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Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 30

    House Passes ESA Reform Package

    House Passes ESA Reform Package
    On July 29, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform legislation introduced by members of the House Natural Resources Committee. As previously reported, the legislation consists of four bills seeking…
  • Jul 24

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant
    On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered species…
  • Jul 22

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released its final recovery plan for Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead.  The website for the recovery plan…
Rank this Week: 540

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Consumers Win, Meat Producers Lose in Federal Labeling Case

    Consumers Win, Meat Producers Lose in Federal Labeling Case
    In a significant victory for consumer access 1to information, the appellate court found that there is substantial governmental value in labels that help consumers avoid outbreaks of disease.
  • Jul 25

    Winning the Case against a Coyote Killing Contest

    Winning the Case against a Coyote Killing Contest
    ALDF has just settled an important case and shut down an illegal gambling operation and coyote killing contest.
  • Jul 14

    Animal Law: A World Phenomenon!

    Animal Law: A World Phenomenon!
    The Second Global Animal Law Conference has just concluded in Barcelona, Spain, and I was honored to represent the Animal Legal Defense Fund, one of the main sponsors of this historic event.
Rank this Week: 630

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jul 25

    Animal Law: A World Phenomenon!

    Animal Law: A World Phenomenon!
    Joyce Tischler (x-post from ALDF Founder’s Blog) The Second Global Animal Law Conference has just concluded in Barcelona, Spain, and I was honored to represent the Animal Legal Defense Fund (“ALDF”), one of the main sponsors…
  • Jul 24

    Sheep dressing, pig wrestling, chicken scrambling: Bullies are made, not born

    Sheep dressing, pig wrestling, chicken scrambling: Bullies are made, not born
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations For weeks now, our local newspaper has been running a full-page ad for the PIGGEST. RAFFLE. EVER. It exhorts me to kick-off my summer “the right way, by winning the ultimate BBQ…
  • Jul 11

    Live Tweeting Global Animal Law Conference

    Live Tweeting Global Animal Law Conference
    David Cassuto Check it out.  #galcbcn
Rank this Week: 649

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist…

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Covers animal law and animal rights. By Gary L. Francione.

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com
  • Sep 16

    We’re Going in a New Direction. Are You Coming?

    We’re Going in a New Direction. Are You Coming?
    Someone wrote to me and said that a welfarist who promotes “cage-free” eggs and other forms of “happy exploitation” suggested that the abolitionist approach was limited and did not provide an effective program for…
  • Sep 14

    Let’s Change the Conversation

    Let’s Change the Conversation
    Let’s Change the Conversation Right now, the discussion about animals is focused on treatment and how to “improve” animal exploitation. As of this time, there really isn’t any serious discussion about whether we should…
  • Sep 10

    “Compassionate” Violence is Not the Solution

    “Compassionate” Violence is Not the Solution
    BBC News reports: Almost a quarter of men surveyed in a UN report looking at violence against women in parts of Asia have admitted to committing at least one rape. That is disgusting but not surprising. Rape and sexual assault are daily…
Rank this Week: 802

Georgia Law (Dog) - The Musings of…

Georgia Law (Dog) - The Musings of a Legal Beagle

Covers animal law, animal rights, animal cruelty cases, animal health, and current and newsworthy events pertaining to the treatment of animals (mainly dogs).

http://wwwgeorgialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Puppy Mill Rescue! Heavenly Kennel, Cherokee, NOT heavenly!

    Puppy Mill Rescue! Heavenly Kennel, Cherokee, NOT heavenly!
    http://canton-ga.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/357-dogs-found-living-in-deplorable-conditions#.U8k1czyvT4A.facebookhttp://canton-ga.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/357-dogs-found-living-in-deplorable-conditions#.U8k1czyvT4A.facebook
  • Jul 18

    Puppy Mill Bust Heavenly Kennel, Joy Wise, Cherokee County

    Puppy Mill Bust Heavenly Kennel, Joy Wise, Cherokee County
    Despicable and deplorable conditions. Joy Wise facing criminal charges.  No Puppy Mills! Adopt don't shop!You contribute to puppy mill greed if you buy a puppy from these breeders.  Share. Tweet. Email. Get the word out!n.…
  • May 7

    Medication Mixup Allegation at Luxury Pet Kennel - Atlanta

    Medication Mixup Allegation at Luxury Pet Kennel - Atlanta
    Medication Mixup Allegations at Luxury Pet Kennel - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5A Fox 5 report by reporter Randy Travis on Barking Hound Village dog boarding facility, near Atlanta, Georgia.  A lawsuit was filed…
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Aimee's Rabies Medical Exemption

Aimee's Rabies Medical Exemption

Covers news and developments about rabies medical exemptions for sick and senior pets.

http://www.aimeeslaw.com/
  • Jan 3

    State Veterinary Boards Reprimand Members for Over-vaccinating?

