Animal Law Cases in the News

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on January 14, 2010

Some excellent articles discussing animal law issues have been hitting news stands lately, from pet custody to puppy mills. Here a few stories to check out. Post a comment with your news article suggestion below.

After Katrina, pet custody a prominent legal issue; new documentary highlights the problem
January 12, 2010, The Associated Press

"When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees broke, many who were forced to leave without their pets endured long searches to find animals that had been ferried to safety without them. You’d think that finding that their pets were alive and well after the storm would be pure joy, but for some, it was more complicated." Read more…

Dearborn dog hoarder to get probation
January 12, 2010, Detroit Free Press

"Kenneth Lang Jr. — the Dearborn man who lived with hundreds of live and dead Chihuahuas — pleaded guilty this morning to an animal cruelty charge, and will serve five years’ probation under supervision of a Wayne County mental health court." Read more…

USDA Shuts Down Puppy Mill; Loophole Allows Breeder To Sell Online
January 11, 2010, TheBostonChannel.com

"More than a year after Team 5 Investigates first exposed shocking and unhealthy conditions inside a Minnesota puppy mill, the federal government is finally shutting it down.

NewsCenter5’s Sean Kelly reported Monday that Kathy Bauck, owner of "Pick of the Litter" and "Puppys on Wheels," has lost her license to operate for the next two years." Read more…