In his A Humane Nation blog this week, Humane Society of the United States leader Wayne Pacelle reviewed the organization’s “Top Transformational Results of 2014.”
The list features:
South Dakota becoming the 5oth US state to adopt a felony animal-cruelty law.
It is now a federal crime to attend or bring a child to a dogfight or cockfight.
The truly idiotic and evil “King Amendment” was tossed out of the Farm Bill.
A federal appellate court rightfully overturned a horrible ruling from a lower that might have tossed out the animal crush video law. If I recall, the lower court tried to claim that torturing and brutally killing animals was protected free speech. That’s one for the Moronic Court Ruling Hall of Fame.
So arguably the current leader for the Moronic Court Ruling Hall of Fame is Citizens United.
A number of countries have agreed to end the use of gestation crates for pigs.
Three horse-slaughter plants were blocked from opening this year.
A new U.S. Department of Agriculture rule blocks the importation of puppies for sale. This means at least foreign puppy mills can’t sell here.
Internet sellers of puppy now have to follow USDA guidelines. The HSUS helped to block a legal challenge to this ruling.
Better protections are in place for animals suffering through experiments in labs.
The World Trade Organization is thankfully supporting European Union’s ban on products resulting from the horrific Canadian seal hunts.
The wolf hunts were stopped in Michigan.
New York and New Jersey became the first states to banned the sale of Ivory. This one should become a federal ban.
And Pacelle states the “… International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling program violates the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling’s ban on commercial hunting.”
Read Pacelle’s full rundown at the link above.
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