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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
  • Mar 26

    “Rabbit, rabbit” or “Night of the Lepus”–it’s your choice

    “Rabbit, rabbit” or “Night of the Lepus”–it’s your choice
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Soon it will be April 1st, and for those of you with superstitious or folklorish proclivities, remember to say “rabbit, rabbit!” (or “rabbit, rabbit,…
  • Mar 16

    Two animal rescues: 33 happy homecomings & one heartbreaker

    Two animal rescues: 33 happy homecomings & one heartbreaker
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations Anyone who works in the animal rights arena knows that a single day–nay, a single minute–can feature the most jubilant high and the utmost despairing low. One emotion…
  • Mar 7

    Ringling Bros. Retires Circus Elephant

    Ringling Bros. Retires Circus Elephant
    Seth Victor As many of you may have already heard, Ringling Bros. is retiring elephants from its act and focusing on caring for elephants in a conservation center. Wayne Pacelles of HSUS described this move as a “Berlin Wall…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 13

    Canine Nutrigenomics - The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health

    Canine Nutrigenomics - The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health
    Dogwise Publishing announces the release of "Canine Nutrigenomics - The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health" by W. Jean Dodds, DVM & Diana Laverdure. "Obesity. Gastrointestinal disorders. Skin irritations. Chronic…
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Dane Johnson

Dane Johnson

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

http://www.danejohnsonlaw.com
  • 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,”…
  • Mar 26

    Workers’ Comp Claims Must Be Accepted or Denied Even if They Involve Only Symptom

    Workers’ Comp Claims Must Be Accepted or Denied Even if They Involve Only Symptom
    A new Oregon Court of Appeals opinion upholds an injured employee’s right to a clear decision accepting or denying his or her workers’ compensation claim in a timely manner. The court rejected the comp insurer’s argument…
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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/
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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/
  • Mar 31

    Arizonans Rally to Keep Cruelty Code Intact

    Arizonans Rally to Keep Cruelty Code Intact
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey nixed a misguided and dangerous bill that would have created one set of rules for companion animals and another, weaker, one for farm animals and horses.      Related StoriesBig Ag’s…
  • Mar 26

    Big Ag’s Power Grab in the Grand Canyon State

    Big Ag’s Power Grab in the Grand Canyon State
    Their latest gambit of factory farming deception is unfolding in Arizona, where the legislature has passed House Bill 2150, which contains some red herring provisions to give it the illusion of being pro-animal…
  • Mar 20

    Tiger Loopholes Put People and Animals at Risk

    Tiger Loopholes Put People and Animals at Risk
    There is a crisis with captive tigers across the nation, and the Obama administration must do something about it. By some estimates there are more tigers living in the United States today than there are remaining in the wild…
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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/
  • Mar 30

    “21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act” Introduced in House

    “21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act” Introduced in House
    On March 26, 2015, House of Representatives Republican Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) introduced a bill (H.R. 1667) to amend Section 4(b) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to require the Secretary of Interior to “make publicly available on the…
  • Mar 27

    National Marine Fisheries Service Accepts Two Petitions to List the Porbeagle Shark

    National Marine Fisheries Service Accepts Two Petitions to List the Porbeagle Shark
    On March 27, 2015, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) accepted two petitions asking NMFS to list the Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act either throughout the entirety of its…
  • Mar 27

    Agencies Must Aim for Recovery of the Species When Designating Critical Habitat

    Agencies Must Aim for Recovery of the Species When Designating Critical Habitat
    In a decision issued earlier this week, a U.S. District Court rejected the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) interpretation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), finding that its interpretation of the critical habitat…
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Animal Law Update

Animal Law Update

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

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

    Hen housing reviewed

    Hen housing reviewed
    More birds may die in cage-free interior facilities than in more conventional hen-housing. That is one of the results of a three-year long study comparing “conventional cage, enriched colony and cage-free aviary laying hen housing…
  • Mar 23

