New Bipartisan Bill, The ‘CATS Act,’ Aims To Stop The VA From Conducting Barbaric & Unnecessary Experiments On Cats In The U.S.

Photos below are courtesy of the White Coat Waste Project and taken at the Cleveland VA in their taxpayer-funded lab United States Representatives Brian Mast (FL-18) and Dina Titus (NV-01) recently introduced the bipartisan Cat Abuse in Testing Stops (CATS) Act to permanently end…

Breaking! U.S. Government Signs Off On Seismic Airgun Blasting In The Gulf Threatening The Survival Of Endangered Whales & Marine Life

The National Marine Fisheries Service has broadly authorized seismic airgun oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. The long-awaited final rule comes in response to a court-ordered settlement of a lawsuit brought by environmental groups. The move promotes the expansion…

Breaking! U.S. Government Signs Off On Seismic Airgun Blasting In The Gulf Threatening The Survival Of Endangered Whales & Marine Life

The National Marine Fisheries Service has broadly authorized seismic airgun oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. The long-awaited final rule comes in response to a court-ordered settlement of a lawsuit brought by environmental groups. The move promotes the expansion…

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Sued For Failing To Protect The Last Seven Wild Red Wolves That Are On The Brink Of Extinction

On behalf of Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, and Animal Welfare Institute, the Southern Environmental Law Center sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina recently for violations of the Endangered…

Patient groups urge U.S. District Court to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ and Limited English Proficiency patients

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2020 — More than a dozen patient groups representing millions of Americans with serious and chronic health conditions are urging the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to preserve protections in the……

Patient groups urge U.S. District Court to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ and Limited English Proficiency patients

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2020 — More than a dozen patient groups representing millions of Americans with serious and chronic health conditions are urging the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to preserve protections in the……

WAN Exclusive: Urgent Help Needed To Rehome 32 Chimps From The Wildlife Waystation To Sanctuaries In The U.S.

Sha-Sha is one of the 32 chimps needing to be rehomed in a sanctuary. Photos and images from North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance When the Wildlife Waystation in Southern California closed its doors in 2019, hundreds of exotic and domestic…

WAN Exclusive: Urgent Help Needed To Rehome 32 Chimps From The Wildlife Waystation To Sanctuaries In The U.S.

Sha-Sha is one of the 32 chimps needing to be rehomed in a sanctuary. Photos and images from North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance When the Wildlife Waystation in Southern California closed its doors in 2019, hundreds of exotic and domestic…

The U.S. Department of Transportation Enacts New Rule Stating That Airlines Will No Longer Be Required To Transport Emotional Support Animals

During a time when emotional support animals are needed more than ever, the  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that it is revising its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals by air to…

Breaking! New Report By Oceana Finds That Plastic Pollution Is Responsible For Entangling & Choking 1,800 Marine Animals In U.S. Waters

In a report released yesterday, Oceana reveals data on marine mammals and sea turtles becoming entangled and swallowing plastic off the coast of the United States. After surveying dozens of government agencies, organizations, and institutions that collect data on the impact of…

SPCA’s Operation Military Pets Marks Its 2,000th Grant Helping U.S. Soldiers Transport Their Pets When They Are Transferred To Duty

The recipient of the 2,000th grant is the Wood family, who applied for an OMP program grant to help move Thor and Loki from Hawaii to Chantilly, Virginia. SPCA International has awarded its 2,000th grant through its Operation Military Pets (OMP)…

Breaking! U.S. Senate Increases Funding For The Protection Of Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales By $2 Million Dollars

Yesterday, the United States Senate released its fiscal year 2021 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill, increasing funding for monitoring and protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale by two million dollars. The additional funds will also help develop…

Patient groups urge U.S. Supreme Court to prioritize patients and uphold health care law

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2020 — Twenty patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to prioritize patient protections, including those for people with pre-existing conditions, when… Advisories & Comments – American Heart…

Patient groups urge U.S. Supreme Court to prioritize patients and uphold health care law

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2020 — Twenty patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to prioritize patient protections, including those for people with pre-existing conditions, when… Advisories & Comments – American Heart…

Breaking! Lawsuit Launched After U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Expands Hunting On 2.3 Million Acres Of Land That Jeopardizes Endangered Wildlife

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of its intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s new rule expanding hunting and fishing on 2.3 million acres, in 147 wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries…

The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act Was Introduced To Tackle The Climate Crisis & Protect Marine Life In The U.S.

House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) unveiled the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, along with House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), and original cosponsors, and supporters. This landmark legislation was introduced by more than a…

Breaking! Endangered Species Act Protection Shockingly Stripped From Gray Wolves In The Lower 48 U.S. States Putting Their Species In Jeopardy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) finalized a rule today that removes protection from gray wolves in the lower 48 states, except for a small population of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. The USFWS made its decision despite the fact that wolves…

“See ya, goat!” and other tales from Black Beauty Ranch, one of the largest sanctuaries in the U.S.

