U.S. House Passes Appropriations Package Cracking Down on Animal Cruelty, Trophy Hunting of Threatened Species

Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe by American dentist

Cockfighting Match

Cockfighting Ring

House approves Interior and Agriculture spending bills free of anti-animal riders, bars horse slaughter plants from operating, directs USDA to restore database

Without enforcement, our laws are nothing but words.”

— Holly Gann, director of federal affairs at Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The passage of a multi-agency spending bill that includes funding for the Agriculture, Interior, and Justice departments improved substantially after lawmakers passed three pro-animal amendments on the floor that upgrade enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and strengthen protections for foreign-listed species under the Endangered Species Act. Those provisions strengthened an already strong bill that came out of their committees with a number of other pro-animal provisions.

“Congress has made great strides to improve our animal welfare laws and rid this country of heartless cruelty toward animals, yet there are currently insufficient resources to ensure that these laws are adequately enforced,” said Congresswoman Haley Stevens, who led the fight to pass an amendment on the CJS spending bill to upgrade anti-cruelty enforcement.

Her amendment, which passed by a vote of 381-50, instructs the Department of Justice to use $2 million from the Legal Activities account to enforce animal welfare crimes, and was cosponsored by Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Peter King (R-NY), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Cindy Axne (D-IA). The DOJ and USDA are obligated to enforce federal anti-cruelty laws – including the federal animal fighting laws, the Horse Protection Act, the Crush Video law, and the Animal Welfare Act– and a lack of vigorous enforcement puts vulnerable animals and communities at risk.

A separate amendment, which passed by a voice vote on the Agriculture spending bill, provides $1 million for the enforcement of the animal fighting law through the USDA’s Office of Inspector General. “I was honored to lead this bipartisan, commonsense amendment to secure funds for USDA investigations of animal fighting," said Congressman Joe Neguse, who offered the amendment. “Enforcement by USDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which is responsible for investigating these crimes, has badly lagged.”

That amendment was cosponsored by Peter King (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Ron Estes (R-KS). The Congress has upgraded the federal law against animal fighting (7 U.S.C. § 2156 and 18 U.S.C. § 49) five times in the last two decades, and this amendment signals to USDA that it should aggressively crack down on dogfighting and cockfighting, including in the U.S. territories.

A third amendment, led by Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and backed by Jared Huffman (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Ted Lieu (D-CA), bars Interior Department funding for imports of sport-hunted elephant and lion trophies from Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. “These magnificent creatures are on the verge of extinction,” said Congressman Vern Buchanan, whose amendment passed by a vote of 239 – 193. “The last thing we should be doing is making it easy to slaughter these animals and bring their stuffed heads back into the U.S. as “trophies. Once a species is extinct it’s gone forever.”

“Without enforcement, our laws are nothing but words,” said Holly Gann, director of federal affairs at Animal Wellness Foundation. “The United States Department of Agriculture must vigorously enforce the animal fighting law, and we encourage the Department of Justice to establish an Animal Cruelty Crimes unit with personnel focused solely on these issues to allow for efficient and effective enforcement.”

AWA also applauded a provision, included by the Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee, to restore a searchable database that include Animal Welfare Act inspection reports and Horse Protection Act violation notices.

Unlike prior Interior spending bills, there are no anti-environmental riders related to wolves or predator killing in Alaska. The agriculture bill contains a number of other pro-animal provisions, including a ban on USDA spending to inspect any U.S.-based horse slaughter plants. There is some confusing language on the management of wild horses, and Animal Wellness will be closely examining that issue as the focus on these spending measures turns to the Senate.
The passage of the pro-animal floor amendments comes on the heels of the announcement made earlier this week by Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation regarding the establishment of the Animal Wellness National Law Enforcement Council (NLEC) co-chaired by former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, and former Oregon District Attorney Josh Marquis.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Lawyer Gary Mazin Wins Crucial Appeal in Landmark Car Accident Case

