Politics

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff

Washington­In mid-February, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of advanced animal protection in its 50 states with passage of the Farm Bill.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff

Columbus-An Ohio Senator has introduced a bill in the state that would stiffen charges against animal abusers from misdemeanor to felony for specified acts of cruelty.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2002

If a provision in the patients' bill of rights moves forward, legislative language could ease efforts of national associations like the AVMA in offering comprehensive health coverage for members' staff.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 27, 2002
By dvm360.com staff

Pueblo, Colo. - A House committee of the Colorado General Assembly is even more driven to increase the charges filed against animal abusers, after viewing a key "witness," Westy the cat.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff
A new bill that eliminates the need for a special prescription form for controlled substances has been passed by the Michigan state legislature.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2001
By dvm360.com staff
Washington-Financial and legislative efforts tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) have done more than bend some ears on Capitol Hill, according to The Horse Interactive.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 20, 2001
By dvm360.com staff
Chicago, Ill. - An Illinois bill (HB1825), signed by Gov. George Ryan on Aug. 9, has added new rules for pet cremation, but critics charge the new rules may be unenforceable.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2001
By dvm360.com staff
Minneapolis-The Minnesota Senate passed a bill that would deem it a felony-level offense for anyone to intentionally torture or kill pet animals.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2001
By dvm360.com staff
Washington-Legislation that would enlist government agencies in preventing the spread of mad cow disease in the U.S. was received with unanimous U.S. Senate approval.