Holly Clark

May 18, 2018

9th Circuit Rejects Monkey’s Copyright Claim

It all started when, in 2011, a wildlife photographer named David Slater left his camera unattended on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. A crested macaque […]
January 9, 2018

2018 Legislative Session

The 2018 Florida legislative session begins on January 9, 2018, and runs through March 9th.  However, it can be extended by 3/5 vote of the senate and house.  […]
January 2, 2018

Desmond’s Law of Connecticut: Court-Appointed Animal Advocates

The Problem. Eighty percent of animal abuse cases in Connecticut over the past ten years were either dismissed or never prosecuted.[1] What seems like an impossible […]
November 28, 2017

“Ponce’s Law” House Bill Introduced

Representative Tom Leek has introduced HB 473, called “Ponce’s Law,” that would strengthen Florida’s animal cruelty law by allowing judges to prohibit people convicted of animal […]
November 28, 2017

Gator Poachers Accused of Forty-Four Felonies in Largest FWC Sting to Date

In a lengthy exposé, Rene Ebersole writes for National Geographic about an ongoing case regarding alligator poaching. Nine men stand accused of forty-four felonies, “ranging from […]
November 1, 2017

Proposed Changes to International Wildlife Protections to be Discussed at Upcoming CITES World Wildlife Conference

By: Barbara Junge  Proposed changes to international protections for dozens of wildlife species will be discussed at CITES World Wildlife Conference, Sept. 24 to Oct. 5, 2016, in […]
October 27, 2017

California Bans Mill-bred Animal Sales Starting in 2019

On October 13, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed what is thought to be a bill that is the first of its kind in the […]
October 27, 2017

Rural Florida Agricultural LEOs

Rural counties in Florida are beginning to designate officers to the specific task of investigating agricultural and natural resource crimes. These areas require a different type […]
September 21, 2017

Irma Evacuees who Abandoned their Pets Face Prosecution

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, over 40 dogs were rescued by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. Many of the animals had been tied […]
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