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 […]
April 25, 2017

Dangerous Captive Wildlife Owners in Florida aren’t Required to Purchase Liability Insurance

Victims of dangerous captive wildlife attacks are calling for a change to the law that does not require license holders to carry liability insurance. These victims […]
April 25, 2017

Building an Impenetrable Wall Along the U.S.-Mexico Border Will Affect Animals and Local Communities

In the political debates about whether a wall should be built between the U.S. and Mexico, little attention has been paid to the impact such a […]
March 24, 2017

Registry of Animal Abusers to be Considered by Florida Legislature

Bills introduced in the Florida legislature earlier this year (HB 871/SB 1628) propose creation of a statewide animal abusers’ registry in Florida, available online, that would […]
March 24, 2017

UPDATE: PETA Maintains Animal Abuse Claim Against Florida Aquarium

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is maintaining an abuse claim against the Florida Aquarium over the death of a nurse shark due to starvation […]
February 24, 2017

New Animal Protection Caucus Launched in Congress

Representative Vern Buchanan of Sarasota is co-chairing a new bipartisan caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives with Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon. The caucus, named […]
February 24, 2017

A Rose is a Rose by Any Other Name; not so for Skim Milk

The Ocheesee Creamery prides itself in its all-natural skim milk. Ocheesee Creamery creates the skim milk by separating cream that rises to the top during the […]
February 24, 2017

Removal of Animal Welfare Data from U.S. Department of Agriculture Website Hinders the Enforcement o

In early February 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture removed records about animal welfare from its website. Previously, anyone could visit the USDA Animal and […]
February 24, 2017

Palm Beach Cannot Regulate Shark Fishing Via Ordinance

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has informed the Palm Beach Town Council that a recommended ordinance, banning shark fishing “within 300 feet north and […]
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