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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 […]
January 2, 2018

Free The Beagles

I. ISSUE On August 25, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the “Beagle Freedom Bill,” or S.B. 1884.[1] This bill concerned the many adoptable […]
January 2, 2018

From an Unconventional Pet to an Invasive Species: Burmese Pythons Move to Florida

The Everglades National Park, located in South Florida, has been deemed the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States by the National Park Service [1]. While […]
December 8, 2017

Animals of The Florida Bar!!!

By popular demand, we are starting our “Animals of The Florida Bar” series that features pictures of Florida Bar members’ companion animals! First up are two […]
November 28, 2017

“Ponce’s Law” House Bill Introduced

Representative Tom Leek has introduced HB 473, called “Ponce’s Law,” that would strengthen Florida’s animal cruelty law by allowing judges to prohibit people convicted of animal […]
November 28, 2017

Gator Poachers Accused of Forty-Four Felonies in Largest FWC Sting to Date

In a lengthy exposé, Rene Ebersole writes for National Geographic about an ongoing case regarding alligator poaching. Nine men stand accused of forty-four felonies, “ranging from […]
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