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May 10, 2021

A Troubling Trend in Florida Manatee Deaths

The FWC has noticed an unusual number of manatee deaths along the Atlantic coast of Florida in the beginning of 2021.  Between January 1 and April […]
April 30, 2021

Shark Finning Bill Reintroduced in Congress

Shark finning is the practice of slicing the fin off of a still-living shark and discarding the rest of its body overboard, leaving it to bleed […]
April 25, 2021

Piney Point Wastewater Release Spurs Red Tide Concerns

At the end of March 2021, a leak was discovered in a wastewater reservoir at the old Piney Point fertilizer processing plant, located in Manatee County.  […]
August 26, 2020

New Law Passed to Address Emotional Support Animals in Housing

The Florida Legislature has passed a new law, effective July 1, 2020, regarding housing discrimination against people with emotional support animals (ESAs) as well as concerns […]
May 1, 2020

Netflix’s “Tiger King” Documentary Overlooks Animal Welfare Issues in Favor of Entertainment

Netflix’s “Tiger King” was released as the world was entering into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it quickly became the talk of many Zoom […]
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 […]
March 14, 2019

Florida’s Toxic Algae Crisis

We’ve all seen the horrific pictures of marine animal carcasses washed up on Florida’s beaches. Animals emblematic of our state’s wildlife—such as manatees, dolphins, and sea […]
January 4, 2019

IT IS TIME TO END THE EXPLOITATION AND MISTREATMENT OF BIG CATS IN FLORIDA

As the values of our society have changed over time, often very slowly over decades, our laws have naturally followed suit. During the last two decades […]
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 […]
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