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August 26, 2016

New Orange-Osceola Animal Cruelty Unit

A new unit to help prosecute animal cruelty cases in Orange and Osceola counties was announced in late July. The impetus to form the unit came […]
August 26, 2016

Recent rules governing Navy use of sonar are still inadequate to protect marine mammals, according t

In the latest development in years of federal court challenges to the navy’s peacetime use of sonar, the Ninth Circuit reversed a decision of the Northern […]
July 21, 2016

Toxic Algae Blooms from Lake Okeechobee Threaten Local Wildlife

Governor Rick Scott recently declared a state of emergency in Martin, St. Lucie, Lee, and Palm Beach Counties due to toxic blooms of blue-green algae—also known […]
June 24, 2016

St. Lucie County Enlists Chickens to Help with Mosquito Control

St. Lucie County Mosquito Control has spread fifty “sentinel” chickens in coops across the county to help with the early detection of mosquito-born illnesses. Once a […]
June 24, 2016

Toxic Substances Control Act Amended to Restrict Animal Testing

Earlier this month, the Senate gave final approval to H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, which would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act […]
May 16, 2016

Lee County Considers Adopting Court Dogs

Judge Robert Branning and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida are working on a proposal that would allow dogs to provide comfort and emotional support […]
April 15, 2016

With Great Venom Comes Great Responsibility.

In response to several recent issues with nonnative venomous snakes in Florida, including the escape of Elvis the King Cobra in Orange County, Florida Wildlife officials […]
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