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Colorado Supreme Court rejects animal cruelty ballot measure strongly opposed by farmers, ranchers

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday rejected a proposed 2022 ballot question on animal cruelty, saying the measure seeking to define common ranching and farming practices as sex acts violates a clause in the state constitution.  The court specifically ruled that Initiative 16 violates the Colorado constitution’s single-subject requirement, which says a ballot question or […]

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A “once in a lifetime” bond: Aspen mourns the death of Zoot the avalanche rescue dog

By Kaya Williams, The Aspen Times Aspen lost a beloved mountain figure this week in longtime avalanche rescue dog Zoot, an 11-year-old Airedale terrier. He died Monday after a month-long battle with cancer, according to owner and Aspen Mountain ski patroller Brad Benson. In the days after, countless members of the local mountain community have […]

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Colorado lawmakers move closer to prohibiting certain animals from being used in traveling performances

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado lawmakers moved closer to passing a bill that would prohibit using certain animals in traveling performances like circuses, facing opposition from livestock and rodeo groups who claim the measure threatens their livelihood and support from animal rights organizations. If Senate Bill 135 becomes law, the violation […]

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Colorado should go nice and slow on gray wolf reintroduction, panel says

By James Anderson, The Associated Press  Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf, arguing the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate the intent of voters who approved reintroduction by the end of 2023. But the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, which must approve a plan, […]