Ontario personal injury lawyer Gary Mazin won a significant appeal Friday, June 21 in Mary Shuttleworth v. Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ontario injury lawyer Gary Mazin secured a notable victory for a client who was catastrophically injured in a car accident seven years ago with a successful appeal on June 21, 2019. The Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the landmark decision of Mary Shuttleworth v. LAT, an appeal that had found that the client’s injuries did meet the 55% threshold for catastrophic injuries in Ontario. This dismisses the LAT’s appeal of the Divisional Court’s assertion that LAT’s decision-making process in Mazin’s client’s case created a reasonable apprehension of lack of independence. The client will now be able to receive up to $1 million in damages for her severe head and back injuries sustained in a head-on collision in 2012.

In April 2017, an adjudicator of the License Appeal Tribunal (LAT), which is part of the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunal of Ontario (SLASTO), a government body of tribunals that resolves disputes concerning compensation claims, held that Mazin’s client’s injuries were at 51%, short of the 55% impairment threshold required to qualify as catastrophic.
While that was a disappointing blow to Mazin’s client’s case, as she was not able to recover the compensation she deserved, it certainly was not the end.

A turning point occurred when Gary Mazin got an anonymous tip in the mail. This note from a whistleblower claimed that the LAT adjudicator did not make a decision independently, as required by law. The adjudicator initially sided with Mazin’s client, but she was pressured to rule in favor of the insurance company. Her initial finding was changed by the executive chair of SLASTO.

Mazin filed an access request and found that LAT had a process imposed where the legal department would send the LAT executive chair certain rulings to review. Emails confirmed that the chair had reviewed Mazin’s client’s decision, and a LAT adjudicator told the executive director that she was “revising it.”

Gary Mazin then brought an application for judicial review of the ruling, arguing that it was not made by an independent decision-maker. The Divisional Court held that a peer-review process alone did not create a lack of independence. The Divisional Court decision was appealed in Shuttleworth v. LAT in June 2018, when it was found that the LAT had not handled the case consistently in regard to its decisions being independent. Because of that ruling, Mazin’s client received a second review of her injuries with a different LAT adjudicator. On Friday, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld Mary Shuttleworth v. LAT decision, proving that she was catastrophically injured.

The entire team at Mazin & Associates are very pleased with the result for our client and want to help those in Ontario struggling with similar cases. If you have been injured in a car accident in Ontario due to another driver’s negligence, reach out to the experienced accident lawyers at Mazin and Associates today. Call us today at (416) 625-2122 to learn how we can help.

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RESTRUCTURE AMERICA, INC. – BOOK NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS, A BUSINESS PLAN FOR CONGRESS AND VOTERS

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, USA, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The publisher is proud to announce the release of RESTRUCTURE AMERICA, Inc. as an eBook on Amazon. A link is below.

The book is designed as a one-sitting read of pertinent information for the upcoming elections.

Both young and new voters, as well as seniors, will find the easily comprehensible explanations from the book's Table of Contents, such as, Increasing Revenues through a National Defense Contribution; Adjustment of the Social Security Cap; Controlling the Military-Industrial Complex costs; Improving the National Management by Increasing the Size of Congress and other "SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS".

Restructure America, Inc. shows that government is a business of the people, so it is in the form of a Business Plan.

Readers, especially the younger techy generation, will be fascinated by the BRICS association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, an association which is rapidly moving toward domination of world manufacturing. For example, the BRICS countries already dwarf the USA in terms of Internet Users. The quantum jump that South Korea has made in the last 3 decades to become a world economic power is also unrecognized by most Americans.

Healthcare in the USA is now far behind most of the industrialized world, Americans spend twice as much as any other country on Healthcare and the USA ranks only #51 in longevity.

Seniors, especially, need to know how their healthcare and pensions can be easily improved and younger people can learn about relief from student debt and employment opportunities.

