29July2015

This Week in Animal Law by Stacy McKerlie

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Obama Announces Trade Ban on Ivory

On July 25th, President Obama announced proposed ivory regulations in response to the widespread trafficking and illegal trade of elephant ivory. The proposed action will include revising the African elephant rule under Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act, and incorporating parts of the African Elephant Conservation Act (AfECA) into the Section 4(d) rule. This will impose certain restrictions on the export and import of elephant ivory. You can find a copy of the proposed regulation here: http://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/african-elephant-4d-proposed-rule-copy.pdf. Read the rest of this entry »

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21July2015

This Week in Animal Law By Stacy McKerlie

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U.S. Senate Committee Votes to Prohibit Horse Slaughter

On July 16th, The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved the anti-horse slaughter amendment, which would prevent the United States of Agriculture from using taxpayer money to inspect horse slaughter facilities. The Committee also approved a provision to improve animal welfare policy, and requires the USDA’s research to adhere to the Animal Welfare Act.

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16July2015

This Week in Animal Law by Stacy McKerlie

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Wild Animals in Circuses Now Illegal in Mexico

On July 8th, a law went into effect that bans circuses in Mexico from using exotic animals, including tigers, elephants, and lions. The law was passed in an effort to stop animal cruelty, and those violating the law could be fined around $225,000. Mexico is the 29th country to pass a nationwide ban on using animals in circus performances.

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13July2015

WSBA-CLE Seminar

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Animal Law Summit: Regional Issues, National Perspective

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12July2015

Tobey Frost – Neo Mastiff – Rest In Peace

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Tobey Frost – Neo Mastiff – Rest In Peace

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7July2015

This Week in Animal Law by Stacy McKerlie

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Humane Society and Sound Rivers, Inc. Sues Pig Factory

 On July 1st, the Humane Society of the United States and Sound Rivers, Inc. (“Plaintiffs”) filed suit against The Hanor Company of Wisconsin. Plaintiffs allege Hanor Company failed to report releases of large amounts of ammonia from one of its factory farms in North Carolina, which confines over 8,000 pigs. The factory generates 38,000 gallons of manure and urine every day and emits thousands of pounds of ammonia every month. Hanor Company has not reported ammonia emissions for the last five years, even though it is required by the Environmental Protection Agency to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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1July2015

Animal Law Summit – July 24, 2015

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Two OSB Animal Law Section Executive Committee members, Emily Elison and Adam Karp, will be presenting.   Contact Adam Karp for more information: adam@animal-lawyer.com

Click the link to read the flyer: WSBA AnimalLawSummit_2015

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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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