People who observe Halal and Kosher religious practices are increasingly faced with a threat to the prohibition of such slaughter practices in certain countries.  Many Muslim and Jewish observers follow
Continue Reading The Intersection of Religion and Regulation Creates Challenges for Halal and Kosher Meat Production

An untitled proposal to amend Oregon’s Animal Cruelty statute was posted by the Oregon Secretary of State on November 14, 2018 and is available on its website.

The proposed amendment
Continue Reading A proposed amendment to Oregon’s animal cruelty statute may permit anyone to file a civil complaint against the animal’s owner.

Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson introduced a bill (A4298) that would amend “animal cruelty offenses and penalties concerning animal abandonment and failure to report injuring certain animals with a motor
Continue Reading New Jersey bill would put farmers raising livestock humanely at risk of animal cruelty violations

Sister bills S2689 and A4225 have been introduced and reported out of the Senate Committee with amendments and the Assembly Committee, respectively.  The bills would change the effective dates of
Continue Reading Proposed bills would change effective dates of animal cruelty enforcement provisions in New Jersey

In Naruto v. Slater, 2018 WL 1902414 (9th Cir. April 23, 2018)-the case in which Naruto, a crested macaque by and through his alleged “next friends,” People for
Continue Reading The Ninth Circuit’s perplexing Article III statements in Naruto v. Slater and Cetacean Community v. Bush.