As previously described, NJ bill A1219 would require veterinarians or health officials to notify known pet owners prior to rabies testing of the deceased pet, which currently involves decapitation
Continue Reading NJ Rabies Notification Requirements Properly Amended by Governor’s Veto

The 8th Circuit affirmed the district court decision holding that “the challenged city ordinance was supported by a rational basis. Danker v. City of Council Bluffs, Iowa

Continue Reading Pit Bull Owners in the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa Lose 8th Circuit Appeal Challenging Ordinance Banning Pit Bull Ownership in City

As a veterinarian, if a pet-owner comes to you with questions or concerns about the safety of hemp or CBD infused pet products, are you prepared to navigate the conversation?
Continue Reading Veterinary Medicine, Pet Products and Cannabis

Maximum Security’s owners cannot challenge the Kentucky racing officials’ disqualification of Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby, according to a recent federal court decision. West v. Kentucky Horse Racing Comm.
Continue Reading Federal Court Upholds Disqualification of Maximum Security in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, Part 1

HB 688, introduced on January 3, 2019, would

I. Makes changes to the definition of pet vendor and defines hobby breeder.

II. Establishes the companion animal welfare division in the

Continue Reading New Hampshire House Bill 688 Would Establish the Companion Animal Welfare Division in the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food at an Estimated Cost of at least $3,896,000 through 2023.

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