November 28, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Service Animal Case

On Halloween this year, the U.S. Supreme Court had the treat of oral argument in an animal law case, Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools. Ehlena Fry […]
October 24, 2016

Montreal’s Pit Bull Ban Passes, Is Suspended Amidst Controversy

At the end of September, the City Council of Montreal voted in favor of a bylaw that would make it illegal for people to acquire new […]
October 24, 2016

Molly’s law Introduces Animal Abuse Registry in Marion County

In January, Marion County will introduce an animal abuse registry via Molly’s Law, named after Molly, a boxer mix, who was involved in a high-profile abuse […]
October 24, 2016

Pangolin, The ‘Artichoke With Legs,’ Now Banned in International Trade

Following a joint proposal from the United States of America and Vietnam, the pangolin is now listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade […]
October 24, 2016

Hunters with deer-hunting dogs clash with private property owners

Florida law allows hunters to be assisted by dogs when hunting deer or certain other species that are defined as “nuisance wildlife,” as long as such […]
September 26, 2016

California Bans Orca Breeding

California has outlawed the breeding of orcas for performance or entertainment purposes. This ban comes after SeaWorld announced the end of its breeding and captivity program. […]
September 23, 2016

Class Action Suit Filed against Major Poultry Producers

Maplevale Farms, a food distributor, has filed a class action suit against several major poultry producers, including Tyson Foods, claiming that over the past eight years […]
September 23, 2016

Florida’s New Invasive Species: Capybaras

Florida has a fairly lengthy list of nonnative species (also known as invasive species), already over five hundred species long. Newly added to the list are […]
September 23, 2016

Animal Abuse Registry Approved in Hillsborough County

By a vote of 6 to 1, Hillsborough County commissioners have approved the creation of a new registry for people convicted of harming animals. Those placed […]
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