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CNMAO is a group of like-minded New Mexico residents who care deeply about the animals we own and pragmatic conservation measures in support of hunters, fishermen, trappers and scientific wildlife management professionals. We have come together primarily to address legislative issues affecting animal interests.  In contrast to animal rights and animal liberation groups such as HSUS and PETA, we support science-based animal welfare and responsible use of animals. We receive some informational support, but not direct involvement, from such diverse groups as American Kennel Club, National Animal Interest Alliance, National Rifle Association, United Kennel Club and U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, among others.

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This blog focuses on New Mexico issues and items of national interest only (i.e., federal legislation or national news). Commenting is allowed on all posts, but not on pages (e.g., about, crossposting permissions). Editorials are the opinion of the author and not necessarily the opinion of CNMAO. Have a suggestion for a post? Email (replace “AT” with @).

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.
~Milan Kundera, author and poet

Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us.
~ Matthew Scully, author, journalist, and speechwriter

They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.
~Henry Beston, writer and naturalist

Knowledge of the needs of animals is always growing and it is necessary that it continues to be shared. . . it is up to all concerned to keep themselves fully aware of developments that might improve the standards of husbandry of the laboratory animals in their care.
~ Code of practice for the housing and care of animals used in scientific procedures

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