McSally, Booker, and Gillibrand Champion Animal Protection Provisions in Senate Spending Package

When domestic abuse victims seek shelter and safety, they shouldn't have to worry if their beloved pet will be abused if left behind—nor should they have to give them up.”

— U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ)

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 31, 2019 / — Today, the U.S. Senate passed two critical animal protection provisions to protect survivors of domestic violence and their pets and urge robust enforcement of federal animal welfare laws. The measures were included as part of the Senate’s multi-Agency spending bill for FY20 and carried strong bipartisan support.

Led by U.S. Sens. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the first provision provides $3 million for a new grant program to help domestic violence shelters accommodate companion animals. The program was originally authorized by the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which was included in the Farm Bill signed into law in December 2018 and requires annual funding through the congressional appropriations process. The U.S. House included a lesser amount – $2 million in that chamber’s Agriculture Appropriations bill. AWA helped pass the PAWS Act last year, and our effort to secure funding was a logical follow up.

Far too many victims of domestic violence are forced to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pet, with few shelters having the ability to house pets, and the PAWS Act was passed with the aim to address this problem so that more shelters can accommodate pets. Both Sens. McSally and Gillibrand were cosponsors of the PAWS Act in 2018 – Sen. McSally then as a House Member, and Sen. Gillibrand, as a Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

"When domestic abuse victims seek shelter and safety, they shouldn't have to worry if their beloved pet will be abused if left behind—nor should they have to give them up,” said U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ). "That's why I pushed to get funding for the PAWS Act into this bill. Now, shelters can receive funds to accommodate abuse survivors and their companion animals who are truly a part of the family. It is great to see strong bipartisan support for my amendment.”

“We applaud Sens. McSally and Gillibrand for their leadership in funding the PAWS Act to protect domestic violence victims and their pets,” said Holly Gann, Director of Federal Affairs at Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation. “Pets are a significant source of support, and oftentimes, a family member. No one should ever be forced to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pets.”

The Senate also included a provision led by McSally and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) that reflects a move toward enhanced and robust enforcement of federal criminal animal welfare laws, including the animal fighting law, Horse Protection Act, and Crush Video law. It requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide a report detailing enforcement activities of these laws and assesses any barriers to enhanced enforcement. This move comes on the heels of language adopted by the Senate in September directing DOJ to make enforcement of federal animal welfare laws a priority and passage of the Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement (PACE) Act, championed by Animal Wellness Action, and was also included in the 2018 Farm Bill. The PACE Act upgraded the current federal animal fighting law to clarify that the law applies to the U.S. territories and takes effect in December of this year.

“We’re grateful to both McSally and Senator Cory Booker for championing the effort to ensure strong enforcement of existing animal cruelty statutes, added Gann. “This sends a strong message to animal fighters that the Congress expects the Justice Dept. to prosecute animal abusers to the fullest extent of the law.”

“We are seeing the enactment of strong federal anti-cruelty laws, and we need enforcement if they are to have meaning and to protect animals from malicious cruelty,” said Wayne Pacelle, Founder of Animal Wellness Action.

The U.S. House also took bipartisan action to crackdown on animal fighting and other federal animal welfare crimes, voting by an overwhelming margin of 381 to 50 earlier this year to dedicate $2 million to the effort earlier this year. The effort was led by U.S. Reps. Haley Stevens (D-MI), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Peter King (R-NY), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Cindy Axne (D-IA).

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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GoGo Quinoa lance une grignotine soufflée biologique avec 6g de protéines et 3g de fibres fabriquée au Québec.

Vegan White Cheddar Puffs

Sriracha Puffs

Le produit est nommé finaliste du concours du Prix innovation de la CTAQ 2019

« Nous avons spécialement élaboré les recettes à partir d’une courte liste d’ingrédients. Nous sommes fiers d’offrir un produit d’ici que les gens vont manger avec beaucoup de plaisir »”

— Martin Bilodeau

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, October 31, 2019 / — Laval, Québec, 10/31/2019 / – Le spécialiste en produits à base de plantes GoGo Quinoa a lancé sur le marché la toute première grignotine biologique salée soufflée produite localement avec 6 grammes de protéines et 3 grammes de fibres par portion. Comme pour tous les autres produits de la gamme GoGo Quinoa, la collation offerte sera sans gluten, sans produits laitiers ni produits de source animale ou autres allergènes.

