Thursday, August 30, 2012

CA appellate court upholds spay/neuter clause in foster agreement!

Congrats to animal law attorney Terri Macellaro and colleagues for this terrific appellate win!

Click the link to read the decision...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Court eases up in pit bull case

Maryland’s highest court on Tuesday partly backed off its April decision that pit bulls are inherently dangerous, admitting that it went too far when it applied its standard to crossbred dogs. But the new ruling, which affects only purebred animals, does not clear the waters, according to experts.

Read more in the Washington Post...

Convicted felon escapes jail time in animal cruelty case

Chicago, IL - A convicted felon charged with animal cruelty for allegedly leaving his dog panting and foaming at the mouth in a car with the windows closed on one of the hottest days of the year got off with six months probation and 50 hours of community service on Monday amid questions about the city’s handling of the case.

Read more in the Chicago Sun-Times...

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

ABA finally takes a stand against breed bias!

After many years of negotiation and debate, the ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution Monday calling for breed-neutral dangerous dog laws that focus on behavior rather than breed.

Read more in the ABA Journal...

Monday, August 06, 2012

Estonia To Change Law On Religious Slaughter

Estonia will change its law on religious slaughter, government officials have said.
The change is necessary because religious slaughter “does not take new scientific knowledge into account,” the head of Estonia's Animal Welfare Bureau, Sirje Jalakas, told JTA.

Read more in The Jewish Week...