Paw Review Blog

May 18, 2018

Issue of Leg Broken by Romping Dog Must Go to Jury

Florida’s First District Court of Appeal (“1st DCA”) recently reversed a summary judgment finding that the plaintiff had been adequately warned and assumed the risk of […]
May 8, 2018

Regulatory and Permitting Aspects of Wildlife under Managed Human Care: The FAMU-FSU College of Engi

Many projects and cases require a multidisciplinary approach, and this is certainly true in the case of animal law. Biologists, veterinarians, lawyers, and other professionals often […]
March 12, 2018

New Illinois Law Allows Judges to Consider Well-being of Marital Pets in Divorce Proceedings

A new Illinois law allows judges in divorce proceedings to consider the well-being of companion animals while making decisions effecting the sole or joint ownership interests. […]
February 1, 2018

Herpes-carrying Macaques may be Removed from Silver Springs Park

State officials plan to reinvigorate control efforts of Rhesus macaques after CDC reports prevalence of the herpes B virus among Silver Springs Park’s macaque population. In […]
February 1, 2018

Greyhound Anti-doping Regulations Found Invalid

Administrative Law Judge Lawrence P. Stevenson issued an order invalidating actions based on drug testing protocols from a 2010 manual that were never formally adopted or […]
January 10, 2018

Florida Orca Protection Act Proposed

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), along with a coalition of animal advocacy groups, is proposing the Florida Orca Protection Act for the upcoming 2018 legislative […]
January 9, 2018

2018 Legislative Session

The 2018 Florida legislative session begins on January 9, 2018, and runs through March 9th.  However, it can be extended by 3/5 vote of the senate and house.  […]
January 2, 2018

Desmond’s Law of Connecticut: Court-Appointed Animal Advocates

The Problem. Eighty percent of animal abuse cases in Connecticut over the past ten years were either dismissed or never prosecuted.[1] What seems like an impossible […]
January 2, 2018

The Lacey Act and Illegal Eel Trafficking

It is quiet, the only noise is the swish of the dip net as it gets pushed and pulled through the cold river water. It is […]
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