Douze mois en recherche et développement ont été nécessaires afin d’arriver à la recette finale qui saura plaire aux plus fins palais. Le goût exceptionnel de cette collation santé a été optimisé à plusieurs reprises par des tests consommateurs-utilisateurs de cette catégorie. Finalement, les saveurs les plus populaires retenues sont Fauxmage cheddar blanc, Sriracha et Sel rose et vinaigre en format 113g. La saveur Fauxmage cheddar blanc sera également disponible en format pratique de 50g.

« Nous avons spécialement élaboré les recettes à partir d’une courte liste d’ingrédients choisis pour leur profil nutritionnel supérieur et pour la texture croquante unique obtenue » mentionnait Martin Bilodeau, Président fondateur de GoGo Quinoa. « Nous sommes fiers d’offrir un produit d’ici que les gens vont manger avec beaucoup de plaisir ».

Finaliste de la catégorie innovation
Les Puffs ont été choisis parmi les finalistes 2019 de la catégorie produits nouveaux et améliorés/collations du Concours Innovation en Alimentation organisé par le Conseil de la Transformation Alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ). Les gagnants seront dévoilés le 28 novembre 2019.

Les GoGo Puffs seront disponibles au Canada dans plus de 6000 supermarchés et magasins d'aliments naturels. GoGo Quinoa invite la presse gastronomique et blogueurs alimentaires à se procurer un échantillon des produits. Pour demander votre échantillon, prière de faire parvenir un courriel à

À propos de GoGo Quinoa

GoGo Quinoa (Cie 2 Ameriks) transforme et importe plus de 60 produits biologiques, à base de plantes et sans allergènes, faits à partir de quinoa et d’autres super grains et légumineuses (chia, amarante, sarrasin, lentilles, pois chiches). L'entreprise occupe maintenant une usine de 45 000 pieds carrés à Laval, avec une accréditation SQF, et certifications biologique, sans gluten et casher.
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GoGo Quinoa launches an organic Quinoa Puffs snack with 6g of protein and 3g of fiber, made in Quebec.

Vegan White Cheddar Puffs

Sriracha Puffs

The product was selected as a finalist in the 2019 CTAQ Innovation Award competition.

We have developed recipes from a short list of ingredients for their superior nutritional profile and unique crunchy texture. We are proud to offer Canadian products that people will have fun eating”

— Martin Bilodeau

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, October 31, 2019 / — GoGo Quinoa, specialists of plant-based products, has launched Canada’s first locally produced savoury organic snack with 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving. Like all of GoGo Quinoa’s products, the Puffs are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free, soy-free, nut-free and peanut-free.

More than 12 months of research and development were needed to arrive at the final recipe that will appeal to the most discerning palates. The exceptional taste of this healthy snack has been optimized several times by consumer-user tests in this category. The most popular flavors were selected: Fauxmage White Cheddar, Sriracha, and Pink Salt and Vinegar, all in a 113g format. The Fauxmage white cheddar flavor will also be available in their convenient 50g ‘snack’ format.

"We have developed recipes from a short list of ingredients for their superior nutritional profile and unique crunchy texture," said Martin Bilodeau, founding President of GoGo Quinoa. "We are proud to offer Canadian products that people will have fun eating."

Finalist of the innovation category
The Puffs was selected as a finalist for the Food Innovation Contest in the category of: new and improved products / snacks organized by the Quebec Food Transformation Council (CTAQ). The winners will be announced on November 28, 2019.

GoGo Puffs will be available in Canada at more than 6,000 supermarkets and health food stores. GoGo Quinoa invites the food press and food bloggers to get a sample of the products. To request your sample today please send an email to

About GoGo Quinoa

GoGo Quinoa (Cie 2 Ameriks) processes and imports more than 60 plant-based and allergen-free organic products made from quinoa and other super grains and legumes (chia, amaranth, buckwheat, lentils, Chickpeas). The company now occupies a 45,000 square foot factory in Laval, is certified SQF, using an organic, gluten and kosher facility.

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The Global Pole Saw Market to Reach Revenues of over $700 Million by 2024 – Market Research by Arizton

Global Pole Saw Market Overview 2024

Global Pole Saw Market Overview 2024

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The global pole saw market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the period 2018−2024.

