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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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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
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
  • Oct 18

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ~The Lorax The students were looking forward to my visit, the teacher revealed…
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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: 793

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

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

http://hslf.typepad.com/political_animal/
  • Oct 21

    Newspapers Urge YES on Maine's Question 1 to Protect Bear

    Newspapers Urge YES on Maine's Question 1 to Protect Bear
    When politicians are unresponsive to the public, it’s time for the public to weigh in. Mainers can do that in two weeks—and can end cruel and unsporting bear baiting, hounding, and trapping—by voting “YES” on…
  • Oct 20

    Who Should Shoulder the Financial Burden when Animals are Abused?

    Who Should Shoulder the Financial Burden when Animals are Abused?
    Cost of animal care laws are a sensible solution for the animals, as well as taxpayers and the broader animal welfare infrastructure.      Related StoriesMissouri’s Right-to-Harm AmendmentAre Your Lawmakers…
  • Oct 9

    Cast Your Ballot for Animal

    Cast Your Ballot for Animal
    The animals are counting on us to participate in this election. See our voter guide for a list of HSLF-endorsed candidates in your state, and vote!      Related StoriesSuper PAC Forms to Promote Animal Abuse100 Years…
Rank this Week: 929

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: 1280

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/
  • Oct 21

    Legally Brief: Animal Law Conference

    Legally Brief: Animal Law Conference
    Last weekend, ALDF and the Center for Animal Law Studies hosted the 22nd annual Animal Law Conference.
  • Oct 16

    Victory for Oregon’s First-Ever Dedicated Animal Cruelty Prosecutor: Jake Kamin

    Victory for Oregon’s First-Ever Dedicated Animal Cruelty Prosecutor: Jake Kamin
    When nearly 170 cattle were seized from the property of William Holdner and Jane Baum in summer 2012, many were so thin that their ribs were protruding, and some were so malnourished they could barely stand.
  • Oct 15

    A Bad Boutique Law Shows Its Skin

    A Bad Boutique Law Shows Its Skin
    On September 29, 2014, California made an unfortunate move away from meaningfully protecting endangered and threatened species when Governor Brown signed AB 2075 into law.
Rank this Week: 1380

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: 1488

Animals Attorney

Animals Attorney

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

http://www.animalsattorney.com/
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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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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…
Rank this Week: 2498

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…
Rank this Week: 2904

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: 3237

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: 3491

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/
  • Oct 20

    Me and my Shadow waiting for Halloween!

    Me and my Shadow waiting for Halloween!
      Have a safe and fun Halloween. I am waiting for the Great Pumpkin to rise up from the pumpkin patch here in Georgia. Kids, make sure your parents check your candy before you eat or share it.  That goes … Continue reading…
  • Aug 20

    Adopt, Don’t Shop. No Puppy Mills.

    Adopt, Don’t Shop. No Puppy Mills.
    Can never repeat this too much. There are so many dogs and cats waiting for a Forever Home. Go to your local animal shelter, not a breeder, not a pet store.  No puppy mills!  Help reduce the number of homeless … Continue…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4722

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/
  • Oct 16

    Legal Aspects of the Trial Period: Three Foreseeable Problems and Ways to Avoid Them

    Legal Aspects of the Trial Period: Three Foreseeable Problems and Ways to Avoid Them
    "Try out my horse for few weeks.  See if you get along with him."  These were the words of a sincere, well-intentioned seller who only wanted a satisfied buyer.  Could anything possibly go wrong with this trial period…
  • Sep 30

    Legal Aspects of an Exercise Rider Busine

    Legal Aspects of an Exercise Rider Busine
    In an effort to spend time with horses, while also raising cash, some people in the horse industry develop small businesses. We have received calls from people interested in establishing an exercise riding business where they visit…
  • Sep 16

    Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them

    Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them
    Your liability release might not be as strong as you think. Though courts in most states have shown a willingness to enforce releases of liability (when properly worded and signed), there is never a guarantee that all courts will accept…
Rank this Week: 4712

Animal Law Update

Animal Law Update

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

http://animallaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Oct 14

    Bentley, Exposed to Ebola From His Owner, Has Been Quarantined

    Bentley, Exposed to Ebola From His Owner, Has Been Quarantined
    Bentley, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owned Nina Pham, the nurse infected with the Ebola virus after caring for the recently deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, has been quarantined but there are no plans, thankfully, to euthanize…
  • Oct 9

    Pets should be protected from Ebola, not euthanized

    Pets should be protected from Ebola, not euthanized
    The impending court-ordered euthanasia of Excalibur-the dog owned by the Ebola infected nurse’s aide in Spain-is not only unnecessary from an animal and public health perspective, it is a dangerous precedent that could hamper efforts to…
  • Sep 28

    How the FBI Animal Cruelty Database can Help New Jersey Protect Animal

    How the FBI Animal Cruelty Database can Help New Jersey Protect Animal
    As recently reported, the FBI will begin collecting statistics on animal cruelty crimes in its crime reporting databases, the Uniform Crime Report and National Incident-Based Reporting System.  Previously, these crimes were collected…
Rank this Week: 3964

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
  • Oct 8

    Get Compensation For Dog Bites & Attack

    Get Compensation For Dog Bites & Attack
    You may be entitled to get compensation if you were bitten or attacked by a dog in Michigan.  While there are no set guidelines for determining the compensation or settlement amount, there are several factors that are used to evaluate
  • Oct 3

    Compensation For Dog Bite Case in Michigan

    Compensation For Dog Bite Case in Michigan
    Compensation for a dog bite or dog attack in Michigan is dependent on a number of factors.  There is no magic formula or dog bite settlement calculator that insurance companies and attorneys use to determine the compensation…
  • Aug 13

    Waterford Dog Bite Lawsuit Settlement

    Waterford Dog Bite Lawsuit Settlement
    Our Michigan dog attack lawyers recently settled a claim for a 46-year-old woman who was knocked to the ground by a Rottweiler owned by a neighbor that attacked the Sheepdogs she was walking in her neighborhood.   The incident…
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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/
  • 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: 3793

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: 4693

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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