Tag: Animal Law

Snickers the Service Dog is Back Home After Running Afoul of Aurelia, Iowa’s Ordinance Banning Pit Bulls

February 1, 2012

Jim Sak, a former Chicago police officer for over 30 years, recently relocated to Aurelia, Iowa, to help care for his wife’s 87-year-old mother. Shortly after arriving, the Saks learned…

Time Out for a Tummy Rub?

January 13, 2012

Law students around the nation are headed back to school from a well-earned and much-needed break after year-end exams. Exams mean precious family time, personal time, and just plain time…

New Florida Law Bans Killing of Some Sharks

January 9, 2012

With the support of marine scientists, environmental groups, and the International Game Fish Association, which keeps track of all sport fishing records, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)…

Chris Berry

January 9, 2012
Chris joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund as a litigation fellow in September 2011 after graduating from law school. Chris works on a broad range of animal issues including puppy mills, factory farms, and consumer rights.

John Melia

January 9, 2012
John joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund as a litigation fellow in October 2011 and works on a variety of cases, including farmed animals with a focus on foie gras and egg laying hens, and coyote and fox penning.

Peacefully Coexisting with Coyotes

January 5, 2012

Driving home from the grocery store last week, just after dusk, I encountered a curious pedestrian crossing my street as I approached my home. Who was it exactly? I can’t…

New Hope in the New Year

December 26, 2011

As this year comes to an end, it is important that you know what your commitment to animal protection means, not only to me, but to all of us here…

An Abandoned Dog and A Historic New Law

December 15, 2011

The two-year-old Doberman weighed only 19 pounds when he was rescued from the locked bedroom of a foreclosed New York home. Abandoned and alone, Justin, named for being rescued "just…

2011 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings™

December 13, 2011
Animal Legal Defense Fund's annual study ranks laws across the country.

New Study Confirms Rats Have Empathy (But Do We?)

December 12, 2011

Rats have it rough in our legal system. A judge in Utah recently dismissed cruelty charges against a man who videotaped himself eating a live baby rat and whose court…

Win Justice for Animals This Holiday Season

December 6, 2011

For more than a decade, Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger, has spent every day and night at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana. He paces on the hard concrete…

Supporting the Campaign to Classify Captive Chimpanzees as Endangered

November 28, 2011
Current regulations under the Endangered Species Act have created an illogical and self-defeating double standard that grants "wild" chimpanzees vital protections under the Act, while denying "captive" chimpanzees in the United States any protection at all.

California Strengthens Laws Protecting Animals

November 18, 2011

As we detailed in an earlier post, California recently enacted a law prohibiting the sale and possession of shark fins. However, that was not the only animal-protective legislation California approved…

Federal Government Sued Over Orca Lolita’s Illegal Exemption From Endangered Species Act

November 17, 2011
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, and three individuals filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service for violating the Administrative Procedure Act by excluding Lolita, a solitary orca who has been confined to a tiny concrete tank at the Miami Seaquarium for more than 40 years, from the Endangered Species Act.

National Meat Association Challenges State of California in Supreme Court—Ask an Attorney

November 8, 2011
On November 9, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in a case that will determine whether California voters or out-of-state corporations have the right to decide how farmed animals in California are treated.

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