The increasing shift toward eco-friendly products, which are easy to operate, maintain, and manage is expected to increase demand for electric-powered equipment in the residential sector.”

— Lilien, Sr consultant

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 / — Pole Saw manufacturers are introducing well-engineered products that offer enhanced performance and productivity. Hence, the increasing demand for technologically advanced products among professional users is expected to open avenues for the global pole saw market during the forecast period. The availability of electric-powered equipment, which decreases soil spillage frequency and hassle of gas volatility, is likely to widen the scope for sustainability.

Government initiatives to cope up with global warming, increasing demand for gardening equipment and improving technological innovations are the factors that are likely to contribute to the growth of the pole saw market during the forecast period.

The study considers the present scenario of the pole saw market and its market dynamics for the period 2018−2024. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The market study includes insights on segmentation fuel type (Gas-powered, electric-powered, and battery-powered), application (residential users & commercial users), products (standard and telescopic), distribution channel (retail and online)and geography (North America, Europe, MEA, APAC, and Latin America). The report covers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. The study profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent companies operating in the market.

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Key Highlights Offered in the Report:
1. The global pole saw market is expected to realize an absolute growth of 36%  a leap of about $200 million revenue between 2018 and 2024.
2. North America and Europe remain the most promising regions with significant growth opportunities for vendors in the next five years. The adoption of garden equipment in APAC remains slow, despite huge potential. The APAC market is expected to grow at a low CAGR.
3. Owing to low prices of electric models, professional users are shifting to gas-powered devices. Thus, electric and battery-operated pole saws are likely to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period.
4. Eco-friendly options with reduced noise levels and high efficiency are witnessing traction in developed countries. Vendors such as Husqvarna are investing revenues in the development of less carbon footprints models.
5. The introduction of innovative features such as anti-vibration solutions and adjustable chain tensioning systems remains key focal points for vendors to boost demand during the forecast period.
6. Manufacturers are also emphasizing on product expansion through online portals. Omni-channel strategies remain at the center of strategy formulation around pole saw marketing.

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• Market Size & Forecast by Revenue | 2018−2024
• Market Dynamics – Leading trends, growth drivers, restraints, and investment opportunities
• Market Segmentation – A detailed analysis by products, fuel type, end-user, distribution channel, and geography.
• Competitive Landscape – Profile of 4 key vendors and 23 other vendors.

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Pole Saw Market – Segmentation

• Standard pole saws are expected to account for the majority share in the pole saw market during the forecast period. The growing trend of purchasing outdoor power equipment and tools is expected to augur well for the standard segment.
• Gas-powered pole saws are likely to witness spurt in demand as they are more powerful than electric and battery versions. However, the market for battery-powered pole saw is expected to witness growth due to the improvements in battery technology
• The wide application of electric-powered devices for trimming branches, sprucing up trees, and cutting small logs is likely to drive the residential segment.

Market Segmentation by Fuel Type
• Gas-powered
• Electric-powered
• Battery-powered
Market Segmentation by Products
• Telescopic
• Standard
Market Segmentation by Application
• Residential Users
• Commercial Users
Market Segmentation by Distribution Type
• Online
• Retail

Pole Saw Market: Geography

Increased technological advancements and product expansion are expected to drive the market in North America. The growing demand for technologically advanced, well-designed as well as automated tools are gaining prominence among residential as well as commercial users. Innovative techniques for saving energy cost as well as time is expected to open avenues for varied gardening equipment, and tools in the North American pole saw market.
The Europe market is characterized by high demand for electric-powered equipment. Western European economies are witnessing product saturation, as there is low product differentiation in the market. However, the new demand is expected to come from Central and Eastern European countries. Also, the demand for landscaping services in Europe is expected to witness considerable rise during the forecast period.

Market Segmentation by Geography
• North America
o US
o Canada
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Nordic Countries
o China
o Japan
o Australia and New Zealand
o South Korea
• Latin America
o Mexico
o Brazil
o Argentina
o South Africa
o Saudi Arabia

Key Vendors Analysis

The pole saw market has a high degree of concentration with leading vendors accounting for the majority of the market share. The industry competition is further expected to increase due to the growing emphasis on developing advanced, cost-effective technology and products. Currently, market players are adopting several energy-efficient products due to the increase in environmental consciousness. Manufacturers are identifying different market opportunities, thereby setting up certain goals to achieve productivity and sustainability.

