FWC Injurious Species Proposal

FWC Injurious Species Proposal

UPDATE: Many stakeholders and USARK President Phil Goss spoke at the meeting to educate the commissioners. An executive order was not put in place but the topic has not been dropped and will be addressed again at the next commissioner’s meeting. We will provide details as they become available. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ The Florida Fish and Wildlife […]

ACTION ALERT: New Jersey Bill to Fund HSUS

ACTION ALERT: New Jersey Bill to Fund HSUS

“HUMANE STATE” License Plate Fund UPDATE: The bill passed in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on 2/15/18, but with an amendment. HSUS has been removed as the recipient of the funds and replaced with the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey. Nice job to all those who voiced opposition and educated legislators! There is a […]

ACTION ALERT: NJ S1093

ACTION ALERT: NJ S1093

New Jersey S1093: Ban on Educational Outreach Programs Our Alert for the Companion bill, A1923: www.usark.org/uncategorized/action-alert-nj-a1923/. S1093 differs from A1923 and will likely be the bill to get traction. S1093 provides exemptions for AZA zoos, some sanctuaries, universities, and government agencies (A1923 does not). ANY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS BY PRIVATE KEEPERS WILL STILL BE BANNED! Boy/Girl […]

ACTION ALERT: NJ A1923

ACTION ALERT: NJ A1923

New Jersey A1923: Ban on Educational Outreach Programs UPDATE: The bill passed out of committee on May 17 with amendments. While this bill is still completely unnecessary and a redundancy when stacked on top of animal welfare and cruelty laws already in place, very few, if any, animal educators will be affected if passed after […]

Veto S2508: Ban on Educational Animal Programs

Veto S2508: Ban on Educational Animal Programs

EXPIRED UPDATE: “Nosey’s Law” has been vetoed (“pocket veto”) in New Jersey thanks to all the calls, emails, and work done to educate legislators! However, work is already being done to get this passed into law under the new governor. While the next introduction may have some exemptions, we have seen this bill in other states […]