Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Law professor as guardian of pit bulls seized in Vick case

Federal authorities overseeing the pit bulls seized from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring filed a motion requesting that Rebecca Huss, a law professor at Valparaiso University's Law School, be named as guardian for the dogs.

A copy of the motion is available from at this link (pdf). In support of the motion, the U.S. Attorneys refer to Professor Huss as "a leading expert in animal law in the United States." They also note that "[p]rior to becoming a full time member of the law school faculty at Valparaiso University School of Law, [Huss] practiced in two large firms and worked in the law department of a pharmaceutical company's animal health division." The motion also requests that court order the spaying and neutering of the dogs and that microchips be implanted to assist in their recovery in the event that a dog is lost. Additional stories are available here, here, and here.

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