Key Vendors
• Husqvarna Group
• Silky Saws
• STIGA Group

Other Prominent Vendors
• American Lawn Mower
• Briggs & Stratton
• Cobra Garden Machinery
• Ego Power
• Einhell Germany
• Emak
• Gaus Co. Ltd.
• Generac Power Systems
• Globe Tools Group
• Lowe’s Corporation (Kobalt)
• Mitox Garden Machinery
• MTD Products
• Pellenc
• Positec Tool Corporation
• Robert Bosch Group
• R&R Products
• Snow Joe
• Stanley Black & Decker
• Techtronic Industries (TTI)
• Wen Products
• Yamabiko Corporation
• Yard Force (Merotec)
• Zhejiang Zomax Garden Machinery

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Intratec Reveals Calcium Carbonate Prices

Calcium carbonate historical prices in several countries are now accessible through online charts.

SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 / — Intratec Solutions LLC, a leading provider of independent reports examining production processes and critical data surrounding industry-related markets, is pleased to announce that its online database now covers calcium carbonate price histories.

Accessing online charts updated monthly, professionals interested in calcium carbonate pricing data can gain a solid understanding of price trends, in different global regions. The database covers calcium carbonate price histories in the USA, Europe, and Asia, from 2007 to the present.

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World largest Civil Cargo Drone Premiere by Singular Aircraft

Portrait of Singular Aircraft Drone in Lleida airport in cloudy day

Singular Aircraft Drone

Singular Aircraft is demonstrating the world largest civil cargo drone in Dominican Republic this November as a World Premiere.

SPAIN, October 29, 2019 / — Singular Aircraft has been performing flight demonstrations of the brand's flagship, fully autonomous UAV Flyox I in Barahona, Dominican Republic, over the span of 8 days.

Singular Aircraft´s Flyox I is the only amphibious UAV in the world designed for civil purposes of 4,000 KG of Maximum Take Of Weight (MTOW), with speed ranges from 75 to 140Kts. Therefore, demonstrations were part Visual Line Of Sight and part Beyond Visual Line Of Sight in the airport CTR and the segregated area provided.

It has been a total of 8 flights, more than 3,000 Km flown, during more than 20 flight hours. All of which, were fully autonomous operations that were demonstrating different configurations, speeds and manoeuvres using the standard cargo version of this model.

All the flight operations were combined with other planes and helicopters that were using the same airspace and ground control from the tower of Barahona International Airport and from Santo Domingo FIR, with several de-conflicting manoeuvres performed in each and every flight.

The aircraft has performed its flights spectacularly, even when put under unusual weather conditions, as during these operations, the north of the island was hit by hurricane Lorenzo and some of the flights were carried through windy conditions (+30kts) and heavy rain showers.

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The next flight demonstrations for the Flyox UAV cargo version together with a conference on UAV's in Santo Domingo are scheduled to take place from November 22nd to December 4th.

The Air Drop version will be showcased early next year and the Surveillance version will also be showcased in mid 2020.


Singular Aircraft has designed and is producing the biggest amphibious civil UAV in the market with 5 different configurations: Cargo, Air Drop, Crop Spraying, Firefighting and Surveillance.
The main characteristics are:
• MTOW: 4.000Kg
• Payload: 1,850 Kg
• Endurance: from 6hrs to 30hrs for surveillance
• Twin Engine: 2x360Hp regular 95 octane fuel
• Retractable tail grader Landing Gear
• Lowest direct operational cost in the market
• Fully Autonomous operation (Take 0ff, Climb, Cruise, Approach, Landing)
• Fits in standard 40’ HC maritime container
• Fully customisable
• Take Off and landing on unprepared runways & water

Due to it’s size and capacity the plane is capable to perform many operations that were not possible with other platforms.
Examples of these operations are:

The Cargo version transports to/from runways or lakes any goods aiding logistics and delivers liquids, bulk goods, boxes, etc. at an unbeatable cost.
Eg: autonomous transport of 1.000Kg to 1.000Km from 1.000USD DOC.