The Humane Society of the United States BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers…

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Introduces Important Bill To Shut Down Wildlife Markets Which Threaten Public Health In The United States

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to work with international partners to shut down commercial wildlife markets and stop the associated wildlife trade.…

Vermont Becomes The 12th State In The U.S. To Ban The Sale Of Elephant Ivory & Other Parts Of Imperiled Species

Governor Phil Scott signed H.99 (ACT 169) into law last week, making Vermont the 12th state in the nation to ban the trade of imperiled wildlife parts. The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. State bans are critical to ending demand…

Vermont Becomes The 12th State In The U.S. To Ban The Sale Of Elephant Ivory & Other Parts Of Imperiled Species

Governor Phil Scott signed H.99 (ACT 169) into law last week, making Vermont the 12th state in the nation to ban the trade of imperiled wildlife parts. The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. State bans are critical to ending demand…

Beyond Meat Triples Distribution Of Beyond Burgers In More Than 2,400 Walmart Locations In The U.S. Beginning Next Week

Beyond Meat has announced a major expansion in its long-standing relationship with Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. Following this summer’s successful launch of the Cookout Classic value pack, Beyond Meat’s most affordable product offering to date, this fall. Walmart plans…

The Horseracing Integrity And Safety Act Passes The U.S. House Of Representatives; Now Moves To The Senate For Vote

Landmark legislation to reform the horse racing industry unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) led by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), creates a new independent regulatory authority…

Massive Lawsuit Challenges U.S. Regulations That Keep The Public In The Dark About Serious Harm Caused By Factory Farming & Slaughterhouses

A lawsuit was filed against the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for new regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that will shield federally-funded factory farms — known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) — and slaughterhouses from environmental…

New Bill Requires Creation Of A Dedicated U.S. Department Of Justice Division To Ensure The Enforcement Of Animal Cruelty Crimes

Senator Mike Braun of Indiana and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island have introduced the bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to ensure that the federal government has a dedicated office for the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes. Senator Braun and Senator Whitehouse are…

American Heart Association responds to Puff Bar ceasing online sales, distribution in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2020 — Electronic cigarette company Puff Bar has posted a notice on the company’s website homepage saying it has “ceased all online sales and distribution in the U.S. until further notice.” The American Heart Association, the……

American Heart Association responds to Puff Bar ceasing online sales, distribution in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2020 — Electronic cigarette company Puff Bar has posted a notice on the company’s website homepage saying it has “ceased all online sales and distribution in the U.S. until further notice.” The American Heart Association, the……

Beyond Meat Launches New Beyond Meatballs Throughout The U.S. & Offers Free Food At Opening Of Pop-Up Shops In L.A. & NYC Tomorrow

To commemorate the launch of Beyond Meatballs, which will be rolling into grocery stores throughout the United States beginning this week, Beyond Meat is offering people in Los Angeles and New York City a chance to be among the first to try…

Breaking! Beyond Meat Launches E-Commerce Site Offering Its Signature Plant-Based Products To Consumers Throughout The U.S.

In an effort to make plant-based meat accessible to more consumers, Beyond Meat is launching a new e-commerce site and a new way to shop for Beyond Meat products. As per a statement from the company, the convenient new site…

47 Dogs And Cats Have Been Rescued From Iraq And Adopted By U.S. Military Service Members That Were Deployed Overseas & Their Families

SPCA International has organized the rescue of 47 dogs and cats from Iraq, befriended and adopted by U.S. service members and contractors deployed overseas in the Middle East. Each animal will be reunited with their service member in the U.S.…

Breaking! United States To Decide If 7 Species Of Pangolins Will Receive Protection Under The U.S. Endangered Species Act

Under a new legal agreement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammals, should be protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The agreement, approved this week by a federal judge, requires the…

NAACP Recognizes Senator Kamala Harris’s Appointment to Major Party Ticket as ‘Defining Moment in U.S. History.’

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, released the following statement on the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as a candidate on the presidential ticket of a major political party:    Throughout the history of this nation, Black women…

Beyond Meat Goes Beyond By Expanding Distribution & Sales In The U.S. With New Sam’s Club & BJ’s Wholesale Partnerships

Beyond Meat is continuing to increase accessibility to plant-based meat through the development of new sales channels, including club and convenience stores. The company, which offers an 8-pack of its flagship Beyond Burger, first broke into the club channel last…

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Amendment Increasing Funding By $1.5 Million For The Protection Of Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2021 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill, increasing funding for monitoring and researching the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale by $ 1.5 million. The additional funds…

American Heart Association responds to Puff Bar ceasing online sales, distribution in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2020 — Electronic cigarette company Puff Bar has posted a notice on the company’s website homepage saying it has “ceased all online sales and distribution in the U.S. until further notice.” The American Heart Association, the……

