Humane Society

New York News
12:30 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Humane Society's Brian Shapiro On Illegal Ivory Trade Law

Brian Shapiro
Credit Humane Society

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a law increasing the civil and criminal penalties for buyers and sellers in the illegal trade of ivory. The law bans the sale of elephant an mammoth ivory and rhinoceros horns with some exceptions for antiques at least 100 years old that contain small amounts of ivory. It is estimated that the ivory trade results in the slaughter of 96 elephants a day, but the New York State Director for the Humane Society of the United States, Brian Shapiro, says there is another dark side that most people don't understand.

Hudson Valley News
12:11 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Orange County Exec Proclaims Day To Recognize Homeless Animals

Credit Office of the Orange County Executive

A county executive in the Hudson Valley has proclaimed a day for homeless animals.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Southern Dogs Get Another Chance In Springfield

For several years, prospective pet owners in the Northeast have had the option to adopt dogs from south of the Mason-Dixon line. Reporter Tyler Unwin takes a look at the Dixie Dog Program, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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New York News
4:36 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

NY fire dept.'s squirrel kill contest draws complaints

Credit "The Little Squirrel" by Dave Lucas

HOLLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A weekend squirrel-shooting contest pits Upstate against Downstate.

State Sen. Tony Avella of Queens and animal-rights activists are among those urging the Holley Fire Department to call off its annual "squirrel slam" fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday.

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