    Avian Influenza continues to take flight

    Avian Influenza continues to take flight
    USDA is actively tracking and reporting on the continued spread of highly pathogenic H5N2 Avian Influenza virus in backyard flocks, commercial flocks and wild birds throughout the United States. Laboratory results are reported on USDA’s…
  • Mar 18

    Veterinarians on the lookout for foreign pests on imported dog

    Veterinarians on the lookout for foreign pests on imported dog
    Dogs and other animals can transport pests and diseases into the country. In 2007 and 2010, New World screwworm larvae, classified as a foreign pest by USDA, “were found on a dog that had recently entered the United States from Trinidad…
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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/
  • Mar 17

    What You Didn’t Know About Equine Insurance

    What You Didn’t Know About Equine Insurance
    You’re about to apply for equine mortality insurance on your new horse. What you might not know is that these policies are unique, and some features of this type of insurance might surprise you. For example:…
  • Mar 3

    Equine Gift? Equine Lease? Stop the Guesswork

    Equine Gift? Equine Lease? Stop the Guesswork
    For years, we’ve received calls like these: “I ‘free leased’ my horse to a friend, but now she refuses to return my horse.” “A neighbor let me ‘rescue’ her horse because she could no longer…
  • Feb 17

    Michigan Stable's Release Within Its Boarding Contract Helps Secure Dismissal of Lawsuit

    Michigan Stable's Release Within Its Boarding Contract Helps Secure Dismissal of Lawsuit
    Imagine owning a boarding stable that had a barn fire, causing loss to some of the horses. Imagine later being sued from a disgruntled boarder whose horse perished in the fire. This happened to a Michigan stable, and the stable faced an…
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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/
  • Feb 26

    An Equine Assignment (nope, not homework!)

    An Equine Assignment (nope, not homework!)
    I've seen a number of legal issues pop up recently in regard to contract assignments, and wanted to help you know 1. What they are and 2. What you should do if you see one in your contractA contractual assignment is the transfer by one party…
  • Dec 8

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?
    Have you seen certain websites (like Equestrian Life) or blogs (like Dappled Grey Equestrian Style) close up shop, but as they do so, pitch an offer to sell the business to an interested party?Or perhaps your local hay seller or barn…
  • Dec 5

    Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind

    Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind
    The Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind is an energetic, supportive, and educational membership for people who:Own a small business that sell equestrian products or services Want to grow the reach and financial profitability of their…
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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
  • Jan 29

    Pinckney Dog Bite Lawyer Files Livingston County Lawsuit

    Pinckney Dog Bite Lawyer Files Livingston County Lawsuit
    Our dog bite lawyers recently filed a lawsuit in the Livingston County Circuit Court on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries to her hand and finger.  She was attacked by the defendants black Labrador retriever at…
  • Jan 29

    Roseville Dog Bite Lawyer Files Macomb County Lawsuit

    Roseville Dog Bite Lawyer Files Macomb County Lawsuit
    Our dog bite lawyers recently filed a lawsuit in the Macomb County Circuit Court on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries to his face.  He  was attacked by the defendants pit-bull while standing at a bus stop in
  • Jan 29

    $175,000 Livingston County Dog Bite Settlement

    $175,000 Livingston County Dog Bite Settlement
    Our Fowlerville dog bite  lawyers recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of woman who was attacked by a friends dog.  She was visiting her friend’s home  and was in the kitchen.  The dog was also in the…
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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/
  • 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
  • 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.…
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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/
  • 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 ……
  • Dec 7

    Adopt Don’t Shop -Dogs and Cats Rescued at Shelter!

    Adopt Don’t Shop -Dogs and Cats Rescued at Shelter!
    The Cherokee County Animal Shelter, Canton, Georgia, had a very successful adoption event this past Saturday, December 6th. All dogs were adopted! Santa and all his helpers were there! There was a big turnout for breakfast with and photos…
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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/
  • 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
  • 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…
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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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