Colorado requires law enforcement training in dog behavior

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013:

DENVER––Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on May 13,  2013 signed into law bills designating shelter animals the official state pet and requiring Colorado police and sheriff’s departments to provide personnel with three hours of online training on dog behavior recognition and the use of nonlethal dog control methods.  The training must be made available by September 1,  2014. Read more

Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments are excluded from the 2013 Farm Bill

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013:

WASHINGTON D.C.––The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2013,  written to implement a 2011 agreement between the Humane Society of the U.S. and United Egg Producers about laying hen cage sizes,  was not included in either the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives version of the 2013 Farm Bill. Read more

Pennsylvania SPCA hires veteran investigator Keith Mohler

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013:

LANCASTER––The Pennsylvania SPCA on April 30,  2013 announced the hiring of veteran cruelty investigator Keith Mohler to cover Lancaster County.  Mohler will work from an office provided by Lancaster County district attorney Craig Stedman.  His hiring expands the Pennsylvania SPCA humane law enforcement team to 13 officers in 17 counties. Read more

Hunters & ranchers push legal rhino horn traffic as response to poaching

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013:

MILWAUKEE,  LONDON,  JOHANNESBURG––As the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sees it,  the critical issue in rhinoceros conservation is not rhinos are being killed in record numbers,  but rather,  who gets the money from killing them. Anyhow,  this was the reasoning that emerged from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service explanations of why trophy hunter David K. Reinke,  52,  of Madison, Wisconsin,  was recently allowed to become the first American to legally import the remains of a black rhino since the species was federally listed as endangered in 1980. Read more

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