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Athens Animal Workers Oppose Georgia Pet Bill

The Georgia House is considering a new law to regulate the sale of pets in retail stores. The bill, introduced by Rep. Earl Ehrhart, of District 36, would prohibit local governments from preventing the sale of dogs and cats from any pet store in the state of Georgia. HB 144 would require pet stores to vaccinate their animals against certain diseases, and allow a 14 day return policy for owners. The idea of not prohibiting animals from being sold raises concerns for pet advocates on whether or not this leads…

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What vaccines are doing for public health

By Abby Jessen Vaccines are improving public health, and experts from the UGA College of Public Health and Athens Regional have teamed up to talk about it on Wednesday night. They will explain the reasons for and science behind vaccine use, address vaccination safety, and discuss the role vaccines have played in protecting public health. Dr. José Cordero, College of Public Health Patel Professor of Public Health, will serve as the moderator. Panelists include Dr. Karen Hilyard, an Assistant Professor of Health Communications in the UGA College of Public Health, Glen Novak,…

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