    State Veterinary Boards Reprimand Members for Over-vaccinating?
    October 23, 2013 the Texas Board of Veterinary medical Examiners reprimanded a Vet for incorrectly telling clients that animals need an annual rabies vaccine when the animals had received three year rabies vaccines. As far as I know, this is…
  • Sep 28

    Treatment Options for Ailing Animals: Can We Ever Speak for Spot?

    Treatment Options for Ailing Animals: Can We Ever Speak for Spot?
    As I listen to an interview of Dr. Nancy Kay with Terri Gross, NPR Fresh Air A Veterinarian Advises How to Speak for Spot, I am reminded of a line from the movie, Jerry McGuire: "First class used to mean a better meal. Now it means a better…
  • Sep 28

    Help for Dogs with Skin Allergie

    Help for Dogs with Skin Allergie
    Perhaps nothing makes a dog owner feel more helpless than a companion animal with skin allergies. Itchy. Smelly. Greasy. Hot spots. Patchy hair loss. Flaming red or blackened with oozing sores. The full range of allergy symptoms drive both…
Rank this Week: 920

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Human Society.

http://hslf.typepad.com/political_animal/
  • Jul 31

    What to Do on Your Summer Vacation

    What to Do on Your Summer Vacation
    Congress finishes its work today before heading into a month-long recess, and it provides an opportunity for animal advocates to take action during the August break. You may not be able to travel to Washington to meet with your…
  • Jul 24

    PAST Act is Past Due

    PAST Act is Past Due
    Congress is in session for another week before the August recess, and has a lot of work to get done. While there have been a number of notable legislative achievements for animals so far in 2014—upgrading the federal animal…
  • Jul 15

    Poultry Slaughter Rule Still in (Fowl) Play

    Poultry Slaughter Rule Still in (Fowl) Play
    There’s some potential good news for birds, consumers and workers: although the rule is not final yet, there are indications that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has pulled back on its plan to increase line speeds at poultry…
Rank this Week: 1072

Tuck the Law Dog

Tuck the Law Dog

Tuck is a legal beagle who works in a law office in Georgia. Tuck muses on animal rights, animal law, animal health, recent animal cruelty cases in all 50 states, and current events pertaining to animal rights and health (mainly dogs).

http://tuckthelawdog.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 18

    Heavenly Kennel, Joy Wise, Puppy Mill Bust, Cherokee County, Georgia

    Heavenly Kennel, Joy Wise, Puppy Mill Bust, Cherokee County, Georgia
    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/26035620/more-than-350-dogs-taken-from-cherokee-puppy-mill Owner Joy Wise facing criminal investigation in Cherokee County, Georgia. Over 350 dogs were rescued by authorities! This is despicable. Dogs now at…
  • Apr 21

    Tuck the Law Dog on Twitter

    Tuck the Law Dog on Twitter
    Hi Dear Friends.  I am now on Twitter as well, and would love to see y’all there @TuckTheLawDog.   I am also on Facebook. I Tweet and Post and share information on lost dogs or cats; Anipals in need of rescuing ……
  • Jan 24

    Cold Dog Days in North Georgia!

    Cold Dog Days in North Georgia!
    Make sure all Anipals stay inside under a “bankie”! Momma and I donated these to our local Cherokee County Animal Shelter, in Canton, Georgia, for dogs “Gotcha Day”. Please-Adopt, don’t Shop! Luv, Tuck
Rank this Week: 1266

Companion Animal Law Blog

Companion Animal Law Blog

Covers companion animal law issues, including pet trust, dangerous dog statutes, zoning and land use.By Heidi Meinzer.

http://petlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 30

    Virginia Legislative Update for 2014

    Virginia Legislative Update for 2014
    2014 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Virginia’s 2014 Legislative Session ended up being quite dynamic, with a number of legislative victories. These changes will go into effect tomorrow – July 1, 2014. Legislative Victories SB 228…
  • May 2

    Reminder: VDACS Charitable Organization Form 102 Due May 15!

