ASPCA Celebrates 2010 Victories
End of the year marks progress for animal rights.
Last week, the ASPCA recapped highlights from their work throughout 2010 on behalf of companion and farm animals. With the deep involvement of concerned individuals who wrote legislators and raised awareness, this year has seen significant progress in the rights of our four-legged friends.
One of the year’s highlights is the recent passing of the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act. On December 9, President Obama signed the Act into law, prohibiting the creation and distribution of “crush videos” and establishing a penalty of up to seven years in prison. The passage of this legislation comes almost a year after the original Depictions of Animal Cruelty Act was struck down by the United States Supreme Court.
The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, a recent ballot initiative in Missouri, is also prominent on the list of 2010 victories. On November 2, voters in the state came out in favor of the proposition, which will restrict commercial breeders and provide more support for the dogs in their care.
In New Hampshire, the Greyhound Protection Act, signed into law by Governor John Lynch on July 8, makes Greyhound racing illegal in the state. The bill also had enormous support in the state’s Senate.
What do you think of these legislative efforts of 2010? Do you know of similar legislation for animal rights in your area? Tell us below!
5 years ago
No animal should have to race for it's entire life just because it is a greyhound or a horse or it is very fast and no animal should have to be a parent for it's entire life. I was suprised to read in the daily news classified's today that some one was giving away a mother dog and her 3 day old puppies I hope they want them to go to a home together if not that is just crazy it was in free pets if anyone else reads this in the daily news please help the mother dog and her pup's stay together being only three days old they are way too young to be seperated from her.
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