Friday, February 24, 2012
Members of the legislature in Ontario, Canada are pushing to end the ban on pit bulls. Read more in the Toronto Star...
And back stateside, legislators in Maryland pass a gay marriage bill. (Again, not directly related to animal law, but you know I view this as a good sign...) Read more in this L.A. Times article...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
On a somewhat related note, the AVMA says that the human-animal bond will be emphasized at its 2013 convention. You can read more about that conference in JAVMA News. (Speaking from personal experience, no matter what vets say at their conferences, I'll wait for the AVMA to put its money where its mouth is... and stop defending (and trivializing) all vet mal suits on the grounds that animals have no market value and therefore - even if the vet did something wrong - they don't owe much or anything to the family of harmed animal.)
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Hunters take aim at an animal rights group's video droneAn animal rights group's inventive plan to use a remote-controlled spycraft to record the acti
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Read the rest of Mark Bittman's editorial in the New York Times...
Monday, February 13, 2012
Pet advocates are fighting like cats and dogs to stop a deficit-slashing proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown that aims to save $23 million by ending reimbursements to animal shelters for the cost of keeping strays alive.
Read more in the San Jose Mercury News...
Hanna berates Ohio legislators on exotic pet laws
Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna criticized Ohio lawmakers Thursday for not yet passing a bill to regulate exotic animals, months after authorities shot dozens of lions, tigers, bears and other wild creatures let loose by their suicidal owner.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Send us your best photo of a heartfelt moment between a person and their animal companion - we'll post the entries on our photo wall and then on Monday our viewers will vote on a winner!
*The winning picture will be featured in our Tuesday, February 14th post - and DISPLAYED IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF OUR "HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND" EXHIBIT!* (Once the museum opens, of course.)
Please send all photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine print: by sending a photo, you agree that the Animal History Museum may use and display it. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise give your photo to any other person or entity. One entry per person please. Contest closes Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 8:00pm. Any obscene or inappropriate photos will be deleted. We reserve the right to add extra rules if we forgot anything...
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, had accused the chain of aquatic theme parks of violating the rights of whales under the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States.
Here's the rest of the Reuters article...
For a more detailed analysis of PETA's suit, as well as alternative approaches to gaining legal rights for non-humans, please check out noted animal law attorney Steve Wise's efforts at www.nonhumanrightsproject.org.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Read more in the Toledo Blade...
(And congrats to my friend and lobbyist extraordinaire, Ledy VanKavage, and everyone else who has worked relentlessly to see this ban overturned!)
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
CBS News reports...
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Read more in this Business Wire press release...
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Thankfully, it looks like that is about to change. A measure is expected to be on its way to the Governor's desk soon that would outlaw breed discrimination in the state. A huge shout-out to Ledy VanKavage and everyone else who has worked so tirelessly to get this done!
Read more in The Columbus Dispatch...