    Reminder: VDACS Charitable Organization Form 102 Due May 15!
    To all Virginia nonprofits, this is a reminder that May 15 is the deadline to renew your Form 102 with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. Organizations that wish…
  • Jan 17

    Be Careful What You Ask For: The Dire Consequences of Backyard Chicken

    Be Careful What You Ask For: The Dire Consequences of Backyard Chicken
    Arlington County has been considering allowing backyard hens for a while now. It is commendable to find a way to obtain eggs in a way that doesn’t support big farms and the egg industry. However, backyard chickens in an urban ……
Rank this Week: 1274

Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Some more great new

    Some more great new
    Apologies (yet again) for how little I post on this blog anymore.  This start-a-museum thing has really become quite the project!Anywho, as I've said before (and anyone reading this blog likely agrees with as well), an improvement in any…
  • Feb 16

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra
    A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul…
  • Jan 28

    King Amendment Officially Rejected!

    King Amendment Officially Rejected!
    Great news! The Farm Bill Conference Committee just released its conference report containing the final version of the U.S. Farm Bill. We can thankfully relay that the dreaded King Amendment is nowhere to be found in any of the 949 pages…
Rank this Week: 1450

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Updates and articles on equine law. By Alison Rowe.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/
  • Jan 20

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)
    The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the United States was blocked on Friday, January 17, when President Obama signed a congressional budget bill that removed funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants. This action…
  • Dec 16

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation
    In an order dated December 13, 2013, a copy of which can be downloaded here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal filed by the Humane Society of the United States…
  • Nov 8

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 1472

Animals Attorney

Animals Attorney

Covers animal law issues. By the Law Office of Dane E. Johnson.

http://www.animalsattorney.com/
  • Jan 22

    Oregon coyote killing contest held after judge refuses restraining order

    Oregon coyote killing contest held after judge refuses restraining order
    A coyote hunting contest near Burns, Oregon, went ahead largely as planned this past weekend after a Harney County Circuit Court judge rejected a petition for a restraining order brought by wildlife conservation organization Project Coyote…
  • Dec 3

    Court should grant habeas petition for captive chimpanzee

    Court should grant habeas petition for captive chimpanzee
    A petition filed yesterday in the New York Supreme Court in Fulton County may be both a capstone to the Nonhuman Rights Project (“NhRP”) and the cornerstone of what Stephen Wise has called “a sustained, strategic litigation…
  • Nov 29

    Bird killings at wind farm lead to first criminal convictions under Migratory Bird Treaty Act

    Bird killings at wind farm lead to first criminal convictions under Migratory Bird Treaty Act
    The unlawful taking (killing) of approximately 163 golden eagles, other raptors, and smaller birds including larks, buntings, and sparrows, at Duke Energy Renewables, Inc.’s wind power facilities in Wyoming has resulted in criminal…
Rank this Week: 2701

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 3233

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Covers laws, legal developments, and "fine points" in the law that can have important consequences for businesses, associations, companies, non-profits, and individual horse owners. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.equinelawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Your Boarding Stable’s Liability Insurance Is Not Necessarily Your Horse’s Mortality Insurance

    Your Boarding Stable’s Liability Insurance Is Not Necessarily Your Horse’s Mortality Insurance
    The scenario is unfortunate: A boarded horse becomes seriously injured while at the stable and must be euthanized on recommendation of the veterinarian. The loss might have resulted from a freak accident, such as a broken leg from the…
  • Jul 8

    The Power of “Open Range” Law

    The Power of “Open Range” Law
    A small number of states have “open range” districts where land-owners are legally permitted to allow their animals to roam at large, subject to restrictions set by state or local law. Generally, motorists in open range…
  • Jun 24

    Collecting Past-Due Board Without The Song And Dance

    Collecting Past-Due Board Without The Song And Dance
    Boarding stable owners sometimes feel pressured by ever-increasing costs of hay, shavings, and feed, while their clients resist rate increases and sometimes fail to pay. What can a stable do? Many stable owners believe that non-paying…
Rank this Week: 3788

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

Discusses horses and the laws that affect the equine world. By Corinna M. W. Charlton.

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    May is for Mares and Mothers!

