Thursday, February 21, 2013

Proposed Conn bill would allow some animals representatives in court

Some Connecticut lawmakers are proposing a measure to allow animal advocates to act on behalf of an animal in court.  At the moment the legislation seems to be limited to Department of Ag vets, but it includes both civil and criminal proceedings, including animal cruelty cases, so at least that's a start.
Read more in the Norwich Bulletin.  If anyone happens to get a hold of the actual bill, please let me know if it applies to more than just ag vets!

Way to go, Adam Karp!

Animal law attorney extraordinaire Adam Karp has just pushed the boundary further - again!  The Seattle Times is reporting that he has recently reached a $51,000 settlement for a couple whose Newfoundland was shot and killed by Des Moines, Washington police after it escaped from the family's yard.

The Seattle Times has the story... congrats, Adam!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


It’s been a long and rather divisive journey, but at last, the European Union will prohibit the import and sale of animal tested cosmetics, effective March 11. The ban will affect all toiletries and beauty products, from makeup to soap to toothpaste, according to PR Newswire.

Read more in this Time report...