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It’s Paul Shapiro’s Animal News You Can Use! Yay, Paul! Yay, Animals!

Well, some good news: The Wyoming anti-whistleblower bill (seeking to criminalize investigations at factory farms) has now been tabled in the state senate. The Casper Star-Tribune editorialized just yesterday about how HSUS uncovered a “culture of cruelty” at a Wyoming pig factory and that introducing the bill showed “an egregious lapse in judgment” on the part of the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Sue Wallis.

More good news: HSUS prevailed in a dispute over misleading animal care marketing used by major pork producer Seaboard Foods. Following an FTC complaint filed by HSUS, the agribusiness giant ceased making certain claims about its animal care practices. Alas, while it’s changed its words, it’s still not changed its practices.

And even more good news: Farmers in California were just charged with felony animal cruelty after starving 50,000 chickens.

Video of the week: Did you have a single Valentine’s Day? So did these cats…

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