RESTRUCTURE AMERICA, INC. BY CHARLES WYLIE KELLY will enlighten virtually all Americans, including Congresspeople.
The link to Amazon is: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/BO7TH7M9TP?ref=aw_sitb_digital-text

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Animal Wellness Launches Ad Campaign Urging the President to Direct Interior Dept. Not to Strip Protections for Wolves

Wolves on the open range

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The Interior Dept has proposed to de-list wolves across the West and Midwest – an administrative act that would trigger killing of more than 1,000 wolves a year

Since 1900, it’s been a one-sided war between humans and wolves. Humans have killed more than 100,000 wolves, and healthy wolves have not killed a single person.”

— Leslie Alexander, co-author of the published letter to President Trump

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Animal Wellness Action, the Animal Wellness Foundation, and the Center for a Humane Economy released a full-page ad in today’s print edition of The New York Times, calling on President Trump to show "mercy for wolves" and prevent a half dozen states from opening trophy hunting and trapping seasons by maintaining their status as “threatened” or “endangered” across much of their range in the contiguous states.

“Since 1900, it’s been a one-sided war between humans and wolves,” said Leslie Alexander, co-author of the published letter to President Trump and the financial supporter of today’s advertisement. “Humans have killed more than 100,000 wolves, and healthy wolves have not killed a single person. “

“We’ve got to stop the hysteria and hating and begin to understand that wolves bring a range of benefits to the regions they inhabit,” added Wayne Pacelle, co-author of the letter and founder of Animal Wellness Action. “It’s too soon and too risky to unleash trophy hunters and trappers to kill them, and it’s self-defeating because wolves, through their natural behavior, improve the health of ecosystems, reduce crop and timber losses by controlling prey populations, reduce the frequency of deer-auto collisions, and act as a bulwark against the spread of wildlife diseases."

Gray wolves, virtually eradicated from the lower 48 states in the latter part of the 19th century and early part of 20th, have had a slow walk back from near extirpation. For decades, federal, state, and local governments offered bounties on wolves and also executed their own government-sponsored predator-killing operations – a slaughter that stands alongside the massacre of bison as among the most wanton chapters in the history of American wildlife management.

With wolves holding on only in the northern tier Minnesota by the early 1970s, the federal government established protections for gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act, and in the decades since, they have only slowly increased in number and reclaimed a fraction of their original range. Just more than 5,000 wolves survive in the contiguous states, and they face a range of threats, including poaching, mistaken identify killing, habitat loss and fragmentation, disease, intra-specific aggression, and other threats.

"Wolves feel pain just like dogs do," noted Mr. Alexander. "Killing these family-oriented animals just for trophies or snaring them or catching them in a steel-jawed leghold trap is deeply disturbing to me and so many other animal lovers."

Citizens can go to the Animal Wellness Action website at www.animalwellnessaction.org/wolves and send a letter to President Trump and to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

The ad campaign will continue at least until the public comment period on the wolf de-listing proposal ends on July 15th.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Desert Storm: Intersecting with today's Middle East

National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial

A Report to America- The Building of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2019

“Report to America: The Building of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial 2011-2019” to be released

Insights on Operation Desert Storm: Intersecting with today’s Middle East / Iran

Washington, D.C. – CEO and President Scott C. Stump will present the report to the public on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Following the report release, a panel of experts will hold a conversation on how Operation Desert Storm intersects with today’s Middle East with former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater.

LOCATION: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.
DATE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 9:30 AM ET
MEDIA RSVP: KimFuller924@gmail.com or 202-590-3572
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: All public wishing to attend must respond to Emily.Pease@ndswm.org by June 24 5:00 pm
For event questions contact: Tracy Presock Key (703) 318-7410

Stump will highlight the nine-year journey of obtaining Congressional approval and the prominent site selection to honor the men and women who bravely fought for the freedom of Kuwait and defended Saudi Arabia and the coalition of nations that would not look the other way when Iraq advanced. The Memorial is approved for construction at Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street, N.W. near the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans memorial. This prime location ensures millions of visitors will learn of the importance of this conflict for generations to come.