Urgent! Public Comments Needed By July 6th To Stop The Use Of Anticoagulant Rodenticides That Are Killing Mountian Lions & Other Species Of Wildlife In The U.S.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting an Ecological Risk Assessment for the most dangerous Anticoagulant Rodenticides which are used to poison and kill rats. As previously reported by WAN, senseless animal deaths also occur by second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning…

Trump Administration Urged To Consider Food Sustainability, Climate & Accessibility In New U.S. Dietary Guidelines

The Center for Biological Diversity urged the U.S. federal committee to include assessments of food sustainability, climate, and accessibility in its recommendations for the 2020-2025 National Dietary Guidelines report. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, updated every five years, are intended to protect public…

The U.S. Federal Government Kills Another Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf That Was A Father To Four Young Pups

According to a memo released yesterday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. federal government killed the alpha male of the Saffel pack of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona for preying on livestock. The Saffel pack alpha male is…

Beyond Meat Launches Affordable “Cookout Classic” Pack In The U.S., Making Plant-Based Meat More Accessible To Everyone

Beyond Meat is continuing to make plant-based burgers more accessible and affordable this summer with the introduction of “Cookout Classic,” a limited edition burger 10-pack available at Walmart and Target stores nationwide, as well as select retailers across the United States…

The 18th U.S. Surgeon General and American Heart Association board member, Dr. Regina Benjamin joins National Newspaper Publishers Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force

DALLAS, May 22, 2020 — Regina Benjamin, M.D., MBA, 18th U.S. surgeon general and member of the American Heart Association’s National Board of Directors joins the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force … COVID-19 – American Heart…

The 18th U.S. Surgeon General and American Heart Association board member, Dr. Regina Benjamin joins National Newspaper Publishers Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force

DALLAS, May 22, 2020 — Regina Benjamin, M.D., MBA, 18th U.S. surgeon general and member of the American Heart Association’s National Board of Directors joins the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force … COVID-19 – American Heart…

In Response To A Lawsuit By Conservation Groups, The U.S. Forest Service Will Halt Road Construction This Summer In Northern Idaho To Protect Grizzly Bears

In response to a lawsuit filed by five conservation groups, federal agencies earlier this week agreed to forego planned summer construction on the Bog Creek Road project in northern Idaho. Earlier this year, the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Customs and Border…

Breaking! The U.S. Safe Horse Transportation Act Is Now Included In $500 Billion Dollar Federal Transportation Legislation

By the end of June, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to pass the INVEST in America Act; a nearly $ 500 billion dollar, five-year package, to set federal transportation policies and reauthorize a wide array of programs. Included in…

Paralyzed Veterans of America: Stories from the Inside with U.S. Navy Veteran, Tom Wheaton

Paralyzed Veterans of America BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for…

Paralyzed Veterans of America: Stories from the Inside with U.S. Army Veteran, Jennifer Steele

Paralyzed Veterans of America BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for…

Paralyzed Veterans of America: Stories from the Inside with U.S. Army Veteran, Stan Brown

Paralyzed Veterans of America BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for…

Submit Your Comments By June 1st Urging The U.S. Government To Remove Dairy From Their 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines

When humans consume dairy from animals, it has the potential to lead to a host of serious health problems. In fact, 36% of the American population is lactose intolerant. The Canadian government recognized this and took action by removing dairy as…

The 18th U.S. Surgeon General and American Heart Association board member, Dr. Regina Benjamin joins National Newspaper Publishers Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force

DALLAS, May 22, 2020 — Regina Benjamin, M.D., MBA, 18th U.S. surgeon general and member of the American Heart Association’s National Board of Directors joins the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force … COVID-19 – American Heart…

The American Heart Association asks your help to support the 120M people in the U.S. living with cardiovascular disease who may be at higher risk of complications from COVID-19

DALLAS, May 4, 2020 — Tomorrow, on #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of philanthropic action to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association – the leading global public health organization devoted to a world of longer healthier lives – is……

Breaking! New Online Vegan Grocery Store ‘GTFO It’s Vegan’ Launches With Mouthwatering Food Items Shipping Throughout The U.S.

During these unprecedented times, many people have turned to online shopping, yet often discover that their favorite products are not available, or have shipping times extended out weeks or even months. Enter GTFO It’s Vegan, a new online retailer that currently ships anywhere…

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Protects Pregnant Women from Malaria

Population Services International BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for a…

COVID-19 has unmasked significant health disparities in the U.S.; essay on behalf of the Association of Black Cardiologists suggests solutions

COVID-19 – American Heart Association BREAKING NEWS: American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) works hard to supply much needed assistance to consumers who are looking for a way to cut costs on prescription drug ,medical and life insurance cost Due…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Prematurely Delist Greater Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bears from the Endangered Species Act

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced it would fight the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) proposed delisting of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population and hand-over of management to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. News…