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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - IN: Animal Welfare

Dogs with eye problems and dental disease were discovered in 2016 at an undisclosed Indiana breeding facility, according to a new report. (USDA)

INDIANAPOLIS – Four Indiana dog breeders are named in a new "Horrible Hundred," report examining so-called puppy mills and dog sellers around the nation. The sixth annual report from The Humane Society of the United States highlights allegations of cruel conditions at the facilities, which K

Hoosiers are speaking up about confined feeding operation rules. (hecweb.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that environmentalists say would weaken Indiana's laws regulating Confined Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, is being discussed in committee again this week. The House Environmental Affairs Committee has taken testimony on HB 1494 by Rep. David Wolkins (R-Winona Lake

Animal shelters across the nation are participating in an adoption drive this weekend called Clear the Shelters. (Herb Carter)

MUNCIE, Ind. – Facebook is taking the Pokemon Go craze all the way to the bank, or in this case all the way to the animal shelter. Facebook has hired a production company to shoot a video to encourage Pokemon Go players to walk an adoptable dog, and the production company focused on the Munc

A new bill puts no limits on how much

INDIANAPOLIS - Senate Bill 109, the so-called "Canned Hunting" bill, was sent to Gov. Mike Pence last week. He can sign it or take no action, which allows it to go into law. It sets up new regulations for owners of fenced-in properties where people pay to hunt. The legislation removes the Departme

The smooth green snake is a tiny nonvenomous snake found in Indiana. It's getting extra attention from conservation groups in the Midwest because its habitat is threatened. (Chicago Wilderness)

INDIANAPOLIS – Twelve animal species that call the Midwest home are being championed by Chicago Wilderness, which is made up of more than 200 conservation groups in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Scientists, educators and ecologists spent months deciding which would be added to t

Of the 125,000 animals that end up in Indiana shelters, about 40 percent are euthanized. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is one of the few states without a mandatory spay and neuter law for cats and dogs, and those pushing legislation to make it happen say it would save thousands of animals from being euthanized every year. The Indiana House has approved House Bill 1201, which now heads to the

Four captive-hunting preserves in Indiana are operating under a court injunction. Credit: Eric Berthe/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS – The killing of a beloved lion by an American hunter in Africa sparked global outrage this summer, and it's also bringing to light the issue of captive, or canned, hunting in Indiana and other states. In these hunts, shooters pay to kill animals trapped behind fences. In other

PHOTO: The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is calling on McDonald's to stop purchasing meat from animals raised using antibiotics. The fast-food giant says it is updating its purchasing policies this year. Photo credit: Alvimann/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – The company known for its Golden Arches is being asked to make its burgers, chicken nuggets and other menu items antibiotic-free. It's estimated that nearly 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in raising livestock and poultry. McDonald's sells more than 1

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