Tag: Animal Law Update
Alaska Legislature Becomes First to Require Consideration of Animals’ Interests in Custody CasesJanuary 20, 2017
With the adoption of an amendment to its divorce law, Alaska has become the first state to empower judges to take into account the “well-being of the animal” in custody disputes involving nonhuman family members.
Quebec Court of Appeal Overturns Suspension of Montreal Pit Bull BanDecember 19, 2016
On Dec. 1, 2016, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling that had temporarily suspended new provisions of Montreal’s animal control by-law banning “pit bull-type dogs.”
Ohio Appeals Court Rules Dogs are Worth More Than “Fair Market Value”December 13, 2016
Last month, the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision that had relied on a strict property analysis in restricting damages to fair market value in a case that involved the serious injury of a companion dog.
Wolf Hunting Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Michigan Court of AppealsDecember 7, 2016
The State of Michigan Court of Appeals overturned the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, also known as Public Act 281, which would have allowed wolves in Michigan to be hunted if they are ever removed from the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) list.
Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to California Sales Ban on Eggs Sourced from Extreme Confinement of HensDecember 1, 2016
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging California’s ban on the sale of shell eggs obtained from sources that do not comply with its animal care standards.
Wins for Animal Protection in the 2016 ElectionNovember 15, 2016
While much of the nation’s focus has been riveted on the outcome of the recent election, voters in a handful of states also decided important ballot measures related to animal protection last week.