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Animal Law

The Fading Color of Coral: Anthropogenic Threats to Our Native Reefs

Animal Law
The authors of this article are native Floridians who grew up in South Florida and have witnessed personally the splendor...

Pets Should Receive Special Consideration in F.S. Ch. 61, Dissolution and F.S. Ch. 741, Domestic Violence

Animal Law
“Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they are meant to serve.” — Clarence...

Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Act: In Pursuit of Tight Lines and Full Nets

Animal Law
The ocean is one of Earth’s most treasured assets. From the deep and frigid waters of the Arctic to the...

If the Stud’s a Dud and Other Horse Tales: Mediation of Equine Law Disputes May Be Your Best Bet

Animal Law
If you are involved in the equine industry in Florida, then you have much for which to be grateful. Florida...

A Brief History of the End of Greyhound Racing in Florida

Animal Law
The year 2018 was a watershed year for animal welfare in Florida. Among several notable achievements was the phase out...

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act: On the Wings of an Executive Branch Reinterpretation

Animal Law
Surrounded by birds, their majesty is easily taken for granted. Evolving from dinosaurs and predating humans by more than 100...

The Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Ban Greyhound Racing in Florida: The Time Is Now

Animal Law
Once every 20 years, Florida convenes a Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to review and propose amendments to the Florida Constitution.1...

The Growing Trend of Animal-Abuser Registries

Animal Law
Animal cruelty is a serious problem in the United States, resulting in the abuse of thousands of animals each year.1...

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My! Owner and HOA Liability for Wild Animal Attacks

Animal Law
It was once said that “cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that...

Assistance Animals in Foster Care

Animal Law
Currently, no greater area of controversy exists than the use of animals as a therapeutic treatment for mental illness or...