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PAWS Wildlife Center holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new facility

PAWS Wildlife Center

SNOHOMISH—Lynnwood-based PAWS Wildlife Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, April 20, for its brand-new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility in Snohomish which, when it opens on May 15, will be the largest wildlife center in Washington State. Since 1981 PAWS Wildlife Center has rehabilitated over 140,000 different injured animals and reintroduced them back into the wild. […]

Lawmakers pass legislation that would prohibit octopus farming in Washington

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OLYMPIA, Wash., March 4, 2024—Both the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives passed HB 1153 last month that, if signed by Governor Jay Inslee, will prevent octopus farming in Washington State. Currently Washington State does not have any octopus farms, but this bill would prohibit the creation of one. It would not impact commercial […]

Multiple animal rights bills head to Senate after overwhelming House passage

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OLYMPIA—Three new animal protection and justice bills head to the Washington State Senate after overwhelming passage in House in January. Standardizing animal abuse penalties HB 1961, concerning animal cruelty in the first degree, addresses a significant hole in current law, where judges have wide discretion in sentencing for certain forms of animal cruelty, leading to […]

Lynnwood-based PAWS opening state’s largest wildlife center in Snohomish

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SNOHOMISH—Since 1981 PAWS Wildlife Center has rehabilitated over 140,000 different injured animals and reintroduced them back into the wild. But for the last 25 years rapid urbanization, an increase in nearby forest fires, and the center’s limited size has left the Lynnwood-based facility grossly unequipped to serve the region’s increasing need for wildlife care. In […]

University of Washington ordered to pay PETA over $500,000


SEATTLE, November 4, 2022—The King County Superior Court ordered the University of Washington to pay People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) $539,902 in fees and penalties, last month, in their public records lawsuit against the university regarding its Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC). Superior Court judge Suzanne R. Parisien determined the University […]

PETA calls upon Seattle PD to investigate UW Primate Research Center for felony allegations

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SEATTLE, Wash., February 22, 2022 – PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, called upon Seattle Police Department Chief Adrian Diaz, today February 22, requesting an investigation of University of Washington’s (UW) Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) concerning allegations of destroying videos and photographs of primates used for experimentation, a class C felony […]

UW Primate Center destroys public records while investigated by Feds

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Seattle, Wash., February 4, 2022 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare has launched a formal investigation into the University of Washington’s Primate Research Center after the Arizona Republic revealed diseased monkeys were sent to Seattle and across the country, potentially compromising tens of millions of dollars in research aimed at […]

PETA calls upon UW Primate Research Center to close

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SEATTLE, Wash., November 21, 2021 – After years of violations and questionable conduct, animal activist group PETA calls upon the University of Washington Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) to close its operation as its last year of funding and potential breach of lease approach in 2022. The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) is one of […]

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