Federal Legislation: Current Issues & New Ideas
What kind of legislation has been introduced in Congress to stop animal cruelty? What can we do to make sure it gets passed into law? In this webinar, Alicia Prygoski, Legislative Affairs Manager, will address the shortcomings for animal protection in current federal law, give an overview of pending legislation, and discuss what we’d like to see introduced in the future. We’ll cover bills designed to protect captive wildlife, endangered species, companion animals, farmed animals, and more. A Q&A will follow.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and mounting criticism of the dog meat trade from Chinese citizens, the national government of China has issued draft guidelines to reclassify dogs from “livestock” to “companion animals.”May 20, 2020 Animal Law Update
In the U.S., some municipalities are grappling with whether pigs kept as companions should be allowed in residential areas that exclude animals legally defined as “livestock.”May 20, 2020 Animal Law Update
‘Tiger King’ could have been a change agent. Despite the impetus of the 5-year project — finding a big cat in someone’s white van in the heat of summer — a deliberate choice was made not to focus on the tigers at all. Their story remains untold.May 11, 2020 Legally Brief