Friday, November 14, 2014
The cover features a dog from the Second Judicial Circuit's therapy dog program. For more information about the use of therapy animals in courts, see Florida Courthouse Therapy Dogs, http://www.flcourtdogs.com.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
- Liability Issues Related to Sheltering, Rescuing, and Adopting Animals
- Managing Donations and Estate Planning Issues
- Employment and Labor Law Considerations
- Dog Breed Identification: Visual v. DNA
- Duties and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors of a Shelter or Rescue
- Lobbying for Non-Profits
Check out the agenda, brochure, and registration information here.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, August 26, 2013
Florida Today cites to the growing coalition of track owners and animal activists that support greyhound race decoupling. The article notes that the number of races continues to fall. The fall in races matches the decline in interest and revenues in racing. The Legislature is expected to examine decoupling during next year's legislative session.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
- American Bar Association to vote on animal activist law. (Agri-Pulse)
- Deaths of Manatees, Dolphins and Pelicans Point to Estuary at Risk. (New York Times)
- Report: Apalachicola oysters may need 5 years, 'significant' funding to recover. (The Florida Current)
- Feds deny bid by SeaWorld, other aquariums to import wild beluga whales. (Orlando Sentinel)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
- Do Dolphins Use Whistles to Call Themselves by Unique Names? (Smithsonian)
- Bottlenose Dolphins Use Signature Whistles to Call Each Other (Science World Report)
- Dolphins Actually Pretty Eloquent, Say Scientists (Christian Science Monitor)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
It is a dying sport,” said Michael Glenn, general manager of the Palm Beach Kennel Club, one of the country’s premiere greyhound tracks. “Decoupling (removing the requirement for minimum performances) will help us in the short run as we would run fewer races which, in turn, will lower our operating costs. Our simulcast revenue will also increase, but there just are not enough folks out there to come to the track and wager on these races. There is not any interest.” PBKC would shut down the dog track if it could, Glenn said.
Jamie Shelton, CFO of Jacksonville Greyhound Racing, agrees with Glenn. He said that no matter what efforts are made to prop up the sport, interest is not there. “We can see it by our live handle. The older folks are not being replaced,” he said. “There are just too many other things to do out there today. Watching a greyhound race is not at the top of most people’s agenda.