Holly Clark

June 11, 2021

Animal Law Section Annual Report 2020-2021

By John K. Powell, Chair The Animal Law Section (ALS) experienced another successful year, remaining on the forefront of advancing animal law issues while building upon […]
March 11, 2021

Courtoom Canines and Leading Courtroom Accommodations for Children

By: Ashley Joan Englund and Kelsey Beirne “The morning of the trial was excruciating for Anna, as it is for every child victim or witness who […]
September 14, 2020

The Fading Color of Coral: Anthropogenic Threats to Our Native Reefs

The authors of this article are native Floridians who grew up in South Florida and have witnessed personally the splendor and decline of Florida’s living coral […]
July 11, 2019

Fifth District Affirms Dismissal of Charges for Practicing Veterinary Medicine without a License

Anthony Joseph Avella was charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license and cruelty to animals after he injured his miniature dachshund, Thor, in an attempt […]
March 14, 2019

Florida’s Toxic Algae Crisis

We’ve all seen the horrific pictures of marine animal carcasses washed up on Florida’s beaches. Animals emblematic of our state’s wildlife—such as manatees, dolphins, and sea […]
January 4, 2019


As the values of our society have changed over time, often very slowly over decades, our laws have naturally followed suit. During the last two decades […]
November 3, 2018

Amendment 13: the 5 W’s

Who: Many activist groupshave long called for legislation to end greyhound racing in Florida. Throughout the years, the groups were successful in rallying support for bills […]
October 16, 2018

Minimizing Bear Incidents in Residential Subdivisions

This article was originally published in the Florida Home Builder Magazine, Fall 2018 ed. Reprinted with FHBA permission. Residential developments in Florida increasingly encroach into black […]
September 16, 2018

California Passes Bill to Prohibit Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

It has been illegal in California since 2000 to test on animals where there is an appropriate alternative method available. But the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act […]
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