Advocacy

  • Some Of LA’s Meanest Shelter Cats Are Getting A Second Chance

    Some Of LA’s Meanest Shelter Cats Are Getting A Second Chance

    Kaplan has since found jobs for over 500 cats, in places like police stations, schools, churches and even homes, where the felines are often reported to have become domesticated and friendly after a period of time.

  • FBI Makes Animal Abuse A Crime Against Society

    FBI Makes Animal Abuse A Crime Against Society

    New animal cruelty laws will allow authorities to identify abusers and help prevented the animal abusers of today from becoming the serial killers of tomorrow.

  • New York says no to pet tattoos and piercing

    New York says no to pet tattoos and piercing

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that prohibits tattooing and piercing pets in the Empire State; his action is backed by several animal-rights groups.

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2014

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2014

    The number of U.S. territories that outlaw breed-specific legislation grew in 2014, as documented in the ALDF’s yearly ranking of states according to animal cruelty laws.

  • Joint custody of the family pet?

    Joint custody of the family pet?

    When a couple gets divorced, it isn’t unusual for the parents to get joint custody of the children, including visitation rights; the same applies to pet dogs and cats.

  • Chicago’s anti-puppy mill legislation goes countywide

    Chicago’s anti-puppy mill legislation goes countywide

    Update: Following the Chicago City Council, the Cook County Board voted unanimously to ban the sale of animals within the area, but with some restrictions and exceptions.

  • 12 strange animal laws

    12 strange animal laws

    Sad but true: States have dumb laws (created by dumb politicians), and this extends to the realm of pet ownership; here are a dozen about our four-legged friends.

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013

    Once again, the Bluegrass State ranks as the worst state in America for animal-protection legislation, while the Land of Lincoln retains its status as the best for 2013.

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2012

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2012

    On December 19, 2012, in Kentucky, Gary L. Foster, Jr. was indicted for second-degree animal cruelty after he allegedly broke a kitten’s front legs with a golf club. Two days before Foster was indicted, the Animal Legal Defense Fund released its annual U.S. Protection Laws Rankings, a report that ranks all states in the U.S. […]

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2011

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2011

    Yesterday, CatTime.com reported on Lucky, an abused cat in Kentucky. The Animal Legal Defense Fund ranked the Bluegrass State 50th — last — in terms of animal protection laws in a 2011 report. The 2011 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings examined the animal protection laws in all 50 states, and based their findings on a […]

  • Animal Law: an introduction

    Animal Law: an introduction

    Over the past 20 years, “Animal Law” has become more popular and has earned legitimacy as an area of legal practice. So what exactly is it? Essentially, Animal Law is any kind of legal work that involves non-human animals. Often Animal Law is thought of in terms of helping animals, but that’s not always the […]

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