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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 31

    How Hurricane Katrina Turned Pets into People

    How Hurricane Katrina Turned Pets into People
    Nearly half the people who stayed behind during Hurricane Katrina stayed because of their pets. Helicopters and boats would come, but the rescuers largely refused to take cats and dogs. So many owners, unwilling to abandon a family member,…
  • Jul 30

    Cecil the Lion: Will U.S. Laws Hold Trophy Killer Accountable

    Cecil the Lion: Will U.S. Laws Hold Trophy Killer Accountable
    All around the world, people are outraged by the trophy killing of Cecil the lion, and not simply because he suffered needlessly for days, or because lions are charismatic animals, or even because a rich white American killed a much-loved…
  • Jul 13

    Lawsuit to Stop Kaporos Torture

    Lawsuit to Stop Kaporos Torture
    David Cassuto I could not be more proud of former student and research assistant, Jessica Astrof, for leading the legal battle on this! The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos along with 20 additional plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the New…
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Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Jul 29

    House Veterinarians and Bipartisan Lawmakers Team Up to Make Soring a Thing of the PAST

    House Veterinarians and Bipartisan Lawmakers Team Up to Make Soring a Thing of the PAST
    Good news for horses: a bipartisan group of more than 100 members of Congress, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, joined together as original cosponsors of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act introduced last night in the…
  • Jul 28

    Anti-Cruelty Bill Gathers Steam, to Protect Animals and People

    Anti-Cruelty Bill Gathers Steam, to Protect Animals and People
    It’s well established that malicious animal cruelty indicates a broader social pathology and lack of empathy, and the perpetrators often are indiscriminate in choosing victims – one day it’s a dog or a horse, another day…
  • Jul 24

    How Safe Are You From an Escaped Pet Lion?

    How Safe Are You From an Escaped Pet Lion?
    If you live in one of five states with no laws preventing the private possession of dangerous wild animals, there’s no telling what kind of safety threats are looming in your own neighborhood. Dozens of Milwaukee residents reported…
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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 27

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank
    On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a number of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a numbers of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
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Animal Law Update

Animal Law Update

Covers animal law and legal issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://animallaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 27

    HIPAA-Type Protections Are Not Just For Humans – When It Comes To Medical Records, Animals Have Privacy Rights, Too (Part 1)

    HIPAA-Type Protections Are Not Just For Humans – When It Comes To Medical Records, Animals Have Privacy Rights, Too (Part 1)
    Co-authored by Elizabeth G. Litten, Esq. and Nancy E. Halpern, DVM, Esq.  Also posted on HIPAA, HITECH & HIT HIPAA does not protect animals’ health information – it applies to the protected health information (or…
  • Jul 20

    Differences between veterinary and human medicine

    Differences between veterinary and human medicine
    Animal health and human health are inextricably linked. So much so, that initiatives to unite human and veterinary medicine which have existed for centuries (as reported by the American Veterinary Medical Association Hippocrates (“On…
  • Jul 16

    Updates from the American Veterinary Medical Law Association

    Updates from the American Veterinary Medical Law Association
    I attended the 22nd Annual Animal Veterinary Medical Law Association’s Continuing Education Convention, as a speaker, in Boston this past week-end.  This is always a fascinating meeting where veterinarians, attorneys, and those…
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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 21

    Washington Court Dismisses Equine Injury Lawsuit against Backyard Horse Facility Owner

    Washington Court Dismisses Equine Injury Lawsuit against Backyard Horse Facility Owner
    Private, Backyard Facility Could Qualify as an “Equine Activity Sponsor” Under Equine Activity Liability Law As of July 20, 2015, 47 states– all but California, Maryland, and New York – have passed some form of an…
  • Jul 7

    Cheap Horse – Expensive Problem

    Cheap Horse – Expensive Problem
    An online ad shows a beautiful horse for sale, and the buyer is drawn in. The ad describes the horse as a perfect show horse, unflappable trail horse, kid-friendly, easy-keeper, and free of vices. The price is low, and the buyer rushes to…
  • Jun 23

