29June2015

This Week in Animal Law

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Yulin Dog Meat Festival begins

Despite the efforts of activists all over the world (and notably within China itself), the Yulin Dog Meat Festival began in China on June 21 this year. The festival lasts roughly 10 days over which approximately 15,000 dogs are consumed. Before being eaten, the dogs are confined in cramped conditions, abused, and finally bludgeoned to death. The festival celebrates the summer solstice and is believed to ward off heat in the summer. Many of the dogs consumed in the festival are stolen pets or diseased strays.

Florida reopens hunting on black bears

On June 24, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 5-1 to reopen bear season for the first time in 20 years. The season will begin in October and will last up to a week. In 2002, the bear population in Florida was estimated at 3,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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23June2015

Save the Date: July 24, 2015 – 1st National Animal Law Summit

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Good afternoon all,

I am enthused to announce the Animal Law Summit on Friday, July 24, 2015.

The first Animal Law educational event of its kind, the Animal Law Summit brings “delegates” from several jurisdictions across the United States to present on numerous hot topics of judicial and legislative animal law development, allowing for comparative analysis and synergy. Future Summits will occur in other cities with a steadily increasing number of participating jurisdictions so that, eventually, the Summit will be the exclusive venue for collaboration and study across all States and territories, including international animal law components from Canada and Mexico.

* Examples of areas to be covered: Read the rest of this entry »

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21April2015

N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/04/21/401219719/n-y-judge-grants-legal-rights-to-2-research-chimps

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10April2015

Stop Using Tax Payer Dollars to Hire the Wildlife Services Trapper in Jackson County

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Jackson County Oregon Commissioners
Jackson County Budget Committee
Public Comment Hearings:  April 14/16 2015

As a citizen and property owner of Jackson County, Executive Attorney Member of the Animal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, and Chairman of the Animal Welfare Subcommittee, I am vehemently against my tax dollars being spent on a federal USDA Wildlife Services trapper to kill various animals in this county. Read the rest of this entry »

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10March2015

Oregon Supreme Court Ruling – State v. Nix

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http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/docs/S060875A.pdf

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10March2015

CLE: Animal Law – Are Neglected Animals Personal Property or Victims?

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Date: Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Time: 3-5pm
Location: World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2, 26 SW Salmon, Portland

Credit Type(s): General Credit

Register here: https://mbabar.org/education/upcoming-mba-cle-classes/animal-law–are-neglected-animals-personal-property-or-victims-/

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13January2015

RE: Stop the Harney County Coyote Classic

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From: Lisa Frost
To: odfw.comments@state.or.us; director@harneycounty.com
Subject: Stop the Harney County Coyote Classic
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:12:16 -0800

Dear ODFW and Harney County Chamber of Commerce Director:

As an Attorney Executive Member of the Animal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and Co-Chairman of the Animal Welfare Subcommittee, I implore you to halt the Harney County Coyote Classic as an immoral example of senseless violence and brutality in the form of family recreation, which only serves to desensitize humans to inhumane cruelty.

Scientific research does not support slaughtering coyotes as it only serves to disrupt the ecosystems and social structures of the packs, encouraging more breeding and litters, which increases livestock predation.

Killing contests are morally wrong, as it promotes violence in the name of family fun.

We hope you reconsider this strategy to raise money in your county.

Thank you for your consideration of the above.

Lisa A. Frost

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6January2015

Sally Mae – Rest in Peace – December 29, 2014

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Sally Mae – Rest in Peace – December 29, 2014

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