The Air Drop version has been designed for humanitarian relief and resupply of remote operations and regions where a runway is not an option and has the capability of delivering up to 1,500kg of goods with a parachute to isolated communities, islands, mining operations, ships, offshore platforms, etc.
Eg: autonomous transport & delivery 1.000Kg to 500Km (1.000Km round trip)

The Crop Spraying plane can spray chemicals, or fertilizers and even seeds from the air. Ej: 16L/Ha conc. We cover 100Ha/h at 2,5USD/Ha DOC.

The Firefighting version is capable of precision water bombing without risking crew’s lives with 24hrs operation (day and night) increasing the efficiency of firefighting operations substantially with fleet operations.
Eg: delivering 30.000 L/h of water for each fire flank.

The Surveillance version has more than 30 hours of endurance whilst carrying 350Kg of radars, electro optics, communication equipment and several other sensors and onboard computers.
Eg: Maritime Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance of 1.000.000 sqKm / flight through Radar, AIS & optical gimbals.

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World Premiere Cargo Drone Show in Barahona International Airport Dominican Republic

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Jeffrey Friedland to Speak at the Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition

The Conference is being held November 3-5 at the Rosen Centre in Orlando

DENVER, CO , USA, October 29, 2019 / — Growth Advisory Group LLC today announced that it’s vice president, Jeffrey Friedland, will be speaking at the Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition. The event is being held at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida from November 3-5.

The Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition will focus on the development of the industrial hemp industry in Florida.

Friedland’s speech, “Hemp 101,” will focus on the business aspects of the fast-growing hemp industry. He will discuss business issues relevant to cultivators, extractors, manufacturers of hemp-derived products, and marketers of finished products, from fiber, paper, and alcoholic beverages to CBD. Relevant to all stakeholders, he will also discuss his conclusions regarding the future of the hemp and CBD industries.

Friedland will also discuss the current legal and regulatory issues impacting hemp and CBD, including the likely approaches that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and individual states will take.

About Florida’s Hemp Industry

Hurricane Michael caused significant farm destruction in the Florida panhandle last year and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said hemp in Florida is needed to help farmers harmed by hurricanes and diseases that have affected citrus, the state’s largest commodity.

Fried stated that commercial hemp “marks a transformation in Florida and (is a) critical step on the journey to creating a green industrial revolution, strengthening agriculture with an alternative crop of the future and expanding access to safe, quality CBD products.”

The Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition Is very timely. On October 10th, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) published the Notice of Proposed Rules for its hemp program.

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About Jeffrey Friedland

Jeffrey Friedland has been the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ listed financial services company, a director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed mining company, and the chairman of the supervisory board of a Hong Kong-based retailer listed on the European Union Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Mr. Friedland was an owner of two retail cannabis stores and a grow facility in Colorado and a founder and CEO of a publicly-traded cannabinoid research company. Mr. Friedland was also a founder of Israel Plant Sciences, an Israel-based company focused on plant breeding and genetics, a founder of Canada-based Phyto Brands, a manufacturer, and marketer of CBD products, and an early investor in three Canadian cannabis licensed producers.

Mr. Friedland has been featured or quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the New York Times, Bloomberg Television, USA Today, Verslo Zinios (Lithuania), Vercernji (Croatia), International Business Times, the South China Morning Post, the Guam Daily Post, the Forward, the Jewish Week, Quartz, the Jakarta Globe, Israel Daily Television, Breitbart, and Forbes.

Mr. Friedland has been a speaker at conferences and events throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Mr. Friedland is the author of two books, All Roads Lead to China – An Investor Road Map to the World's Fastest-Growing Economy, and Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant. (Both books are available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.)

As a staunch advocate of entrepreneurship, and the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries, Mr. Friedland's is focused on enabling entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams, whether they're a start-up, early-stage company or an established company.

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U.S. District Court Rejects Challenge to Anti-Animal Fighting Law by Cockfighters in Puerto Rico

Cockfighting Match

Cockfighting Ring

Animal Wellness Action calls on cockfighters to adhere to the law and stop subjecting birds to these staged acts of cruelty

The Congress, the Federal Courts, and the U.S. Department of Justice have been crystal clear on the matter: engage in animal fighting activities and risk going to prison.”

— Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action

SAN JUAN , PUERTO RICO , USA , October 29, 2019 / — In an order issued this week, U.S. District Court Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi rejected claims by Club Gallistico and other cockfighters in Puerto Rico challenging an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act that seeks to apply our federal anti-animal fighting laws to all parts of the United States, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Judge Gelpi granted the motion for summary judgment from the United States, declaring that “[n]either the Commonwealth’s political statues, nor the Territorial Clause, impede the United States Government from enacting laws that apply to all citizens of this Nation alike, whether as a state or territory.” The case came before the U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico, and a decision was widely anticipated before the December 20th effective date of the latest amendments to the federal anti-animal fighting law. The legal principles addressed in the ruling apply equally to all U.S. territories.

“This order, rejecting the claims of cockfighters in Puerto Rico, is yet one more judicial ruling that establishes that the United States has the authority to outlaw staged animal fights in the U.S. Territories, and it has done so,” said Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action, which led the fight for the upgraded anti-animal fighting law. “The Congress, the Federal Courts, and the U.S. Department of Justice have been crystal clear on the matter: engage in animal fighting activities and risk going to prison.”

In December of last year, President Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 into law. That authorizing legislation, aggregating a range of policy ideas related to food and agriculture, contained a number of animal welfare amendments, including language eliminating remnant language that some territory leaders believed exempted them from the reach of the federal prohibitions against cockfighting.

Former Representative Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and current Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., carried the amendment to upgrade the animal fighting law in 2018, securing a win on the provision by a vote of 351 to 50. Senators Cory Booker, D-N.J., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Richard Blumenthal, R-Conn., carried a similar bill in the Senate and lobbied to retain the House-passed bill in the final conference report on the Agricultural Improvement Act. The anti-animal fighting provision was retained in the final bill, but with a one-year delay on its implementation. Again, it takes effect December 20th.

In May, Club Gallistico de Puerto Rico sued the federal government challenging the law. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion in response, emphatically arguing that most animal fighting activities are already illegal in the territories and the upgrade of the law, set to take effect on December 20th, simply builds on the roster of prohibited activities. “Just as courts have unanimously affirmed the ability of the federal government to restrict animal fighting in the fifty states, so too may it do so with respect to the territories,” wrote the attorneys representing the United States.

According to the Department of Justice in its motion, the upgrade in the law stipulated that cockfighters “may not sponsor or exhibit cockfights, just as prior to §12616 they were prohibited from attending cockfights, possessing game cocks, or engaging in other animal fighting practices that were prohibited both in Puerto Rico and nationwide.”

“Cockfighting is a settled matter, as a question of moral conduct and law,” said Drew Edmondson, who served as Oklahoma Attorney General for 16 years and co-chairs the Animal Wellness National Law Enforcement Council. During Edmondson’s third term, voters outlawed animal fighting, making it the 48th state to ban the practice. Edmondson defended the law in the courts, and the Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that, as written, the law was constitutional and a proper exercise of state authority. “This latest ruling by a federal judge reinforces the legal principle that the United States has the power to forbid staged fighting everywhere in the U.S.”

Cockfighting is both openly and clandestinely conducted in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and, according to sources, these jurisdictions are receiving fighting birds via the U.S. Postal Service that is already a violation of federal law.

The Congress has upgraded the federal law five times in the last two decades (2002, 2007, 2008, 2013, and 2018), and made animal fighting; possessing animals for fighting; transporting fighting animals or fighting implements across national, state, or territorial lines; or bringing a minor to a fight a federal felony. It is a federal misdemeanor to attend an animal fight.

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Poll Shows Majority of Americans Oppose Wild Horse Roundup Plan as BLM Scapegoating of Wild Horses Provokes Backlash

A terrifying wild horse roundup in action

A terrifying wild horse roundup in action

This dangerous proposal is the greatest threat to wild horses and burros in decades, and the American taxpayer is going to finance…upwards of $5 Billion.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 29, 2019 / — New polling released today by the American Wild Horse Campaign finds a strong bipartisan majority of Americans oppose a new plan to round up mass numbers of federally protected wild horses and burros from America’s Western public lands. The plan, which would reduce wild herds by 70%, is currently being touted by Acting Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director, William Perry Pendley and livestock industry lobbyists, but is opposed by the vast majority of wild horse protection and animal welfare organizations. Pendley is expected to make an appearance at the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

“Our recent polling documents that the nearly three in four Americans oppose the costly and cruel mass roundup and incarceration plan for America’s cherished wild free-roaming horses and burros,” said Suzanne Roy, Executive Director of the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC). “Americans do not want their tax dollars used to clear the public lands of wild horses and burros in order to replace these iconic animals with subsidized commercial livestock.”