    Michigan’s Equine Activity Liability Act Amended to Remove “Negligence” Exception for Professionals and Sponsor

    Michigan’s Equine Activity Liability Act Amended to Remove “Negligence” Exception for Professionals and Sponsor
    Yesterday, June 23, 2015 Michigan's Governor signed into law an amendment to Michigan's Equine Activity Liability Act ("The EALA"). The new amendment targets a portion of Michigan’s EALA involving its exceptions –sections of the…
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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 15

    ALDF Urges APHIS to Strengthen Regulations Protecting Research Animal

    ALDF Urges APHIS to Strengthen Regulations Protecting Research Animal
    Laboratory animals are still subject to duplicative, unnecessary and painful experimental procedures.
  • Jun 16

    Running 52.4 miles for the Animals!

    Running 52.4 miles for the Animals!
    I’m running the San Francisco Marathon twice to raise awareness for animal rights and to benefit the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the only national organization dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals…
  • Jun 12

    Meet ALDF LL.M. Scholar Aurora Paulsen

    Meet ALDF LL.M. Scholar Aurora Paulsen
    The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) are pleased to announce that Aurora Paulsen has been selected to receive the first-ever ALDF LL.M. Scholar Award in recognition of her academic and professional…
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Florida Animal Law

Florida Animal Law

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

http://www.floridaanimallaw.com/
  • Jul 14

    Hello everyone!  You probably will…

    Hello everyone!  You probably will have noticed that the updates here are getting fewer and farther between.  I intend to keep this personal blog and its associated Facebook page, but I'd encourage you all to check out The Florida…
  • Nov 14

    The November 2014 Florida Bar Journal is a…

    The November 2014 Florida Bar Journal is a special issue dedicated to Animal Law.  It features articles on the state of animal law in Florida, Pet Trusts, Equine Lien Laws, an Integrated Animal Court Proposal, the law on dog bites, and…
  • Mar 20

    Florida Bar's Animal Law Committee Seeking Section Statu

    Florida Bar's Animal Law Committee Seeking Section Statu
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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
  • Jun 29

    Woman Bitten By Dog Sues For Nerve Damage In Hand

    Woman Bitten By Dog Sues For Nerve Damage In Hand
    We recently filed a dog bite lawsuit for a 37 year old woman bitten on her dominant hand by a dog.  She was getting her haircut at the stylist’s home when the family dog bit her in the hand.  She
  • Jun 29

    Clinton Township Meter Reader Dog Bite Lawsuit Filed

    Clinton Township Meter Reader Dog Bite Lawsuit Filed
    Our dog bite attorneys recently filed a lawsuit in the Macomb County Circuit Court on behalf of an 18 year old client attacked by a dog.  Our client was working as a meter reader for the utility company when the
  • Jun 29

    Troy, Michigan Dog Bite Settlement

    Troy, Michigan Dog Bite Settlement
    A landscape worker bitten in the face by a dog while working at a residential property in the City of Troy received a $ 50,000.00 settlement.  The gentleman was referred to our office by another law firm because of our
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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/
  • Jun 4

    What can you do if an Owner won't take back his horse? PART 2

    What can you do if an Owner won't take back his horse? PART 2
    You wouldn't think it would pop up all that often...you have someone else's horse and you want the owner to take it back, but the owner refuses to accept their own horse! Because horses are expensive, an owner often wants the burden of…
  • May 28

    Three Common Equine Contract Error

    Three Common Equine Contract Error
    1. Not using a contractWhen a client comes to me with a problem related to the sale of a horse, a trial period, a lease, or similar and I ask to see the contract...and there isn't one.  Prevailing in a "he says" "she says" situation can…
  • May 5

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?
    Have you ever had an accident happen at the barn? Horses kick each other, a barn fire, wash rack injury?  Being around horses is an inherently dangerous risk, and boarding barns should not be liable for injuries that occur as a…
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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/
  • May 25

    MEMORIAL DAY 2015

    MEMORIAL DAY 2015
    Hug a Veteran. Thank a Veteran. Be proud to be an American that upholds the freedoms in our Constitution. Do not succumb nor follow blindly those that want to take away life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Don’t allow ……
  • Dec 25

    MERRy CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HANUKKAH 2014 !

