June 11, 2021

Animal Law Section Update

By: John K. Powell The Animal Law Section (ALS) experienced another successful year, remaining on the forefront of advancing animal law issues while building upon the […]
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 […]
June 1, 2017

Should Family Pets Receive Special Consideration in Divorce?

  by: Timothy L. Arcaro For most of us, pet adoption comes with a lifelong commitment to care for our pet for the remainder of its […]
April 1, 2017

Animal Hoarding in Florida: Addressing the Ongoing Animal, Human, and Public Health Crisis

By: Gregg Riley Morton Animal hoarding is a quiet epidemic in Florida. It is a misunderstood and under-recognized problem that has serious negative consequences for animal […]
February 1, 2017

Alligator Harvesting: Hunting as a Regulatory Tool for Species Management

By: John K. Powell “Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.”1 When you think of Florida, images of sandy beaches, orange groves […]
January 1, 2017

Padi-Waggin: The Tail of One Dog’s Journey from Death Row to Legislative Inspiration for Dog Bite Due Process

  By: Robert Eschenfelder This article describes how the confluence of a local government dog bite citation, community concern, a dog-owning legislator, and a circuit judge […]
June 1, 2016

AWA Compliance: Understanding the Basic Framework

By: James F. Gesualdi The Animal Welfare Act (AWA)1 is the 50-year-old federal law that provides the standards for the humane care and treatment of certain […]
November 1, 2014

Defending Those Who Cannot Speak: Civil and Criminal Prosecution of Animal Abuse

By: Janet A. McDonald “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way its animals are treated.” These words attributed to the […]
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