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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 


U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.


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Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Public News Service - NM: Animal Welfare

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CATRON COUNTY, N.M. - Just as the Mexican Wolf Recovery program was finishing its 15th year, a Mexican gray wolf was shot and killed by a federal Wildlife Services agent. At almost the same time, the release of two pairs of Mexican wolves was announced. The shooting, which took place on Jan. 19, was

PHOTO: Sybil and Gambler (colt) rescued by Front Range Equine Rescue in Larkspur, CO.<br />Courtesy:Front Range Equine Rescue.

ROSWELL, N.M. - Agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a walk-through of Valley Meat Co. on Tuesday, days after the Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine Rescue submitted a notice of intent to sue if the agency agrees to provide inspections required for the facil

Leather and Doozie<br />Assisted by Equine Protection Fund.<br />Courtesy:  Animal Protection of New Mexico<br />

ROSWELL, N.M. - Valley Meat Company, Roswell, is one of six operations around the nation applying for a permit to slaughter American horses for food. However, 70 percent of registered voters polled in New Mexico this month expressed opposition to horse slaughter. Nancy Perry, senior vice president o

Photo: Mexican wolf<br />Courtesy: Jim Clark USFWS<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was more than 15 years ago, on March 29, 1998, when the first Mexican gray wolves were re-introduced into the wild in the Southwest. David Parsons was the first Mexican wolf recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the time. The now-retired wildlife bio

Steel jaw leghold trap.<br />PHOTO Courtesy: Public Domain.<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - Anyone can get caught in a steel-jaw leghold trap. A 6-month-old kitten got caught in one in Albuquerque this month. To address such problems, legislation has been introduced in the House designed to restrict cruel traps and poisons. Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Gonzales, D-Taos, the Ne

Dead coyotes in truck bed. Reserve, NM.<br />Photo courtesy: Animal Protection of New Mexico.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A bill which would put an end to animal-killing contests in New Mexico is receiving the support of the Rio Grande chapter of the Sierra Club. House Bill 316 is the result of widespread dismay over a recent killing contest promoted by a gun store in Los Lunas. The highly publicized

Aerial view of Save the Chimps, a sanctuary in Fort Pierce, FL<br />Photo credit: Save the Chimps, Inc.<br />

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - From 2002 to 2011, 266 chimpanzees left the Coulston Foundation in Alamogordo for the Save The Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Fla. Now another exodus could be in the offing. Last week, recommendations made to the National Institutes of Health by an internal committee concluded

Trapped female Mexican wolf whose leg was amputated due to suffering frostbite. This Mule Pack wolf was being transferred. PHOTO Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

SILVER CITY, N.M. - Efforts to restore wolves to the wild continue to face obstacles. Most recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) granted itself a "recovery permit" to live-capture endangered wolves that enter New Mexico and Arizona from Mexico or the Rocky Mountains. As a result, the Ce

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