Animal Law. Legal news and articles for April 23 - 25, 2017

Idaho's Anti-Dairy Spying Lawsuit Attracts SupportersSwiss Woman Smuggles Cat Into Iceland, Iceland Authorities Promptly Put It DownSheriff decries state animal cruelty laws, while announcing arrests in string of burglaries19028 animal cruelty cases in Mumbai over 5 years; not a single arrestCounty prosecutor cited for animal defense workLemon Grove Pets vs. animal advocate Lani StacksMan Accused Of Horse Abuse Arrested Again In Fulton - Cascade ...Free speech advocates oppose Idaho's ag-gag lawMore charges filed in Pulaski County animal abuse caseFree speech advocates rush to oppose Idaho's ag-gag law in 9th Circuit appealMore Charges Filed in Pulaski County Animal Abuse Case ...Groups fighting Idaho's "ag-gag" lawThree charged in animal abuse case in Swedeborg - KY3Final vote on newly proposed Caddo pet laws could be made next month2016 Regulation on Animals Confined in Vehicles

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fox4kc.comMarch 30, 2017

"This training here is opening our eyes to the connection between violent crime and animal abuse," said Capt. Stacey Graves of the KCPD. "This is enlightening and very great training of all law enforcement and those involved in animal control." Animals ...more »

Elgin man's Facebook posts prompt animal cruelty charges over ...
Chicago Daily HeraldApril 5, 2017

A Facebook post in which an Elgin man said the threw his pit bull puppy and later complains about a bill for surgery helped lead to felony charges of animal ...more »

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Idaho's Anti-Dairy Spying Lawsuit Attracts Supporters
News Radio 1310 KLIXApril 25, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The Idaho Statesman reports that the ...more »

Swiss Woman Smuggles Cat Into Iceland, Iceland Authorities Promptly Put It Down
Travel+LeisureApril 25, 2017

The reason for the strict animal laws, Iceland Magazine reported, is that many animal diseases, including rabies, have never been detected in Iceland. An un-declared kitten, puppy, or farm animal could easily introduce a new disease that has never been ...more »

Sheriff decries state animal cruelty laws, while announcing arrests in string of burglaries
Vicksburg PostApril 25, 2017

Thanks to around the clock work by four Warren County Sheriff's Office detectives, four arrests have been made and stolen items recovered in a spree of burglaries that occurred Saturday and Sunday. However, one Warren County family is still suffering ...more »

19028 animal cruelty cases in Mumbai over 5 years; not a single arrest
Hindustan TimesApril 25, 2017

And, with the law too weak to deter them, animal abusers inevitably go scot-free across Mumbai and Thane. In five years,19,028 animal cruelty cases were recorded. But there were no arrests or convictions, data compiled by the Bombay Society for ...more »

County prosecutor cited for animal defense work
Williamsport Sun-GazetteApril 25, 2017

Lycoming County Assistant District Attorney Melissa Kalaus holds the award she received for being named one of The Animal Legal Defense Fund's Top Ten Animal Defenders, specifically for her work to save a puppy named Luke from a potentially abusive ...more »

Lemon Grove Pets vs. animal advocate Lani Stacks
San Diego ReaderApril 24, 2017

Last summer, National City, with its four pet stores, voted down a ban while Solana Beach followed the lead of the city of San Diego, which passed the strictest law in 2013, requiring pet retailers to source their cats, dogs, and rabbits from city or ...more »

Man Accused Of Horse Abuse Arrested Again In Fulton - Cascade ...
Patch.comApril 24, 2017

Cascade, GA - Brandon Fulton, known as "The Urban Cowboy" for his exploits on horses, was arrested Saturday for alleged animal abuse.more »

Free speech advocates oppose Idaho's ag-gag law
Post RegisterApril 24, 2017

Journalists, book publishers, food-safety groups and labor unions have gone to court to fight the Idaho law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at farms and other agricultural facilities. Twelve groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs ...more »

More charges filed in Pulaski County animal abuse case
Jefferson City News TribuneApril 24, 2017

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Three people have been charged with animal abuse after dead cats, rabbits, turtles, chickens and a dog were found inside a Missouri home and other abandoned animals were rescued from outside. KOLR-TV reports that ...more »

Free speech advocates rush to oppose Idaho's ag-gag law in 9th Circuit appeal
Twin Falls Times-NewsApril 24, 2017

“The Animal Legal Defense Fund urges the court to choose sides and elevate the right of free speech over rights of liberty, privacy and property,” the IDA said. “This is fundamentally not a decision to be made by the judiciary — it is a decision for ...more »

More Charges Filed in Pulaski County Animal Abuse Case ...
U.S. News & World ReportApril 24, 2017

Three people have been charged with animal abuse after dead cats, rabbits, turtles, chickens and a dog were found inside a Missouri home and other ...more »

Groups fighting Idaho's "ag-gag" law
6 On Your SideApril 24, 2017

BOISE, ID - A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The Idaho Statesman reports the groups have filed ...more »

Three charged in animal abuse case in Swedeborg - KY3
KY3April 24, 2017

Deborah Peters, Michele Peters and Anthony Sisto face 30 counts of animal abuse. Authorities found the dogs, cats, and horses sick and starving last month.more »

Final vote on newly proposed Caddo pet laws could be made next month
KTBSApril 24, 2017

The first - every pet - dogs, cats, or ferrets - would have to be registered with Caddo Parish Animal Services, or through any vet in Caddo. The fees for registration are $10 for spayed or neutered animals, or $20 for unspayed and unneutered pets. Pet ...more »

2016 Regulation on Animals Confined in Vehicles
Cape Cod TodayApril 23, 2017

(b) After making reasonable efforts to locate a motor vehicle's owner, an animal control officer, as defined in section 136A, law enforcement officer or fire fighter may enter a motor vehicle by any reasonable means to protect the health and safety of ...more »

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