Airlines Can No Longer Ban Service Dogs Based On Breed

Airlines Can No Longer Ban Service Dogs Based On Breed Timothy Roberts By Timothy Roberts Proper greatergood_ctg_belowtitle More and more frequently, we are seeing people with service and emotional support animals and the breeds that are being used for that purpose are becoming more diverse as well. We’ve seen more than just dogs, we’ve seen…

AZA Bullhook Ban Means Progress for Captive Elephants

Progress for captive elephants! The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) just announced a new policy to phase out the use of bullhooks—heavy batons with a sharp metal hook on one end—to train or control elephants in zoos. The long-overdue AZA bullhook ban will end the routine use of these weapons by January 21, 2021,…

RBI Ignored Exchanges’ Arguments on Bitcoin Ban: Court

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) did not correctly respond to the presentation that could have removed the necessity of banning bitcoin trading in the country, found the apex court. The Supreme Court of India noted in a hearing today that the central bank forwarded the presentation to the government. But what it should have…

U.S. Department of Transportation Rejects Delta Airlines Ban Of Pit Bulls As Service Animals On Flights

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Final Statement of Enforcement Priorities Regarding Service Animals that provides greater clarity to passengers, airlines, and other stakeholders about the DOT’s interpretation and enforcement of the existing service animal rules. In this Final Statement, the Department’s Enforcement Office announced that it does not intend to…

Giants WR Tate’s appeal of 4-game ban denied

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has lost his appeal of his four-game suspension, leaving his new team without a key acquisition for the first quarter of the season. Tate tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance that he said came from prescribed fertility medication. His appeal was heard Aug. 6 by an arbiter in…

Hands-free phone ban for drivers ‘should be considered’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hands-free mobile phones create “the same risks of collision” as held devices Drivers could be banned from using hands-free mobile phones, a group of MPs has suggested. Current laws give the “misleading impression” that hands-free options are safe, they warned. While it has been illegal to use a handheld…

Indian Govt to Pitch Bitcoin Ban Bill in January

The Indian government is planning to introduce its controversial bitcoin ban bill in December-January parliamentary session, according to local crypto news provider Crypto Kanoon. The decision surfaced during an ongoing court hearing between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and regional cryptocurrency exchanges. Officials representing the Narendra Modi’s financial ministry submitted a draft bill before the…

Delaware Plans To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags By 2021

Delaware Plans To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags By 2021 Andrea Powell By Andrea Powell Proper greatergood_ctg_belowtitle 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide annually. This equates to 8 million tons of plastic waste ending up in our oceans killing over a 100,000 animals every year. Plastic bags are used for roughly 12 minutes and then…