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AAVMC maps legislative agenda, pushes $1.5-billion program

April 1, 2007

The move is designed to enhance Congress' support and the bill's chance of passing.

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Illinois Horse Slaughter Bill Introduced

February 28, 2007

Springfield, Ill. - 2/28/07 - A bill that would prohibit the transportation of horses into Illinois for the purpose of slaughter for human consumption was introduced to the state legislature last week. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Molaro (D-Chicago), the bill was introduced Feb. 22, representing the state?s second try at an anti-slaughter bill. A similar bill was passed in the Illinois Senate in 2004, but was defeated in the house.

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Bill seeks to make dog fighting a felony

February 1, 2007

Atlanta — Legislation in the Georgia Senate proposes increasing the penalties for fighting dogs or training them to fight.

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Schwarzenegger signs anti-chaining bill

February 1, 2007

Sacramento, Calif. — California now limits the time canines can be chained to three hours, except for activities that involve the use of a dog.

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Three votes hand DVM Montana House seat

January 1, 2007

Helena, Mont. — Krayton Kerns, DVM, earned his seat and a Republican majority in the Montana House of Representatives by three votes.

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House leader blocks bill to ban animal fighting

January 1, 2007

Washington — The FBI and Congress have better things to do with their time than bust criminals who fight animals.

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Bill threatens animal, human health, AVMA says

January 1, 2007

Washington — Proposed legislation designed to improve the treatment of farm animals might be detrimental to animal welfare, public health and food safety, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) officials report.

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Anti-terrorism bill passes

January 1, 2007

Washington — The U.S. House passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act last month in lame-duck session, sending the measure to President Bush's desk for his signature.

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Ensign's win signals horse slaughter bill return

December 1, 2006

Las Vegas — The influence of the nation's 39th president and his family could not thwart DVM and incumbent U.S. Sen. John Ensign's bid for re-election.

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