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Illinois Becomes Second State to Require Courts to Consider Wellbeing of Companion Animals in Custody Disputes

March 20, 2018
The emerging “best interests” standard, in contrast to a strict property analysis, regards companion animals more like children or other dependents than unfeeling objects.

Illinois and New York Pass First Statewide Bans on the Use of Elephants in Entertainment

November 17, 2017
Illinois recently enacted the first statewide ban on the use of elephants in traveling acts, with New York following close behind.

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