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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

Reward Poster showing Bay mare who was shot.<br />Poster and Photos Credit: Animal Protection of New Mexico and the New Mexico Livestock Board.<br />

ROSWELL, N.M. - A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the suffering of a bay mare discovered last month by two boys four-wheeling in Chaves County. Alan Edmonds, cruelty case manager for Animal Protection of New Mexi

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 And it says an outdated Animal Welfare Act that doesn't address online sales has become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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