Sen. Rand Paul's FDA Modernization Act to End Animal Testing Mandates Passes U.S. Senate
September 29, 2022 13:52 ET | Animal Wellness Action
Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the U.S. Senate passed the FDA Modernization Act 2.0, S.5002, without dissent, taking a major step toward enacting a policy that could...
Queen Elizabeth II Quietly Supported Efforts to Pass U.S. Horse Protection Legislation Advanced in Congress Today
September 21, 2022 12:26 ET | Animal Wellness Action
Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 5441, by a vote of 46 to 9 in a...
Verbena, Alabama Cockfighting Family Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges
August 11, 2022 15:05 ET | Animal Wellness Action
Montgomery, Alabama, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Animal Wellness Action (AWA) and the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) urged the federal court considering the United States’ criminal case...
Horse Slaughter and Soring Debate Continue with Congressional Hearing on PAST and SAFE Acts Today
May 26, 2022 13:01 ET | Animal Wellness Action
Washington, D.C., May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce dove into debates about the treatment of horses in the United States. The Energy and...
Congressional Hearing on Anti-Horse Slaughter and Soring Legislation Set for Next Week
May 20, 2022 10:19 ET | Animal Wellness Action
Washington, D.C., May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last night, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce – which just recently included the FDA Modernization Act as a rider to a larger FDA...
Maryland Racing Commission Officially Suspends Bob Baffert, Making Trainer Ineligible for Preakness Stakes
April 11, 2022 15:30 ET | Animal Wellness Action
Towson, Maryland, April 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Maryland Racing Commission responded to calls from the Center for a Humane Economy, Animal Wellness Action, and the Animal Wellness...
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit, Upholds Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act
April 01, 2022 12:53 ET | Animal Wellness Action
LUBBOCK, TEXAS, April 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas Judge James Wesley Hendrix has just dismissed a lawsuit initiated by the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA)...
Escobar and Mace Introduce Landmark Federal Legislation to Ban Extreme Confinement of Pigs in Gestation Crates
March 10, 2022 13:47 ET | Animal Wellness Action
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, leading animal welfare groups and farmers applauded the introduction of the Pigs in Gestation Stalls (PIGS) Act, H.R. 7004, by U.S. Reps....
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Upholds Violator Bob Baffert's Derby Scandal Suspension
March 04, 2022 14:10 ET | Animal Wellness Action
Louisville, Kentucky, March 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced their decision to uphold a 90 day suspension previously handed down to American horse...
U.S. House Passes Sweeping Ban on Mink Farming Citing Cruelty and Contagion Risks
February 04, 2022 13:44 ET | Animal Wellness Action
Washington, Feb. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, in voting to approve the America COMPETES Act, the U.S. House of Representatives included a provision to ban mink farming throughout the United...