The Livestock Cruelty Bill HB 2587 passed out of the House committee, despite more than 100 people attending to oppose it! It is scheduled to be heard on the House floor tomorrow. In the meantime, a similar bill was introduced in the Senate and rushed through the committee process. SB 1267 is also headed for a vote by the full Senate.
At last count, only 83 Mexican gray wolves persisted in the wild. The wild population is at tremendous risk due to its small size and genetics. But there are three bills in the Arizona Legislature that could push this tiny, critically endangered population of wolves even closer to extinction. Two of these measures will be voted on by the entire Senate on Monday.
Arizona Legislators have just introduced a devastating 'ag-gag' bill that would criminalize whistleblowers who expose animal abuse on factory farms, auctions, or slaughter facilities. The bill also weakens cruelty laws for livestock, including horses, and completely removes all protections from cruelty for poultry.
SPAY NEUTER HOTLINE will be offering Spay/Neuter solutions & assistance at Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary's First Annual Spay Pride Parade in Tempe!!!
Come out and join Spay Pride 5K for a fun-filled, dog-friendly 5k! The event is open to the public: men, women, children and well-behaved dogs of all ages and fitness-levels are welcome. Visit the Spay Pride website for full event details.
Every spring thousands of homeless kittens come into animal shelters in Maricopa County. Most do not get out alive. Before temperatures rise and cats go into heat, the Spay Neuter Hotline is asking people to stop procrastinating. Get pet cats fixed, and also take advantage of ADLA’s Trap Neuter Return program to sterilize outside cats. Some female cats are in heat this month, and the number will increase in February.
On December 3rd, ADLA representatives traveled to Pinetop for the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) public hearing on its Mexican gray wolf proposals, along with many other wolf supporters. The meeting was held in the wolf recovery area, and it was expected that wolf opponents would pack the conference center. However, many wolf advocates turned out in large numbers, and held a strong presence throughout the hearing.
ADLA News and Updates
In This Issue:
Deadline to Turn In Referendum Petitions is Sept 10th
Comments Needed on Proposed Rule Change for Mexican Gray Wolf
Update on Animal Cruelty Case Against former Wildlife Services Employee Russell Files
Save the Date for Wildlife First Symposium
Update on ADLA Spay Neuter Hotline and TNR Program
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