Sunday, December 27, 2009
...as Jake's owner looks ahead to trying to amend that law in the coming year. Read more about Jake's informal (tho rather suspect) reprieve in Lynn Zerschling's piece in the Sioux City Journal.
(And in a not-altogether unrelated article, Jake apparently got 62 write-in votes in Sioux City's last election this past November...)
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont's highest court is being asked to decide what a dog's love is worth.
The state Supreme Court on Thursday began hearing a case that started in July 2003, when Denis and Sarah Scheele, who were visiting relatives, let their mixed-breed dog wander into Lewis Dustin's yard and he fatally shot it.
Now the Scheeles, of Annapolis, Md., are asking the court to carve out a new legal doctrine that a dog's owners can sue for emotional distress and loss of companionship, just like parents can when they lose children.
Click here for the rest of the article...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Monday, December 14, 2009
Read more in the Meat Trade News Daily...
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
A longtime Wisconsin activist lived just long enough to see her goal realized last week... read more in this Wisconsin Rapids Tribune article by Adam Wise. To read more on Wisconsin's new anti-puppy mill law, check out this article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel by Patrick Marley. Congrats to all involved in this bill's passage!
The infamous Brooklyn loser who threw Oreo the dog off a roof last summer was a no-show at his court hearing last week and now faces jail time. (Unfortunately not the death penalty... did I say that out loud?...) Read more in Scott Shifrel's article in the NY Daily News.
And a rather unusual demonstration in Madrid this past weekend: animal activists carried some 100 carcasses of various non-humans down the street to raise awareness of animal cruelty issues. Read more in this posting on Examiner.com by Kelley Diekman.
Monday, December 07, 2009
The JMLS Animal Law Society also gave an award to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Sheriff Dart has a commendable track record for his ongoing efforts to combat dog fighting, as well as support of other local animal welfare issues. Here, Tom O'Donnell accepts the award on behalf of the Sheriff.
Party organizers, left to right: Tracy McGonigle, Chair, CBA Animal Law Committee, Amy Breyer, founding chair, CBA Animal Law Committee, and Sunny MacLachlan, JMLS trial advocacy professor and coach of the animal law moot court team.
Here are some more photos. Thanks to everyone involved for helping make this event a success!
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
... a research director at the Oregon National Primate Research Center and Oregon Health and Sciences University offers his opinion on the impact of the growing number of animal law courses as well as interplay between law and medical schools in the latest edition of The Scientist.