The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

How Law Makers Feel About Our Animals

With its eyes squarely fixed on the U.S. Congress, the Humane Society of the United States has published its “Humane Scorecard,” which shows Washington, D.C., lawmakers' position on “animal-rights” issues.
The scorecard also outlines HSUS' goals for the 111th Congress, including:
  • Ensuring that emissions from "factory farms" aren’t exempt from legislation to combat global-warming.
  • Requiring that data on animal-cruelty crimes be reported as a separate category in federal crime statistics databases.
  • Changing federal tax law to ensure that U.S. courts uphold “pet trusts” set up for “companion animals” after the owner’s death.
  • Phasing out the use of chimpanzees in invasive research, retiring all federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries and codifying the National Institutes of Health moratorium on breeding these animals for invasive research.
  • Ensuring that students can choose humane alternatives to animal dissection.
  • Banning importation of pythons.


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