Legislation

September 28, 2021

COVID-Sniffing Dogs Screen Employees at Miami Airport

Before they begin work at Miami International Airport, employees must be screened for COVID-19.  Two 7-year-old dogs, Cobra and One Betta, sniff the employees’ face coverings […]
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

Netflix’s “Tiger King” Documentary Overlooks Animal Welfare Issues in Favor of Entertainment

Netflix’s “Tiger King” was released as the world was entering into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it quickly became the talk of many Zoom […]
January 4, 2019

IT IS TIME TO END THE EXPLOITATION AND MISTREATMENT OF BIG CATS IN FLORIDA

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 […]
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 […]
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 10, 2018

Florida Orca Protection Act Proposed

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), along with a coalition of animal advocacy groups, is proposing the Florida Orca Protection Act for the upcoming 2018 legislative […]
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 […]
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