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Part 2: Chronic Wasting Disease in Arkansas: Exercise Caution!

A new study has confirmed what we’ve all feared — chronic wasting disease could be passed to humans. Here’s what the CDC is telling deer hunters to do. Transmission of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer and other animals is concerning. The initial paragraph of the linked article reads: Scientists believe CWD proteins (prions) likely spread between […]

Chronic Wasting Disease in Arkansas: Exercise Caution!

UPDATE Deer found in Independence County tests positive for CWD CAUTION! Is Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) a problem in Arkansas? YES! Read all the information, educate yourself, and then YOU decide! Do NOT rely on testing results at this time! The Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Zone has expanded to Baxter, Scott, and Stone Counties. […]

LOCATION UPDATE: Animal Owners Meeting Sat. June 7, 2014 in LONOKE

Update from Beverly Fox, our Animal Owners Coordinator Animal Owners Meeting Saturday, June 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in LONOKE There has been a change in venue for the ANIMAL OWNERS UNDER FIRE public educational event.  It will be held at Hicks Family Farms at 184 Lasiter Rd, Lonoke, AR 72086.  It’s 35 miles Northeast of Little […]

Animal Owners Meeting Sat. June 7, 2014

IMPORTANT ARTICLE UPDATE LOCATED HERE Oh my goodness!  It’s almost here!  OUR FIRST ANIMAL OWNERS UNDER FIRE EVENT IS THIS COMING SATURDAY!!! Can you believe it?  I still have to pinch myself to see if it is real.  The “I’s” are being dotted and “T’s” are being crossed!  We need EVERY SINGLE Animal Owning ARKANSAN and EVERY SINGLE […]

Troubling New Animal Welfare Act Proposals

Now It’s the Feds’ Turn
by Sara Chisnell-Voigt, UKC Legal Counsel

Last month, I revisited the state “puppy mill” bill issue as it was rearing its ugly head here in Michigan once again. That apparently was a foreshadowing of what was to come at the Federal level. Some very significant and disturbing changes have been proposed to the Animal Welfare Act that could negatively impact not only breeders but rescues alike! In this column I will go over those changes and contact info for comments as I urge each and every one of you to have your voice heard on this issue.

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