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Nancy E. Halpern, D.V.M.

Lauren Appleby contributed to this post and is a current Summer Associate at Fox Rothschild’s Princeton, NJ Office.”

Post-conviction ownership bans for animal abuse are a recognized potential legal

Continue Reading Banning Animal Ownership After Cruelty Convictions: A Necessary Measure or a Path to Inequity?

The Dallas Zoo has been the target of several criminal acts including animal theft, animal endangerment, vandalism, and suspected intentional injury to a vulture found dead with a suspicious wound.

Continue Reading Should the perpetrator(s) of the theft of animals and acts of vandalism at the Dallas Zoo be charged with violations of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act?

H.R. 263: Big Cat Public Safety Act was passed Congress on December 6, 2022 — next stop — the President.

If enacted, the amendments to the Lacey Act would revise

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As you recall, Governor Christie signed amendments to the New Jersey Animal Cruelty Statutes that repealed the long-standing authority of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty

Continue Reading Update: Enforcement of the New Jersey Animal Cruelty Statute Following Repeal of Enforcement Authority of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Injuries to a woman who heroically jumped in a canal to save a neighbor’s dog were not considered viable as a cause of action under the state’s rescue doctrine.  See

Continue Reading New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirms public policy underpinning the NJ rescue doctrine is limited to the protection of human life