    MERRy CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HANUKKAH 2014 !
    May all my furiends and their families have a very Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season. To all the hoomans, thank you for adopting and rescuing all the dogs and cats from the Animal Shelters. It is heart-warming to know ……
  • Dec 25

    MERRy CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HANUKKAH 2014 !

    MERRy CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HANUKKAH 2014 !
    May all my furiends and their families have a very Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season. To all the hoomans, thank you for adopting and rescuing all the dogs and cats from the Animal Shelters. It is heart-warming to know ……
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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/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day-Remember all who served.

    Memorial Day-Remember all who served.
    Hug a Veteran. Thank a Veteran. Not only today, but each and every day. Give thanks that we still live in a free country. Stand up for your freedom and rights given to us under the constitution. Stand up for your right to work hard and be…
  • Dec 25

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HANUKKAH 2014

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HANUKKAH 2014
    May you all have a joyous holiday season. Thank you for rescuing and adopting dogs and cats from the shelter and rescue groups. It is heartwarming to know our Anipal furiends have a warm bed and full tummy!Merry ChristmasHappyHanukkahGod…
  • 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
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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/
  • Apr 17

    Canine Influenza Outbreak: Keep Your Dogs Safe

    Canine Influenza Outbreak: Keep Your Dogs Safe
    Dr. Jean Dodds tells us that limiting exposure to other dogs in public venues is the best way to keep your dogs safe from the canine influenza outbreak.Cornell University issued a press release on April 12, 2015 that states that the ongoing …
  • Mar 31

    Rabies Challenge Fund: Five-Year DOI Study Result

    Rabies Challenge Fund: Five-Year DOI Study Result
    It seemed a long uphill climb for the Rabies Challenge Fund in 2005 when it formed a 501(c)3 organization to privately fund a rabies vaccine duration of immunity study.Rabies vaccine manufacturers would not take on the challenge; a study…
  • Mar 24

    Heartworm Prevention - Proceed With Caution

    Heartworm Prevention - Proceed With Caution
    Dr. Jean Dodds, among the foremost pet health experts in the world, has weighed in on the pro's and con's of monthly heartworm preventative.As a rule, most of these drugs are well tolerated by a healthy animal. But as a rule, heartworm…
Rank this Week: 666

Dane Johnson

Dane Johnson

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

http://www.danejohnsonlaw.com
  • Apr 8

    Some Things that Make an Elderly Plaintiff’s Injury Case Different

    Some Things that Make an Elderly Plaintiff’s Injury Case Different
    It seems sensible to conclude that an elderly injury causes greater harm than an injury earlier in life. Older people, for example, “are more likely to break bones in falls because many older people have porous, fragile bones.”1.…
  • Mar 31

    Graphically Proving Pain and Suffering in Low-Speed Collision Injury Case

    Graphically Proving Pain and Suffering in Low-Speed Collision Injury Case
    A vehicle crash may do little, if any, harm to the vehicles. Many low-speed crashes, however, do a great deal of harm to their victims. Neck and back pain caused by a collision injury can persist for many months after an impact. It may still…
  • Mar 30

    Why Most “Accidents” Shouldn’t Really Be Called Accident

    Why Most “Accidents” Shouldn’t Really Be Called Accident
    Dictionaries usually define “accident” as something like “an event that causes injury or damage and occurs by chance.” “Every time that anybody is injured it is commonly spoken of as “an accident,”…
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Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for…

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for sharing  :)
  • 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…
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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…
  • 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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
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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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