The featured panel speakers will speak on the successes of Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield and several are noted experts on the region and military techniques today.

PROGRAM

Mr. Scott C. Stump, President & CEO of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association

Panel:

MODERATOR: Ms. Kathleen Koch, former CNN Correspondent, Pentagon / White House

• Mr. Joe Davis, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars
• Lt. General (Ret.) David Deptula–U.S. Air Force, principal air strike planner during Operation Desert Storm
• The Honorable Marlin Fitzwater – Spokesman for the White House during Operation Desert Storm
• Ambassador (Ret.) Skip Gnehm, Ambassador from the U.S. to Kuwait following the liberation of Kuwait in 1991

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally 501(c)3 dedicated to the building of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial.
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Brady Bunte – Bernie Trifoso WWII Veteran D-Day survivor.

Brady Bunte with World War II Veteran Bernie Trifoso

Brady Bunte – Bernie Trifoso WWII Veteran D-Day survivor.

He told Brady Bunte that he couldn’t believe 75 years had passed since the Normandy invasion.”

— Brady Bunte

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brady BunteBernie Trifoso WWII Veteran D-Day survivor.

Brady Bunte says that it was a great honor it was to meet Mr. Bernie Trifoso a World War II Veteran / D-Day survivor. At age 95, a Laguna Niguel, California resident, and just 10 days ago marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day World War II and Bernie is one of the last survivors who served not only in this historical war but 2 more following it. He is sharp as a tack and carries a smart phone that he took out and took pictures of himself and Brady Bunte.

For Bernie and many in his generation, wartime memories have been locked away for many years and few soldiers ever talk about it, but a few years ago Bernie started sharing his wartime experience and the stories began to spill out.

D-Day marks one of the most famous military actions in history and is widely credited with ending World War II.

At 19 years of age Bernie enlisted in the Coast Guard. Service to the country was something that came natural for his family, all of his brothers served in World War II and miraculously all four retuned home safely. He attended Columbia University and Bernie has shown great patriotism for his county. He told Brady Bunte that he couldn’t believe 75 years had passed since the Normandy invasion. “It seemed like it was yesterday” Trifoso said.

Bernie earned 2 bronze stars for bravery and is proud to have served his country. And he spoke lovingly of taking his wife back to Normandy to share his wartime memories. Sadly, today she has Alzheimer's and was not there when we interviewed him. He calls her "the love of his life."
Trifoso asked that we remember those "who bravely sacrificed so that we could enjoy our lives." By Brady Bunte.

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Congressional Men’s Health Caucus Briefing Sheds Light on State of Men and Women’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month

Despite Years of Progress, Male Life Expectancy Declines for the 3rd Year, Increase of Suicide and Drug Overdose to Blame

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — WASHINGTON – The Congressional Men’s Health Caucus in partnership with Men’s Health Network joined a coalition of representatives from leading health, advocacy, and government organizations to hold a briefing on Capitol Hill June 19 to discuss health outcomes for men and women.

The briefing comes just one week until the end of Men’s Health Month, an annual awareness period solely dedicated to education and activities on the health and wellness of men and boys, and following the 25th year of National Men’s Health Week (June 10-16), a special awareness period recognized by Congress.

Speakers at the briefing—including representatives from PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Center), the National Black Men’s Health Network, HealthyWomen, the Office of Population Affairs, and the National Center for Health Statistics—outlined health outcomes for men and women over the last 25 years. The average life expectancy of males and females in the U.S. has increased substantially over the last century. However, life expectancy declined between 2014-2015 for both males and females and has continued to decline for males since then.

“Often times we may find ourselves guilty of letting our health go. It becomes something that is put to the back of our minds. However, I am a firm believer in the progress and the promise of a better tomorrow. We have some of the best and brightest minds working to find cures for even the most complex ailments,” said Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ) co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus. “Our screening processes today are quicker and less evasive than ever before, able to catch disease early. Equally important is what we do. Our personal health starts with us. Healthy living is not simply a one-time commitment; it is the formation of habits that require a conscious effort one day at a time.”

