Top 14 state laws for animals in 2014
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The year's almost up. See our ranking of the top 14 state victories for animals in 2014.

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Congress passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government in 2015. It spells good outcomes for horses, elephants, and other animals. But there are some losses, too. [image credit: Ruthanne Johnson]

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Now that the 2014 election's behind us, get a sense for how those returning to Congress have voted on the animal issues most important to you. [image credit: Liz Bergstrom]

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Election outcome: Voters approved Prop 415 to help fund one Arizona county's facility to shelter homeless pets and reduce euthanasia.

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