Good News - 4th Quarter 2022
We’ve been hearing a lot of good news lately! Big cats, sharks, minks, puppies, cats, rabbits, and horses are jumping and swimming for joy!!
12/6/22- Big Cat Public Safety Act Passes! After passing the House of Representatives in July by a more than 2/3 bipartisan vote, we are thrilled to announce that today the Big Cat Public Safety Act passed the Senate unanimously. From here it goes to the President for signature. The White House has already expressed support for the bill. This legislation puts an end to the abusive use of tiger cubs and other big cat cubs for petting and photo ops and phases out private ownership of big cats by unlicensed owners who keep them as “pets” in what are typically miserable conditions in backyards or worse. - Big Cat Rescue
12/27/22 – Congress Bans the U.S. Shark Fin Trade! President Biden signed into law important, bipartisan ocean conservation legislation as part of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act. This bill includes a ban on the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States. – OCEANA
12/22/22- Largest US Fur Farm, Recently Raided by ALF, Closes! The owner of North America’s largest mink farm, located in Van Wert County, Ohio is closing down the business and selling it, according to the farm’s operations manager, Eddie Meyer. Last month, at least 10,000 mink were liberated from this hell of humanity's making by the Animal Liberation Front. – North American Animal Liberation Press Office
12/16/22- Today the governor of New York signed into law a ban on the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits! This means that all pet shops in New York will no longer be allowed to sell dogs, cats, or rabbits from abusive breeding operations, and instead, shelter and rescue animals will be adopted in their place! This will stop over 65 puppy stores from selling puppies sourced from puppy mills. – Associated Press
12/16/22 - Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Act into law! The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act prohibits the sale of cosmetics in New York State that have been cruelly tested on animals. Animals will no longer face unnecessary, barbaric and painful experiments. - NYClass
10/28/22- Horseracing defeated in Massachusetts! Board of Selectmen in the town of Hardwick, Massachusetts, voted against the horseracing-facility proposal that would bring thoroughbred racing back to the state! - Horseracing Wrongs
10/8/22- Tofurky Prevails in Constitutional Challenge to Arkansas Meat-Labeling Censorship Law! A federal court struck down an Arkansas law prohibiting producers of plant-based or cultivated meats from using terms like “beef,” “pork,” “roast,” and “sausage,” as unconstitutional. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas found that the Arkansas law unconstitutionally limited plaintiff Tofurky’s commercial free speech rights. The Court enjoined the state from using the law to prosecute Tofurky and other plant-based food companies. A federal judge in Louisiana made a similar ruling earlier this year that it is unconstitutional to prohibit the use of meat terminology on plant-based alternatives. Tofurky is represented in the litigation by James, Carter, & Priebe, LLP, the ACLU, the Good Food Institute, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.