Do you find that most people make provisions in their wills or elsewhere for the care of their pets?
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.
Why was the cat to be euthanized? Her late owner requested so in her will.
This would help to lower the number of shelter cats being euthanized and that is a good thing, so three cheers for the Los Angeles City Council!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. in […]
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 host […]
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 case. […]