Well known animal rights activist, New York Assemblymember L. Rosenthal, has introduced a bill that seemingly runs afoul of federal law, that among other permissible shipments, allows the shipment of
Continue Reading New York Legislator’s bill would ban federally legal shipment of certain animals by US Postal Service is likely preempted by federal law.

U.S. Department of Transportation (“the Department” or “DOT”) announced it final rule on “Traveling by Air with Service Animals” on December 2, 2020.  The rule will be effective 30 days
Continue Reading Emotional support animals are considered pets not service animals by US Department of Transportation.

Recent amendments governing the transportation of agricultural commodities, including livestock, aquaculture and insects, have elicited concerns from cattle, hog, sheep, horse, bee and aquaculture producers, since the time restrictions on
Continue Reading Attempts to correct the unintended consequences in the “Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers” regulations related to the transportation of agricultural commodities.

Retail rescue organizations like Rescue Road Trips, inc. (the Rescue) who purport to provide “loving, humane road trips to homeless, unwanted, and unloved dogs from Southern Kill Shelters . .
Continue Reading How animal rescue organizations perpetuate irresponsible dog breeding (and related issues) Part 1.

In New Jersey, yet another bill amending the animal cruelty statute (S1640) was recently passed into law.  The amendments “[e]stablish . . . requirements concerning necessary care of
Continue Reading Violations of the Fourth Amendment and other concerns about amendments to New Jersey’s Animal Cruelty Statute