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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 […]
October 16, 2018

Minimizing Bear Incidents in Residential Subdivisions

This article was originally published in the Florida Home Builder Magazine, Fall 2018 ed. Reprinted with FHBA permission. Residential developments in Florida increasingly encroach into black […]
September 16, 2018

California Passes Bill to Prohibit Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

It has been illegal in California since 2000 to test on animals where there is an appropriate alternative method available. But the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act […]
September 10, 2018

Executive Council Member Spotlight: Jennifer Dietz

Jennifer Dietz is one of the founders of the Animal Law Section (ALS) and a pioneer in the field of animal law. Her firm, Animal Law […]
August 30, 2018

1st DCA Affirms Collateral Attack on K-9 Who Can Detect Potential “Suspects”

The Florida First District Court of Appeal affirmed a postconviction court’s summary denial of Charles Johnson’s claim of ineffective assistance where trial counsel failed to object […]
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