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Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Aug 1

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Des Moines Register The U.S. Department of Agriculture has again renewed the license that chronic animal welfare…
  • Jul 6

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State
    David Cassuto From the email: Animal Welfare Clinic (for release 7 July, 2016)  Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the Director position in its newly created Animal Welfare Clinic.  MSU’s Animal…
  • Jul 6

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel. A Miami judge recently denied relief to Lolita, the sole orca at the Seaquarium, by creating out of…
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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
  • Aug 6

    “If Animals Matter Morally, Then We Cannot Treat Them As Commodities”: Interview with Prof. Gary L. Francione

    “If Animals Matter Morally, Then We Cannot Treat Them As Commodities”: Interview with Prof. Gary L. Francione
    Prof. Francione was interviewed by Earth Island Journal on his latest book, his animal rights theory known as the Abolitionist Approach, and his views on animal welfare and the moral personhood of animals. The online interview can be found…
  • Jul 26

    Animal Rights and Slavery/Rape Analogie

    Animal Rights and Slavery/Rape Analogie
    Ever since the early 1990s, I have been arguing that the regulation of animal exploitation is not only immoral (if it is morally wrong to exploit animals, it is wrong to promote the supposedly “humane” exploitation of animals),…
  • Jul 6

    Advocacy Tip: Judge Action, Not Individual

    Advocacy Tip: Judge Action, Not Individual
    You cannot have a useful discussion intended to change the behavior of another if you approach that other person as someone who is evil. That’s just common sense. So always make sure that the person with whom you are talking understands…
Rank this Week: 649

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/
  • Aug 24

    Good news for Alaska’s Wolves and Bears . . . Maybe.

    Good news for Alaska’s Wolves and Bears . . . Maybe.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued new regulations for Wildlife Refuges in Alaska that end some of the most egregious forms of wildlife killing in the state.
  • Aug 23

    The USDA is Standing By While a Global Crisis Loom

    The USDA is Standing By While a Global Crisis Loom
    A global health crisis fueled by the greed of factory farming conglomerates and their allies in Congress is looming.
  • Aug 17

    Lucky and Nicole: Together in Solitary

    Lucky and Nicole: Together in Solitary
    A female Asian elephant named Lucky, who has lived for 53 years in captivity under conditions that don’t meet her basic physical, psychological or social needs, deserves some relief.
Rank this Week: 765

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/
  • Aug 24

    The killing of coyotes: From violent video to the federal war on wildlife

    The killing of coyotes: From violent video to the federal war on wildlife
    With the trial scheduled to begin today, a last-minute plea agreement was reached in the case against a Michigan hound hunter in connection with the gruesome killing of a coyote captured in a YouTube video. A second defendant, facing…
  • Aug 17

    Trump's ag A-team a royal flush of animal protection hater

    Trump's ag A-team a royal flush of animal protection hater
    We already knew that Donald Trump would be bad news for wildlife—he’s got two sons who travel the globe to slay rare wildlife, and the elder son has indicated he wants to serve as Secretary of the Interior. But…
  • Aug 9

    Trumps stump for the Walter Palmer vote

    Trumps stump for the Walter Palmer vote
    Donald Trump’s sons reportedly took a break from their roles as their father’s surrogates in the hotly contested presidential election last week to pursue their most favored leisure activity: killing wild animals in far off places…
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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…
Rank this Week: 669

Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC…

Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC Blog

Covers personal injury topics related to Phoenix, Arizona.

http://www.personalinjuryattorneys.me/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Hall Family Pushes for Harder Distracted Driving Penaltie

    Hall Family Pushes for Harder Distracted Driving Penaltie
    The family of retired Phoenix firefighter, Tom Hall, is working to create harsher penalties for distracted driving. Hall was killed in April by a distracted driver that was reaching for her phone. The driver only received a ticket for the…
  • Aug 1

    Recent Accident Serves as Reminder: Don’t Play on Train Track

    Recent Accident Serves as Reminder: Don’t Play on Train Track
    At the end of July, 15-year-old Mariah Contreras was hit and killed by a train. According to police, her and three of her friends were “playing chicken” with the trains when she was hit. Recent Accident Serves as…
  • Jul 25

    Speeding is Out of Control in Arizona

    Speeding is Out of Control in Arizona
    The phrase “speed kills” gets thrown around a lot, but does it actually sink in? In Arizona, it appears that speeding seems to be out of control, with people driving at least 20-30 mph over posted speed limits. Despite the fact…
Rank this Week: 960

