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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on good guys with guns the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter; also on our nationwide rundown; workers in Ohio and the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - MA: Animal Welfare

PHOTO: Animal advocates hope people will adopt pets this holiday season to save lives, as they point out that thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized every year in Massachusetts. Photo credit: Melissa Gelmo.

BOSTON - If you are heading out this weekend to look for a pet to bring home for the holidays, animal advocates across the Bay State hope you will look no further than your local animal shelter. Thousands of healthy, adoptable animals are euthanized every year in the state says Maryann Regan, direct

Boston Public School students can now participate in Meatless Mondays in cafeterias.

BOSTON - Black bean burritos, garden fresh salads and protein packed chili are just a few of the options students at Boston Public Schools will now have in cafeterias for Meatless Monday. The school district joined the movement after working with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and a

PHOTO: Big game species, including the deer and moose prized by Massachusetts hunters, are being threatened by climate change, according to a National Wildlife Federation report. Courtesy USFWS-Northeast region.

BOSTON - Hunters in Massachusetts and New England are warned in a new report that the warming winters brought on by climate change may someday take away the quarry they pursue. A report from the National Wildlife Federation says the big game that sportsmen and federal and state governments worked to

PHOTO: The Country-of-Origin Labeling law for meat is being challenged by foreign countries and some U.S. organizations. Photo credit: Monique Coppola

BOSTON – Country-of-Origin-Labeling, or COOL, requires labels on meat sold in the U.S. to clearly state where that meat comes from. And it isn’t sitting well with some foreign countries, along with groups in the U.S. that are working to get the rule quashed. Joe Maxwell is a livestock

PHOTO: An aerial view of a Texas feedlot. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization says large factory farms are increasing climate-changing pollution. Photo credit: Mishka Henner.

BOSTON - Observing "Meatless Monday" is not only good for your health and for animals, it's also good for the environment. A new report from the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organizationreaffirms what others have claimed: Livestock production is a major contributor to climate-changing pollut

Tyson still using pig gestation crates - considered by many to be extremely inhumane. Photo Credit: Farm Sanctuary.

BOSTON - In a proposal to Tyson Foods, shareholders are asking the company - one of the world's largest meat and poultry producers - to find a little humanity when it comes to the pigs it uses for pork production. The company has no plans to phase out the use of gestation crates, which keep female p

PHOTO: The documentary film Blackfish about Tilikum, the now infamous orca responsible for three deaths while in captivity opens in a limited release today (Friday) - with a showing in Cambridge. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Should killer whales be kept in captivity and made to perform tricks for humans? That's a question raised in the documentary "Blackfish." The film opens with the tragic death of a SeaWorld trainer killed in 2010 in Orlando by the whale, Tilikum, and moves back in time to

Pregnant pigs are confined in gestation crates too small to turn around in. Photo Credit: Humane Society of The United States

BOSTON - More than 175 Massachusetts veterinarians have signed a letter to be presented to state legislators asking them to support The Act to Prevent Farm Animal Cruelty. At the heart of the issue are confinement crates for calves and gestation crates used for pregnant pigs. According to Dr. Barr

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