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Wolf Season

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In 2014 two provisions that protect wolves were included in the Game and Fish Bill that was signed into law: required quarterly reporting of wolf deaths; and a doubling of the penalty for a repeat offense of wolf poaching. 2014- End of Session Read the final Game and Fish Bill here. Section 45 increases penalties for […]

2015 Dog-Safe Trapping

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Dog-safe trapping legislation has been introduced and is making progress in the Minnesota Legislature. Senate File 1325, authored by Senator Hoffman and its companion, House File 1655, authored by Representative Fischer, require body-gripping traps be set in such a way as to protect dogs from being accidentally caught and killed. MVAP position: support. Status Update March […]

Minnesota ag-gag bill has died

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On May 10, 2012, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned, marking the end of the 2011-2012 biennium. Minnesota’s ‘ag-gag’ bill was introduced in April 2011, but did not progress during the biennium. Strong opposition, from many sectors in Minnesota, contributed to the demise of this legislation. Undercover investigations will not be banned in Minnesota Thank you to all of […]

Bills affecting wolves

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The Minnesota Legislature adjourned on May 10, 2012, ending the 2011-2012 biennium. Below is information regarding federal and state actions affecting wolves in Minnesota, including the recent authorization for a public wolf hunting season in Minnesota to begin fall 2012. Please see below for details on the federal delisting of wolves, the new Minnesota law […]

Horse Slaughter

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Horse Slaughter- FAILED! In 2009-2010 the Minnesota Legislature considered a pro-horse slaughter resolution, SF 133/HF 840, but the bill failed to become law. Though it passed the Senate in 2009, it failed to pass the House in 2010. It’s good news that Minnesota’s Legislature did not pass this resolution; the bill urged Congress to oppose […]

Save the date! Humane Lobby Day is March 19, 2014

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Save the date! Humane Lobby Day is March 19, 2014 Would you like to speak up for Minnesota’s animals? Save the date!  Humane Lobby Day is a chance to let your state legislators know that animal issues matter to you and that you’d like them to support animal protection legislation. At Humane Lobby Day you […]

Take action to protect undercover humane investigations

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The Minnesota Legislature adjourned May 23, 2011. The bill banning undercover video taken at animal facilities did not pass this year. It is still able to be heard or amended onto other bills next year – 2012- when the Legislature reconvenes. April 2011- Two bills have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature that would make […]

Suspend Minnesota’s recreational wolf hunt

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Minnesota’s recreational wolf hunt Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection believes that public policies should protect animals, not endanger them or cause unnecessary suffering. In collaboration with the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club North Star Chapter, The Humane Society of the United States, and the Minnesota Humane Society, MVAP supports a petition drive initiated by […]

Puppy and Kitten Mill Petition

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Minnesota is among the top producers of puppies and kittens in the United States, with some of the largest puppy and kitten mills in the nation. Learn more about the issue here. The State of Minnesota does not license or regulate this multi-million dollar industry. Due to this lack of oversight, unscrupulous breeders exploit dogs, cats, […]

Help with elections!

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Key to passing laws to protect animals is making sure we have humane candidates elected to office, and you can help make this happen! This fall we have been pitching in to help two especially deserving candidates, Representative Sandy Masin and Audrey Britton. See below. MVAP will be door knocking with Representative Masin and Audrey Britton, and […]