As more and more couples are disputing pet custody issues when divorcing or separating, there is increasing concern in the legal community about how to fairly adjudicate these disputes, withoutContinue Reading Escalating concerns about pet custody in divorce/separation
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…Continue Reading How Amendments to the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, if Enacted, Would Impact USDA Licensed Exhibitors
As you recall, Governor Christie signed amendments to the New Jersey Animal Cruelty Statutes that repealed the long-standing authority of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…Continue Reading Update: Enforcement of the New Jersey Animal Cruelty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.
No, this does not mean what you may think. I believe the best way to protect animals, is to provide for their humane care by their owners. This position is…Continue Reading Stand up for Animals
By David Galpern, a summer associate at Fox Rothschild LLP, based in the firm’s Princeton office
A recently enacted Virginia law amending Va. Code § 3.2-6511.2 imposes strict requirements…Continue Reading NEW VIRGINIA LAW IMPOSES STRICT REQUIREMENTS ON COMMERCIAL BREEDERS OF RESEARCH ANIMALS
In a long-awaited decision about whether Happy the Elephant could be designated a person for the purposes of a writ of habeas corpus, the Court of Appeals of the State…Continue Reading New York’s Highest Court Affirms Motion to Dismiss Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus for Happy, the Elephant
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
By Meghan Currie, a summer associate at Fox Rothschild LLP, based in the firm’s Princeton office
A recent Bill, A2354, introduced in February of this year by New Jersey…Continue Reading NJ Bill Could Impose Unwarranted Animal Forfeiture
For those who will be regulated by USDA under the Animal Welfare Act for non-exempt facilities with birds not bred for use in research the time is ripe for you…
Continue Reading Comments Due for USDA’s Proposed Regulations Governing Standards for Birds Not Bred for Use in Research Under the Animal Welfare Act