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 1362

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
Rank this Week: 1545

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…
Rank this Week: 1793

Animal Law Update

Animal Law Update

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

http://animallaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Aug 24

    Advances in Animal Agriculture Part I

    Advances in Animal Agriculture Part I
    Animal agriculture, like other animal-related industries, is a constantly evolving enterprise, informed by results from scientific studies focused on the best methods to raise livestock so as to minimize animal discomfort and disease. With…
  • Aug 22

    Proposed Amendments to the Horse Protection Act

    Proposed Amendments to the Horse Protection Act
    USDA, authorized and tasked with enforcing the humane treatment of horses pursuant to the Horse Protection Act, has published amendments to its regulations pursuant to the Act. According to a 2010 Audit Report by USDA’s Office of…
  • Aug 18

    FDA Prepares for Implementation of Its Veterinary Feed Directive

    FDA Prepares for Implementation of Its Veterinary Feed Directive
    FDA, gearing up for the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), recently “issued a letter reminding retail establishments that sell medically important antimicrobials for use in feed or water for food animals that the…
Rank this Week: 1831

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/
  • Aug 23

    Do “As Is” Clauses in Sales Contracts Prevent All Lawsuits?

    Do “As Is” Clauses in Sales Contracts Prevent All Lawsuits?
    Equine sales agreements sometimes include the words "as is" and "with all faults.” Sellers use these phrases with the hope of preventing buyers from bringing claims and lawsuits in an effort to reverse the sale. Do these words stop all…
  • Aug 9

    Trainer Liabilities for Horses in Their Care And How Trainers and Horse Owners Can Protect Themselve

    Trainer Liabilities for Horses in Their Care And How Trainers and Horse Owners Can Protect Themselve
    Dan hired a trainer, Sarah, to train his horse and haul it to a few shows during the year. While under Sarah’s care, however, Dan’s horse colicked, and a veterinarian had to put the horse down. Should Sarah, the trainer, be…
  • Jul 26

    Can You Repossess a Horse When the Buyer Fails to Pay?

    Can You Repossess a Horse When the Buyer Fails to Pay?
    Can a horse seller repossess a horse if the buyer has failed to pay in full? We receive this question frequently, but the answer is more complicated than you might think. Read More › Tags: Contracts, Sales/Dispute
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MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

An agricultural law blawg providing information and updates on legal issues and case law in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
  • Feb 29

    Iowa Finance Authority Holds Workshops for Beginning Farmers and Military Veteran

    Iowa Finance Authority Holds Workshops for Beginning Farmers and Military Veteran
    The Iowa Agricultural Development Division of Iowa Finance Authority is holding eight workshops around the state to educate beginning farmers and military veterans interested in farming about state and federal programs that can help them…
  • Jan 17

    Boundary by Acquiescence Revisited in Iowa, Again

    Boundary by Acquiescence Revisited in Iowa, Again
    Boundary disputes are not uncommon. They often occur when someone purchases land and then learns that a fence or other boundary marker is not quite where it should be according to the survey. These disputes are often settled through a legal…
Rank this Week: 2342

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Dec 14

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract
    No matter where in Southern California you live, and no matter how long ago your home was built, remodeling and making improvements to your home is a generally a good idea. Whether you are knocking out a non-structural wall to create more…
Rank this Week: 3727

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/
  • Dec 13

    Holistic Veterinarians Endorse K-State Rabies Titer Test

    Holistic Veterinarians Endorse K-State Rabies Titer Test
    Researchers emphasize that testing does not supersede local laws but could open the door to new policies.A new test panel developed at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has garnered the support of a national…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4338

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
  • Nov 18

    Sturgis, MI Pit Bull Attack Settlement For Child

    Sturgis, MI Pit Bull Attack Settlement For Child
    Our Michigan dog attack attorneys recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a one-year-old toddler who was viciously attacked by a dog while she was with her mother visiting one of her mother’s friends in Sturgis, Michigan. The…
  • Oct 29

    How To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

    How To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit
    Want to bring a Michigan dog bite lawsuit?  Here is what you need to know to get started on your case. First, it is essential that you choose the best dog bite lawyer for your case.  Our award winning attorney
  • Oct 29

    Dog Bite Settlement Amounts & Compensation

    Dog Bite Settlement Amounts & Compensation
    Dog bite settlement amounts and compensation in Michigan are based upon a number of factors.  These include: The severity and type of your injuries (lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage) The location of any scar or disfigurement…
Rank this Week: 2688

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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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…
Rank this Week: 3604

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 ……
Rank this Week: 3214

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: 4363

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: 4551

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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