“This dangerous proposal is the greatest threat to wild horses and burros in decades, and the American taxpayer is going to finance the whole shebang – even the BLM has admitted removals could cost upwards of $5 Billion,” said Marty Irby, Executive Director at Animal Wellness Action and a lifelong horseman. “If this ghastly proposal is executed, we’ll see massive roundups, swelling captive wild horse populations, and jubilation from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association that secured political cover from the Humane Society of the U.S., Humane Society Legislative Fund, and ASPCA for their long-time aspiration to cement a government-funded wild horse depopulation program.”

The Public Policy Polling survey conducted a poll of 686 registered voters on Oct 25-27 last weekend and found:

– 74% of respondents oppose the removal of nearly two-thirds of the wild horses and burros living free on America’s public lands today.

– 78% oppose the holding of tens of thousands of more horses and burros in pens and pastures at taxpayer expense, which could increase pressure to slaughter these animals over the long run.

– 79% of Americans oppose the surgical sterilization of wild mares (female horses) via a procedure that removes their ovaries.

At the same time, conservationists are reacting strongly to BLM chief Pendley’s recent claim that wild horses are “an existential threat” to the public lands, particularly given the fact that 88% of BLM land has no wild horses on it.

In response, Erik Molvar, wildlife biologist and Executive Director of the Western Watersheds Project, wrote, “Pendley’s misstatements about wild horses and the magnitude of environmental threats on the lands that his agency manages speaks either to a monumental incompetence and ignorance, or to an aggressive dishonesty and commitment to a “fake news” approach to informing the public about Western public lands.”

Last week, Molvar – a leading expert on the environmental threats to Western public lands posed by commercial livestock grazing – joined Nevada business leaders and wild horse advocates at a press conference in Reno to address the propaganda campaign being waged against wild horses, stating, “The administration’s obsession with wild horses, while turning a blind eye to the real and serious problems that livestock overgrazing causes on these same lands demonstrates a systematic myopia and willful desire to ignore and perpetuate ecological problems caused by the livestock industry.”

An editorial in last week’s High Country News, a non-profit magazine and news operation dedicated to informing and inspiring people to act on behalf of the West’s natural and human communities, echoed Molvar’s sentiments.

“The real problem with wild horses is that there’s no money to be made from them. And by focusing on them, Pendley hopes to divert our attention from the true threat to public lands: unbridled greed,” the editorial concluded, referencing Pendley’s history of fighting for the “private property rights” of extractive industries (oil/gas/mining/livestock) to exploit the public lands.

According to AWHC, the intensifying propaganda campaign by Pendley and his industry allies against wild horses is aimed at convincing Congress to fund the expensive new plan to clear the public lands of virtually every wild horse and burro remaining wild today. Misleadingly dubbed a “Path Forward for Wild Horse and Burro Management,” the plan would accelerate the removal (by helicopter roundup) of wild mustangs from public lands and allow for inhumane management methods, such as cruel surgeries to sterilize wild mares by ripping out their ovaries. Although billed as a “non-lethal plan,” the proposal actually makes slaughter more likely over the long run by dramatically increasing the number of horses and burros maintained in captivity at taxpayer expense with no guarantee of funding for their long-term care.

The plan is opposed by the vast majority of animal welfare and wild horse protection organizations.

The American Wild Horse Campaign, Animal Wellness Action, and The Cloud Foundation will hold a congressional briefing, Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 12:30 – 1:30 in the House Natural Resources Committee Room, Longworth HOB 1334. Members of the media are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, with more than 700,000 supporters and followers nationwide. AWHC is dedicated to preserving the American wild horse and burros in viable, free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage. In addition to advocating for protection and preservation of America’s wild herds, AWHC implements the largest wild horse fertility control program in the world through a partnership with the State of Nevada for wild horses that live in the Virginia Range near Reno.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Global Cannabis Snapshot – Israel to EU – Isracann Biosciences, Avicanna, Khiron Life Sciences, PharmaCielo releases a report on the continued international expansion of the cannabis industry and how it’s leading to a global cannabis infrastructure.

