REPORT: Castro releases animal welfare plan as part of presidential campaign

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Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday released an animal welfare plan that calls for ending the practice of euthanizing dogs and cats in shelters.

Castro’s plan, “PAW: Protecting Animals and Wildlife,” is the only animal welfare proposal released by a presidential campaign thus far. In addition to the call for an end to euthanasia, it proposes improved federal housing policy relating to pets and pledges that, as president, Castro would sign legislation making cruelty to animals a federal crime, prohibit testing of cosmetics on animals and ban unlicensed ownership of big cats like tigers as pets.

The article goes on to state the following:

The proposal also calls for strengthening the Endangered Species Act after recent steps by the Trump administration to make it easier to lift or lighten protections for animals on it.

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