Holly Clark

August 30, 2018

1st DCA Affirms Collateral Attack on K-9 Who Can Detect Potential “Suspects”

The Florida First District Court of Appeal affirmed a postconviction court’s summary denial of Charles Johnson’s claim of ineffective assistance where trial counsel failed to object […]
July 11, 2018

Horse Sues Former Owner for Neglect

A horse named Justice (formerly Shadow) is suing his former owner for neglect, seeking $100,000 in damages to pay for future veterinary care. The Portland, Oregon […]
July 11, 2018

Puppies Born at Tampa International Airport

Recently, a service dog unexpectedly gave birth to eight puppies while waiting to board her flight at Tampa International Airport. Although Eleanor Rigby’s (“Ellie”) owners knew […]
July 11, 2018

Deadly “Ghost Net” Discovered in Caribbean Sea

“Ghost nets” are commercial fishing nets that have been lost or discarded in the ocean. These nets get caught in ocean currents and can drift for […]
July 11, 2018

The Difficulty of Ranking Animal Intelligence

FiveThirtyEight recently published a fascinating article on animal intelligence and its implications for animals’ treatment under the law. Entitled “Humans Are Dumb At Figuring Out How […]
June 30, 2018

Message from Chair

As my year as Chair comes to a close, I want to thank all of our members and let you know how valuable your membership in […]
June 29, 2018

Morph Implications on the Control and Removal of Nonnative Species of Snake and other Animals

Red-on-black, friend of Jack; red-on-yellow, kill a fellow. This catchy saying is well known by many outdoor enthusiasts to help remember which of two similar looking […]
June 28, 2018

CRC Approves Greyhound Racing Phase-out for November 2018 Statewide Ballot

In a tremendous victory for animal welfare advocates, who have tried unsuccessfully for ten legislative sessions to ban greyhound racing in Florida, only to fall prey […]
May 19, 2018

FFWC Seeks Comment on Elephant Ride Rules

Last month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FFWC) held a public meeting to discuss elephant ride regulations in the state. Animal welfare and rights activists […]
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