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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - NM: Animal Welfare

Puppies at breeding operation in Edgewood, NM.  Operation closed by Edgewood Animal Control 2008.<br />PHOTO Credit: Animal Protection of New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On a single day on the Internet, more than 700,000 dogs are for sale. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says its researchers discovered that in a one-day investigative blitz. And it says an outdated Animal Welfare Act that doesn't address online sales has become

A picture of Julia and her piglets, now at the Farm Sanctuary shelter in New York.<br />Photo Credit: Mercy For Animals<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The national animal rights organization Mercy For Animals is lobbying Wal-Mart to require that its pork suppliers practice more humane treatment. The group has sponsored a pig named Julia at The Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York, and it's doing so on the occasion

PHOTO: Coyote killed in former coyote-killing contest in Reserve, NM. Photo credit: Ben Mater; Earthwaves Media.

LOS LUNAS, N.M. - A contest to see who can kill the most coyotes in Valencia County, is raising the ire of animal lovers, conservationists, teachers - and even some hunters. In an online petition denouncing the contest, 30 percent of the signers identified themselves as gun owners. The stated purpos

Heidi (28 years old   at Alamogordo - used in Hepatitis B experiments, positive for Hepatitis B).<br />Courtesy: National Institutes of Health.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - At least ten chimpanzees from New Mexico's Alamogordo Primate Facility, currently being held at a research facility in Louisiana that is losing its funding, are among the 110 that were recently deemed permanently ineligible for biomedical research. But that's not exactly positive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Horses in New Mexico are caught between two very different points of view. Gov. Susana Martinez and her administration are joined by animal-rights advocates in opposing horse slaughter in the state. However, the New Mexico Horse Council has conducted a poll of its members that i

ROSWELL, N.M. - A New Mexico slaughterhouse that has been cited in the past for inhumane handling of cattle is now seeking certification to slaughter horses, as well - and Valley Meat Company's proposal would make it the first location in the U.S. to do so. The plan for a horse slaughter plant in Ro

SANTA FE, N.M. - It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Christmas Bird Count! The National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count brings citizens out to search the skies for the 112th year in a row. One of goals of the count is affirmation of a healthy bird population, although dark clouds could

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