“The health of families—men, women, and children—is the backbone to any community, which is why these discussions that include legislators, policymakers, and advocates are so crucial to the health and wellness of our nation,” said Ana Fadich Tomsic, Vice President of Men’s Health Network. “I’m glad that as we close out Men’s Health Month and the 25th year of Men’s Health Week, that the topic of health for men and boys remains relevant and continues to push toward stronger outcomes.”

“Being healthy is not something that happens overnight, it’s something that we have to work at every single day,” said Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus. “Whether it is making the bed, eating right, or getting in a full workout every morning, we have to make sure each and every day that we are doing what we can to take care of ourselves. The little successes we experience every day add up to living a healthy, disciplined life. As we approach the end of Men’s Health Month, I would like to thank Men’s Health Network for helping to raise awareness on the importance of health and wellness.”

While heart disease and cancer continue to be the main causes of death for men and women in the U.S., young men, in particular, have seen an increase in deaths due to suicide and drug-overdose, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some 66.4 percent of drug overdoses in 2016 were due to opioids; men are more likely to die of an overdose than women.

During the meeting, speakers said that the increase in deaths included unintentional injuries— a broader category that includes unintentional drug poisoning and overdose deaths.

“Life expectancy at birth has been decreasing since 2014 [among males],” said Renee Gindi, a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. “We’ve seen significant increases in homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries …We’re seeing death from all causes increase [in younger age groups]. We’ve seen substantial decreases in the life expectancy of men.”

Representatives for the nonprofit HealthyWomen said even though mortality rates have stabilized for women after a decline in 2015, the health and wellness of women remains fundamental to the health of families.

“Women are the CEOs of their family. As such, we make health care decisions for our family. We also need to be informed,” said Heidi Rosvold-Brenholtz, Senior Vice President for Strategic Engagement & Health Policy at HealthyWomen. “It’s not women’s health, it’s not men’s health, it’s the health of a unit. Two healthy houses make a whole.”

To see a report card on the health of men and women in each state, go to:
www.StateOfMensHealth.com

Men's Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

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Kelly Hyman Named Top Class Action Lawsuit Attorney

Kelly Hyman Attorney

Attorney Kelly Hyman named among top 25 class action trial lawyers.

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Following news of her recently received, highly prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell for the third year running, attorney Kelly Hyman has subsequently also been named as one of the top 25 class action trial lawyers in Colorado by The National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization of leading U.S. trial attorneys. A native Floridian now settled in Denver, Hyman offers a closer look at both accolades.

"The organization, The National Trial Lawyers, is comprised of premier trial lawyers from across the United States," explains Hyman, "who exemplify superior qualifications as either criminal defense or civil plaintiff lawyers."

An AV Preeminent rating, meanwhile, is a designation trusted worldwide by buyers of legal services, according to the award-winning attorney.

"I'm immensely pleased with both the recognition from The National Trial Lawyers, and my renewed, highest-possible AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which I've now held for three consecutive years," adds Hyman, an attorney at Denver, Colorado-based Franklin D. Azar & Associates focused on class action lawsuits and mass tort litigation.

An avid industry speaker, Kelly Hyman regularly provides legal analysis for shows such as Fox News, and Fox and Friends, and has appeared on Kansas' Jiggy Jaguar radio show. "The show boasts more than 12,000 daily listeners and centers on issues which the mainstream media is not currently covering," she explains.

Hyman has also appeared on Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBellow, known for its expertly presented current events coverage, and The Whistleblower with Mychal Wilson, a weekly, nonpartisan political radio show widely available to stream online.

In her work, attorney Kelly Hyman is heavily concentrated on mass tort litigation, a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or more defendants in either state or federal court.

