Animal Law Section

September 21, 2021

Second DCA Addresses Liability of Dog Owners

Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal recently addressed a dog owner’s liability under section 767.01, Florida Statutes (2016), for damage done by their dog to another […]
July 1, 2021

Marine Canary in the Coal Mine: The Latest Threats to Manatee Survival and Efforts to Save Them

By Catherine Awasthi and Ralph A. DeMeo Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 95, No. 4   July/August 2021   Pg 52   Your authors grew up in Florida enjoying the natural wonders […]
May 31, 2021

Vox’s Animal Issue Examines Our Relationship with Animals

Vox recently published The Animals Issue of The Highlight, which examines various aspects of humans’ relationship to animals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some of […]
May 26, 2021

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in the Florida Keys

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being released in the Florida Keys in an effort to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue fever and Zika.  The eggs were delivered […]
May 10, 2021

A Troubling Trend in Florida Manatee Deaths

The FWC has noticed an unusual number of manatee deaths along the Atlantic coast of Florida in the beginning of 2021.  Between January 1 and April […]
April 30, 2021

Shark Finning Bill Reintroduced in Congress

Shark finning is the practice of slicing the fin off of a still-living shark and discarding the rest of its body overboard, leaving it to bleed […]
April 25, 2021

Piney Point Wastewater Release Spurs Red Tide Concerns

At the end of March 2021, a leak was discovered in a wastewater reservoir at the old Piney Point fertilizer processing plant, located in Manatee County.  […]
August 26, 2020

New Law Passed to Address Emotional Support Animals in Housing

The Florida Legislature has passed a new law, effective July 1, 2020, regarding housing discrimination against people with emotional support animals (ESAs) as well as concerns […]
May 1, 2020

Animal Law Section Annual Report 2019-2020

by Matthew Dietz, Chair Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 94, No. 3   May/June 2020   Pg 52 The Animal Law Section (ALS) is proud to continue […]
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