    May is for Mares and Mothers!
     Continuing our series on Motherhood and Riding, we have a special treat today! Two professional women, who love horses and their young children, share HOW and WHY they have stayed active in the horse community during this busy…
  • May 12

    Moms: we love them, we sell to them

    Moms: we love them, we sell to them
    This is the first of several posts in the month of May that will look at the unique situation of Motherhood and Horses.Happy Mother's Day! We all have different mothers in our lives, women (or mares!) we admire for their strength,…
  • May 6

    Getting an Equestrian Trademark is Fashionable! (an exclusive interview)

    Getting an Equestrian Trademark is Fashionable! (an exclusive interview)
    I am SO excited about today's post!  We have an AMAZING equestrian fashion brand sharing business insights with us!One of the most common questions I receive from horse people is whether a trademark is needed for their small horse…
Rank this Week: 3499

Florida Animal Law

Florida Animal Law

Covers animal cruelty, animal trusts, animal ordinances, endangered species, and pet lemon laws.

http://www.floridaanimallaw.com/
  • Mar 20

    Florida Bar's Animal Law Committee Seeking Section Statu

    Florida Bar's Animal Law Committee Seeking Section Statu
  • Sep 3

    Animal Shelter & Rescue Law Symposium

    Animal Shelter & Rescue Law Symposium
    Mark your calendars for October 13 if you are interested in learning more about the laws that apply to animal shelters and non-profit animal rescues.  The ABA's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Animal Law Committee Committee…
  • Aug 26

    More support for greyhound race decoupling

    More support for greyhound race decoupling
    Florida Today cites to the growing coalition of track owners and animal activists that support greyhound race decoupling.  The article notes that the number of races continues to fall.  The fall in races matches the decline in…
Rank this Week: 3843

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Blog

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Blog

Provides information and resources to dog bite victims. By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigandogbitelawyer.org
  • Jul 28

    Metamora Man Mauled to Death in Vicious Dog Attack

    Metamora Man Mauled to Death in Vicious Dog Attack
    On July 23rd, a Metamora Township man was mauled to death by two large dogs who escaped from their owner’s home. Craig Sytsma, 46, of Livonia, was jogging near his work around 5:30 p.m. when he was blindsided by two cane corsos, a breed…
  • May 21

    Bitten By Dog At Friend’s House

    Bitten By Dog At Friend’s House
    Our Michigan dog bite injury lawyers handle cases involving dog bites and attacks throughout the state of Michigan for personal injury damages. Dog bite attacks can be a very traumatic and frightening experience for anyone to have to go…
  • May 9

    Pit Bull Attack Settlement for Child

    Pit Bull Attack Settlement for Child
    Our Clare County Michigan pit bull dog attack lawyers recently settled a claim for a 7 year old boy.  The minor client was attacked by a pit bull dog while being babysat by a neighbor. Our client suffered serious injuries in the pit bull…
Rank this Week: 4794

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena
    If you are served with legal papers it is important to determine what type of papers you received. Are you being sued or are you being called to court or a deposition as a witness. It is worth a call to a litigation attorney to help you…
  • Aug 12

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case
    Whether you have been sued or need to sue someone, it is important to know what to do both before the need for litigation arises. Careful record keeping and document organization are the best ways to help your business litigation attorney. …
  • Jul 23

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall
    Anyone who wants to buy a business needs to be cautious before signing an offer. It is critical to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in California business sales to guide you through the process. Very often the business purchase…
Rank this Week: 4535

Trust Your Pet

Trust Your Pet

Covers how to make sure that our pets are cared for if we, the pet owner, die or are incapacitated. By Ken Begun.

http://www.trustyourpet.com
  • Dec 13

    Does the Law Consider Your Dog “Property”?

    Does the Law Consider Your Dog “Property”?
    The answer is mostly “yes” and judges typically have looked at pets as personal property and considered the usual factors in this analysis. However, in recent years pets, particularly dogs, have been the focus of custody disputes…
  • Nov 10

    Italian Woman Leaves Entire Estate To Her Dog

    Italian Woman Leaves Entire Estate To Her Dog
    An elderly Italian woman has bequeathed 2 million euros worth of property to her beloved dog.  Under her will, her dog Kikko will inherit, two apartments, several land estates, and bank accounts.  Italian law does not give recognize the…
  • Oct 8

    California Legislature Very Animal Friendly in 2012

    California Legislature Very Animal Friendly in 2012
    This article outlines the rush of bills relating to a range of issues regarding the treatment of animals.  There is a bill prohibiting the use of dogs in the hunting of bears and bobcats.  Another bill raises the penalties for those…
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