A graduate of UCLA and the University of Florida College of Law, Kelly Hyman is an attorney at Franklin D. Azar & Associates in Denver, Colorado, focused on class action lawsuits. A staunch advocate for social justice and women's issues whose other interests include current events, voting rights, female empowerment, and the entertainment industry, Kelly Hyman—who previously enjoyed a successful career as an actress for more than two decades between California and New York—is married to judge Paul Hyman, Jr.

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AAS Applauds House for Passing Bill Funding Gun Violence Research

As a survivor of loss to suicide by firearm, I know that countless others will benefit from legislators treating gun violence like the public health crisis that it is.”

— Erin Dunkerly

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, June 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) joins EFSGV, CSGV, Brady, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Giffords, in applauding the House of Representatives for voting in favor of allotting $50 million to NIH and the CDC for research on gun violence prevention.

"The gun lobby has prevented scientists from fully understanding gun violence and developing life saving interventions for 20 years. Today's vote is an enormous step forward. Nearly two out of every three American gun deaths is a suicide death and more than half of all American suicide deaths are gun deaths,” says Michael Anestis, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi and Co-Chair of AAS’s Firearm and Suicide Committee. "Today’s vote is thus vital progress for suicide prevention.”

It now falls on the Senate to vote in favor of these funds and AAS hopes they will not only demonstrate the leadership and integrity inherent in choosing to do so, but also that they will ensure that suicide remains at the forefront of all conversations regarding how best to allocate these funds.

"I applaud the House for moving forward on providing vital, long overdue funding for this research,” says Erin Dunkerly, attorney and Co-Chair of the AAS Firearms and Suicide Committee. “As a survivor of loss to suicide by firearm, I know that countless others will benefit from legislators treating gun violence like the public health crisis that it is."

For the Media: Responsible reporting on suicide, including stories of hope and resilience, can prevent more suicides. Visit the Suicide Reporting Recommendations for more information.

About AAS: Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD, AAS promotes the research of suicide and its prevention, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention. You can learn more about AAS at www.suicidology.org.

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New IDSAF and NIA research grants will speed Alzheimer’s microbe hunt, says Dr. Leslie Norins of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest

An image of the brain, whichis devastated by Alzheimer's disease

The brain is devastated by Alzheimer’s disease

New research grants will allow inveigationofmany clues germs might trigger Alzheimer's disease

The actions of these prestigious funders show that investigation of germs in Alzheimer's can no longer be ignored.”

— Leslie Norins, MD, PhD

NAPLES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The half-million dollars in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research grants recently announced by the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation, and the possibly millions of dollars of “high priority” grants now offered by the National Institute on Aging to study infectious agents in AD, are a “welcome affirmation” of the need to investigate more thoroughly the possible roles of germs in triggering AD, says Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc.

“This new funding from these two authorities will help alleviate a severe shortage of research grants to follow up many promising leads that viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are involved in AD,” says Dr. Norins. He urges scientists with microbiological talents to apply.

Strangely, he says, several AD advocacy groups appear to still be ignoring microbes, and continue to channel their research grant monies almost exclusively to the traditional topics of amyloid plaques and tau tangles. Dr. Norins attributes this to a lack of infectious diseases experts on their policy and grant review committees.

Dr. Norins also points to a recent article in ALZFORUM, which reported that an anti-viral medication administered to fight hepatitis C might also reduce the later development of Parkinson’s disease. It said, “[This] supports emerging evidence that infections contribute to neurodegeneration.” Dr. Norins reminds, “AD, like Parkinson’s, is a leading neurodegenerative disease.”

Alzheimer’s Germ Quest is a public benefit corporation, headquartered in Naples. Florida. It is self-funded, and neither solicits nor accepts outside donations. Its mission is to accelerate and deepen research into the possibility that a microbiological agent triggers AD. It is the sponsor of the $1 million Challenge Award for the scientist who proves an infectious organism is the cause of AD. Recently, it launched a $100,000 hunt for the world’s first provable case of spontaneous cure of AD.

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