" event, celebrities, local school children, young equestrians and advocates joined Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., sponsors of the Safeguard American Food Exports...
Monday, May 13, 2013
The ASPCA and the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) today commended Texas legislators and Gov. Rick Perry for enacting a new law to prohibit the cruel practice of euthanizing animals via gas chambers. Sponsored by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-14),...
Monday, May 13, 2013
The ASPCA is hailing today's decision by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto Senate Bill (SB) 1248/House Bill (HB) 1191 as a victory for animal welfare and consumer safety. If signed into law, this dangerous anti-whistleblower/ag-gag...
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Philadelphia Police Department’s Mounted Police Unit was joined at its headquarters by U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States to garner public support for...
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) agents of the ASPCA have arrested two suspects in separate animal cruelty cases. Both incidents occurred in the Bronx. ...
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The ASPCA has awarded the University of Missouri extension Law Enforcement Training Institute with a $50,000 grant to provide scholarship opportunities for those interested in attending the university's National Animal Cruelty Investigations...
Friday, May 3, 2013
The ASPCA applauds West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for signing two important measures to protect dogs in the state's commercial breeding facilities and establish a spay/neuter program to reduce animal overpopulation and homelessness....


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usatoday.com – May 24, 2014
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washingtontimes.com – April 3, 2014
13 arrested in Milwaukee dogfighting investigation

jsonline.com – April 3, 2014
12 Milwaukee residents charged in dogfighting investigation

washingtonpost.com – April 3, 2014
Md. General Assembly makes all dog owners liable for attack regardless of animal’s breed

abcnews.go.com – March 28, 2014
Critics: Kentucky Senators 'Snuck' 'Ag-Gag' into Animal Rights Bill

Today – February 20, 2014
Chow down! Homemade food for your pooch

washingtontimes.com – February 21, 2014
Animal advocates lobby state on pet shop breeders

connectionnewspapers.com – February 20, 2014
Letter: Ending Fox Penning

wtsp.com – February 19, 2014
74 Greyhounds killed at Florida tracks in seven months

mysuncoast.com – February 19, 2014
Groups push state lawmakers to increase regulation of dog racing

huffingtonpost.com – February 17, 2014
Michigan Wolves Don't Need to Die