Laws for Paws
A new in-depth survey of the animal protection laws of each state and territory in the U.S. confirms that there remain considerable differences in the strength and comprehensiveness of each jurisdiction’s laws. Illinois Remains on Top, Mississippi Shows Most Improvement, but still a long way to go.
Sixteen of twenty-seven dogs rescued from an Independence, Kansas dogfighting operation during an October drug raid are looking for loving families to give them a new chance at life in the new year.
“But repealing the new law altogether is unlikely,” says Representative-elect Mike Kelley. He adds, “Finding common ground with Gov. Jay Nixon will be key to any repeal efforts, but watering down the effect of law is more likely than a full repeal.”
On Monday, November 15, 2010, the House voted to ban so-called “crush videos” – it must now go back to the Senate.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Ponce De Leon man on 37 counts of felony animal cruelty in one of the most disturbing cases of cruelty to animals the Washington County Sheriff Office has ever investigated, according to a news report from WCSO.
Governor Pat Quinn (referred to as “Pet Quinn” by some constituents) is accepting the first-ever “Best State for Animals” award for Illinois this Thursday. Illinois has been named #1 for preventing animal cruelty three years in a row by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
[on July 26, 2010] in honor of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) the Department of Justice released its”Final rule” on enforcement of the law.
The nation’s first criminal dog-fighting DNA database has been established…and is designed to help the criminal justice system investigate and prosecute dog fighting cases and address the growing problem of dog fighting using 21st century technology.
In a landmark RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) lawsuit certain to have far-reaching implications for the animal rights movement…
Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, and North Dakota are the five best states in the country to be an animal abuser, according to a new report released by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).
As 2009 winds down, let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the animal welfare achievements made around the country.
The San Francisco Commission of Animal Control and Welfare voted 5-1 Thursday in support of a ban, arguing the practice is cruel…
Animal Legal Defense Fund Attorneys Sue to Recoup $65,000 Spent Rehabilitating Neglected Indiana Horses
Represented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) is filing a complaint in Grant County Superior Court on June 30, 2009 against Robert and Rebecca Collier, residents of Marion, for the cost for caring for eight severely neglected horses whom the Marion-Grant County Humane Society seized from them in November 2007.