Isracann Biosciences Inc. (CSE:IPOT.C)

POINT ROBERTS, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2019 / —, a leading investor news resource covering cannabis and hemp stocks releases a sector snapshot reporting on the continued international expansion of the cannabis industry and how it’s leading to a global cannabis infrastructure.

Read the full article on featuring (CSE: IPOT) (TSXV: KHRN.V) (TSX: AVCN.TO) (TSXV: PCLO.V)

A recent article reporting on the growth of the global cannabis industry notes, “Fully 185 countries are signatories to the United Nations’ Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, which prohibits cannabis as a drug that can be abused and cause ill effects, without bringing a substantial therapeutic advantage. Each signatory’s laws must reflect the Convention; that is the case for the US’ Controlled Substances Act of 1971. Countries that have legalized cannabis are flouting the convention, and some, such as Canada, admit that openly.”

Recent news headlines look to Israel saying,” Israel is at the forefront of cannabis tech. The country, which produces more pharmaceutical cannabis than just about anywhere else, is poised to become a leading exporter.”
Recently listed on the CSE, Isracann Biosciences Inc. (CSE: IPOT) is an Israeli-based cannabis company focused on becoming a premier cannabis producer offering low-cost production targeting undersupplied, major European marketplaces. The Company (formerly Atlas Blockchain Group Inc.), recently provided an operative overview and update regarding facility development activities in Israel.

Concurrent to and as part of the Company’s recent listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange it had satisfied the escrow release conditions for the net proceeds of its highly successful CAD$10.1 million financing efforts which bolstered an already healthy cash position.

This positions the company to immediately accelerate its planned Phase One Facility Design and Construction Services Program which consists of finalization of greenhouse facility design for cannabis cultivation and production in accordance with an existing technical specifications strategy; to rapidly advance greenhouse and related facility construction per the design; ensure adequate controls are in place against any diversion, theft and loss of cannabis products per regulatory standards; and ensure compliance with other protective security, health, and safety requirements in accordance with Israeli regulations.

To date, Isracann has entered into agreements for the development of medical cannabis cultivation projects with regional stakeholders holding preliminary breeding and cultivation licenses issued by the Israeli Ministry of Health. The regional stakeholder is required to renew these licenses each year and further bears the cost of electricity, property and related land taxes and are bound to working with Isracann to obtain the required licenses and to participate in the construction of the greenhouses.

Isracann ‘s CEO, Darryl Jones notes, “We are very pleased to have achieved our very important initial milestone targets with the CSE listing of our ticker symbol “IPOT” and to confirm our accelerated investment plans in Israel are fully underway. We have lined up several key organizations and personnel and look forward to announcing a number of these key commercial agreements in the days and weeks ahead. We thank all our supporters for their belief in us, and in our belief that the Israeli agricultural sector will provide a huge leading role in positioning the Isracann brand as market leaders in the massive and underserved European cannabis marketplace.”

Avicanna Inc.(TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of cannabinoid-based products, recently announced that Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S., its majority owned subsidiary, has completed commercial exports of its Aureus™ brand of CBD-based products to South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (TSXV: KHRN) (OTC: KHRNF), a vertically integrated cannabis leader with core operations in Latin America, recently announced their entrance into the EU market having completed the EU cosmetic regulatory process for seven Kuida products, and received a "no objection" letter from TSXV with respect to distribution of these products in the UK.

PharmaCielo Ltd. (TSXV:PCLO) (OTC: PHCEF), whose anticipated acquisition of Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX") listed Creso Pharma will establish a global medicinal cannabis company positioned to rapidly develop new markets and grow sales in the expanded footprint served by the combined company, recently announced key developments in respect of its acquisition originally announced on June 6, 2019. Creso Pharma has informed the Company that it has received approval from the Supreme Court of Western Australia to convene meetings of its shareholders and listed option holders, and if thought fit, to approve the Schemes of Arrangement whereby PharmaCielo would acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares and listed options of Creso Pharma. The Meetings will be held on November 11, 2019, beginning at 10:00AM (Perth time).

With the growing international acceptance of the cannabis industry, companies with strongly established infrastructure in key global trade areas will become more of an essential asset as the industry moves further towards global standards and sales.


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