The Animal Law Blog features one practitioner’s observations and analysis of animal law litigation in her state of Illinois and around the country, criminal cases as time permits, as well as links to legislation and other animal law resources.
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A couple of weeks back the 3rd Circuit issued (imho) a very disappointing ruling in U.S. v. Stevens. In a 10-3 decision, it vacated the conviction of Robert Stevens, the first person tried under a 1999 law banning depictions of animal cruelty. Finding that the ban was not a sufficiently...
DNA tests sort out canine family historyBy Billy BakerBoston Globe Correspondent / August 2, 2008For mutt owners, the guessing game has come to an end. Science has stepped in with the answer to the elusive question "What kind of dog is that?"New DNA tests, which range in cost from $55 to $200,...
Congratulations to Kathy Meyer, Amy Trakinski and Len Egert for a terrific decision handed down by the New Jersey Supreme Court Thursday!In a 78-page decision, the court ruled, among other things, that the N.J. Ag Dept's definition of "routine husbandry practices" was arbitrary and capricious. It...
Activists target methane gas from, um, cows By Michael Hawthorne |Chicago Tribune reporter3:35 PM CDT, July 31, 2008 ...
I was surprised that the Chicago City Council took up another ordinance proposal involving animals following the recent foie gras debacle....But on Tuesday it debated a measure that would have required local pet owners, with very limited exceptions, to spay or neuter their companion animals. (Of...
I was flipping through an old issue of Newsweek and saw this article. Sorry I missed this back in February, but better late than never:By Karen Springen | NEWSWEEK Updated: 12:51 p.m. ET Feb 9, 2008 From the magazine issue dated Feb 18, 2008The green economy is...
A few thoughts and reflections...On July 18, 2008, the Texas State Bar Association's Animal Law Section held its annual CLE seminar, the 8th Annual Animal Law Institute at the South Texas College of Law. I was honored to be asked to be a presenter at the conference (even though I am - as moderator...