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July 11, 2019

Fifth District Affirms Dismissal of Charges for Practicing Veterinary Medicine without a License

Anthony Joseph Avella was charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license and cruelty to animals after he injured his miniature dachshund, Thor, in an attempt […]
November 3, 2018

Amendment 13: the 5 W’s

Who: Many activist groupshave long called for legislation to end greyhound racing in Florida. Throughout the years, the groups were successful in rallying support for bills […]
October 16, 2018

Minimizing Bear Incidents in Residential Subdivisions

This article was originally published in the Florida Home Builder Magazine, Fall 2018 ed. Reprinted with FHBA permission. Residential developments in Florida increasingly encroach into black […]
July 27, 2017

Predator Protection Rule Repealed

In March, the U.S. Senate approved a bill repealing hunting restrictions on predator species in national wildlife refuges in Alaska. President Trump signed the bill into […]
June 26, 2017

UPDATE: USDA Suggests that Lolita the Killer Whale’s Enclosure is too Small

In a new report released last month, the USDA suggested that the Miami Seaquarium’s only orca, Lolita, may be living in a tank that is too […]
June 26, 2017

Tampa Dog Owner Utilizes Florida’s Pet Lemon Law

When Marlene Forand brought her new poodle Ollie home, it quickly became apparent that Ollie was sick. After multiple check-ups, Ollie’s veterinarians confirmed that the puppy […]
May 23, 2017

Permanent Injunction Issued in Medicated Animal Feed Case

On February 1, 2017, on request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Justice filed a complaint seeking a permanent injunction against Syfrett […]
May 23, 2017

Use of Therapy Dogs to Expand July 1

Starting July 1, 2017, therapy dogs will be permitted to accompany children, victims, and people with intellectual disabilities during testimony in cases involving abuse, abandonment, and […]
May 23, 2017

Giant Sea Turtle Skulls Seized from South Florida Home

State officials recently raided the home of John Hazzard, 30—a Miami-Dade angler and poultry buyer—in search of a giant sea turtle skull which Hazzard allegedly offered […]
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