Animal Law Section

April 4, 2023

Sandra the Orangutan, Non-Human Person

by Rosa Maria Cajiga Sandra the orangutan recently celebrated her 37th birthday! She was born on Valentine’s Day in 1986 at the Rostock Zoologischer Garten, a […]
January 23, 2023

Animal Cruelty Task Force Created in Fifth Judicial Circuit

State Attorney Bill Gladson has created an Animal Cruelty Task Force for the Fifth Judicial Circuit as well as an animal cruelty unit within the State […]
September 1, 2022

America’s Unifying Banner: Erasing Animal Cruelty

By Margherita Downey and Sherry Andrews Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 96, No. 5   September/October 2022   Pg 46 In this time of political division, it is important to recognize […]
June 17, 2022

The Rikki Doll

By Chuck Mitchell & Sharon For almost eleven years, I was fortunate enough to partner with Rikki, an extraordinary courthouse therapy dog. Every year the Animal […]
June 17, 2022

Animal Therapy Program Perseveres During Pandemic

    By Anne Munson Animal Law Section members have supported the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) Animal Therapy Department for over five years, comforting children through the […]
May 17, 2022

Animal Law Legislation: 2022 Update

    By Ralph A. DeMeo and Macie Codina, Guilday Law             As the 2022 Florida Legislative session came to a close, attention turned to watching  the […]
May 1, 2022

Animal Law Annual Report 2021-2022

By S. Brent Spain, Chair The Animal Law Section (ALS) of The Florida Bar is experiencing another successful year of promoting the practice of animal law, […]
January 4, 2022

FOIA Denial as Ag-Gag: Public Justice Foundation v. Farm Service Agency

By Thomas Aiello, Valdosta State University The Relationship Between CAFOs and the FOIA Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), also known as factory farms, magnified the structure […]
December 1, 2021

Illegal Sale of Gators & Eggs Addressed by Florida’s Second District

The Second District has addressed the illegal collection and sale of alligators and their eggs under section 379.409, Florida Statutes, in two interesting opinions published this […]
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