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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 […]
March 15, 2016

Florida Woman Battles FWC Over Trained Pet Gator

A Lakeland woman recently became entangled in a dispute with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission over her pet alligator, Rambo. Mary Thorn has held an […]
February 15, 2016

P.A.W.S. Act Unanimously Passes Florida Legislature

Joining in the unanimous approval of the House, the Florida Senate unanimously approved the “Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety Act,” or “P.A.W.S. Act.” The P.A.W.S. Act […]
February 15, 2016

Family Threatens Suit after Snake Bite at Disney

A family from Alabama plans to sue Disney World after a snake fell from a tree and bit a boy, allegedly leading to the death of […]
February 15, 2016

Alachua County Postpones Fairground Animal Regulations

When the “Banana Derby”—races between monkeys dressed as jockeys and riding dogs like horses—was featured at the Alachua County Fair in 2015, it created a controversy. […]
February 15, 2016

DNA Reveals Shelters Often Mislabel Dogs as Pit Bulls

A new study from the University of Florida has revealed that animal shelters often mislabel dogs as “pit bulls.” The study tested the breed assessments made […]
February 15, 2016

Dispute over Service Dog Sparks Defamation Suit

Livy is a standard poodle and trained service animal. A Pennsylvania-based organization called Canine Partners for Life placed her with Bruce Hicks, a paraplegic, in 2007. […]
February 15, 2016

Hunting Snakes in the Everglades

Burmese pythons, a species not native to the Florida Everglades, have taken a big toll on native wildlife over the last two decades. Researchers estimate that […]
December 15, 2015

Facebook Post Leads to Animal Cruelty Charge

Katharine F. Lemansky, has been charged with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor of the first degree, after she posted a photo on Facebook of her dog with […]
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