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NJ Governor Bows to Pressure from Iowa Pork Industry; Proves He’s Completely Out of Touch on Animal Welfare
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Thursday, December 04, 2014 02:59 PM

Governor vetoes bill despite overwhelming support from veterinary community and others

Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited the confinement of pigs in “gestation crates;” metal cages so small the animals can’t even turn around. The veto comes after strong support from New Jersey voters to sign the bill, along with pressure from Iowa’s governor and pork industry to reject it.

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Ebola Virus
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Friday, October 10, 2014 02:39 PM

News of the first Ebola victim in the United States, as well as a decision made by health officials in Spain to euthanize the dog of an exposed healthcare worker, have people concerned about whether they and their pets may be at risk. However, we have no information that causes concerns for America's pets.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 02:33 PM
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President Obama Signs HSVMA-backed Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 08:52 AM

President Barack Obama has signed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, which will allow veterinarians to transport controlled substances outside their registered locations to provide mobile veterinary services and make house calls. The only two veterinarians in Congress, Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla., sponsored the legislation. HSVMA was active in supporting this legislation and joined with a broad coalition of veterinary medical organizations to advocate for its passage.

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