The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee's latest newsletter is available online as a pdf download. It features articles on urban farming and key deer along with other information about the committee. The ABA/TIPS Animal Law Committee also recently released its latest newsletter, which is also available as a pdf download. It has articles on a number of topics, including NOAA's consideration of applications to import beluga whales and applying for tax exempt status by non-profits. Be sure to check them both out!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Thursday, July 26, 2012
- New Science Emboldens Long Shot Bid for Dolphin, Whale Rights (Wired)
- Pit Bulls "Inherently Dangerous" Says Maryland Appeals Court (JD Supra)
- Head of Nonprofit on Crusade to Shut Down Illegal Florida Slaughterhouses (NBC 6 Miami)
- Housing Complexes have Strict Policies Banning Animals (UCF Central Florida Future)
- Alachua County Animal Services Host Summer Adoptathon (Alligator)
- Baby Manatee Captured in Florida (UPI)
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee has a couple of its most recent newsletters available online now. The Winter 2011 Newsletter features an article on the PETS Act and the Spring 2012 Newsletter is a student edition featuring submissions from Florida law school students.
The ABA/Tips Animal Law Committee also recently released its Summer 2012 Newsletter.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking visitors to Florida beaches to be careful and watch out for sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. The nesting season starts this month and lasts through October. Five different types of turtles nest on Florida shores, all of which are threatened or endangered.
Check out FWC's sea turtle nesting slideshow here. For more information on sea turtles, go to MyFWC.com/SeaTurtle.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that one of the bills that passed late in the legislative session would overturn the current law that prevents the sale of animals that have been dyed. The bills sponsor indicates in the article that the sale of bunnies and chicks that are days old was an unintended consequence of the bill. Various animal groups have labeled the practice as animal cruelty and are urging the Governor to veto the measure.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Governor Rick Scott officially proclaims 4th Annual Florida Week for the Animals February 4-12, 2012
The exciting week will feature awesome pet adoption festivals and events, pet therapy in hospitals, school/art displays and activities, veggie events, horse events, educational activities, bird watching/walking tours, kid’s art days, library and R.E.A.D. dog activities, blessings of the animals, book signings, low cost and free spay and neuter opportunities, volunteer appreciation days, meet and greet events, pet therapy in classrooms, salute to working/search & rescue K-9’s, Eglin Air Force thank you, sanctuary activities and much more!
All these events will shine the spotlight on the amazing animals and compassionate people of Florida who love them. The week presents a unique opportunity to change the history for the animals by collectively coming together.
Precious lives which will be saved and communities will be transformed during this week through a wide variety of animal-related events and activities. Special events are being scheduled and can be viewed on the website calendar, and more are being added regularly. If you would like to learn more, become involved, list an event, please call 877-454-0807 or visit the official website at http://www.floridaanimals.org/
Posted by Riley at 7:12 AM
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sorry for the another long posting hiatus, but I wanted to mention that the Barry Law School will be holding a animal law forum this Saturday in Orlando. There are a number of great speakers and topics, including Adam Karp, who is a nationally recognized name in the area of animal law. Hope to see you there!
Friday, January 21, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting article about the USDA's "Bye Bye Blackbird" program that was started in the 1960s to kill birds on behalf of farmers. While the agency denies any role in the mass deaths in Louisiana and Arkansas, it did admit to using a poison to kill 5,000 birds that died in South Dakota. The birds were apparently defecating in a farmer's cattle feed across state lines in Nebraska.
The article also links to a chart that lists the number of animals that were taken by the USDA in 2009. In 2009 alone more than 4 million red-winged blackbirds, starlings, cowbirds, and grackles were killed. Moreover, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows blackbirds, starlings, and grackles to be killed under so-called depredation orders. These killings are undertaken by private contractors that do not need to report the culls to any authority.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
After the Supreme Court struck down the ban on depictions of animal cruelty as a violation of the 1st Amendment, animal advocates have been urging Congress to enact a narrower law to address crush videos. HSUS reports that the bill has passed the Senate and is being sent on to President Obama for his signature. Wayne Pacelle's blog entry on passage of the bill is also being linked to over at the Huffington Post.