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  • Animal Possession Ban

    Texas Bills: SB 804 and HB 2012
  • Update on the Farm Bill

    This week the Farm Bill was approved by the U.S. House and Senate. The bill includes important provisions that will protect animals, and most importantly, does not contain the King amendment.
    December 13, 2018 News
  • Amicus Brief Establishing Animals as Victims in Federal Case

    ‘Do chickens count?’ The BIA’s decision and the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s arguments in the Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch case represent an important step forward in improving the legal status of animals.
    December 3, 2018 News
  • Building Successful Animal Cruelty Cases from the Crime Scene to Court Room

    Law enforcement officers and prosecutors who respond to crimes face a host of challenges. From neglected cows who are unable to testify, to dog fighting ‘evidence’ having puppies, the unexpected is a matter of course in the struggle against animal cruelty.
    November 7, 2018 News
  • Maryland Becomes Second State to Ban Retail Sales of Animals Sourced from Puppy and Kitten Mills

    On April 24, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan signed into law HB 1662, the “No More Puppy-Mill Pups Act of 2018,” making Maryland the second state to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats obtained from commercial breeding facilities.
    August 15, 2018 Animal Law Update
  • Supreme Court: Depictions of Cruelty

    In United States v. Stevens, the Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 48, a law prohibiting the sale and possession of depictions of animal cruelty that lack social value. As the first Supreme…

  • In the News

    2019 Highlights “CA Lawmakers Move Multiple Animal-Welfare Bills Forward,” Public News Service, April 12, 2019 “That ‘natural’ bacon you bought may contain nitrates,” Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2019 “Reminder: The Word “Natural” Means Absolutely Nothing on Food Labels,” Modern Farmer, April 24, 2019 “Country Icon Tanya Tucker Speaks Out Against Roadside Zoo After Disturbing … Continued
  • How to Help a Neighbor’s Neglected Animal

    It can be heartbreaking to see a neighbor’s animal suffering in a situation of neglect. Depending on the situation, there are various ways you can help the animal or animals involved.
  • Your Experience and Knowledge May Qualify You as an Expert Witness

    The federal rules of evidence, which govern the introduction of evidence in proceedings in federal court, state that an individual can qualify as an expert witness based on her knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education.
  • Case Study: Animal Hoarding – Vikki Kittles

    Vikki Rene Kittles, also known as Susan Dietrich, Rene Depenbrock, and Lynn Zellan, has a history of animal hoarding that goes back decades and spans the United States from the Southeast to the Northwest. She has effectively evaded…