Legislation

January 2, 2018

Free The Beagles

I. ISSUE On August 25, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the “Beagle Freedom Bill,” or S.B. 1884.[1] This bill concerned the many adoptable […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 28, 2017

Early Legislation Filed to Specifically Criminalize Animal Hoarding and Require Mental Health Counse

A new bill for the 2018 Florida legislative session, one of the first, would significantly change the criminal law regarding animal hoarding in the state. The […]
August 28, 2017

Shark-Dragging Video Sparks Outrage, Investigation

A video recently surfaced on social media showing a shark (possibly a blacktip or spinner) being dragged behind a boat traveling at high speed near Tampa. […]
February 15, 2016

P.A.W.S. Act Unanimously Passes Florida Legislature

Joining in the unanimous approval of the House, the Florida Senate unanimously approved the “Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety Act,” or “P.A.W.S. Act.” The P.A.W.S. Act […]
November 15, 2015

Chick Shredding Outlawed in Germany

German scientists have developed a new technology as an alternative to chick shredding. Chick shredding is the process by which newly hatched male chicks are ground […]
November 15, 2015

The Netherlands Ban on the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses is Now In Effect

On September 15, 2015, after nine years of campaigning, a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses went into effect in the Netherlands. This […]
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