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Animal Law

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...

Defining Animal Rights and Animal Welfare: A Lawyer’s Guide

Animal Law
“The time will come when men, such as I, will look upon the murder of animals as they now look...

Should Family Pets Receive Special Consideration in Divorce?

Animal Law
For most of us, pet adoption comes with a lifelong commitment to care for our pet for the remainder of...

Animal Hoarding in Florida: Addressing the Ongoing Animal, Human, and Public Health Crisis

Animal Law
Animal hoarding is a quiet epidemic in Florida. It is a misunderstood and under-recognized problem that has serious negative consequences...

Alligator Harvesting: Hunting as a Regulatory Tool for Species Management

Animal Law
“Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.”1 When you think of Florida, images of sandy beaches,...

Padi-Waggin: The Tail of One Dog’s Journey from Death Row to Legislative Inspiration for Dog Bite Due Process

Animal Law
This article describes how the confluence of a local government dog bite citation, community concern, a dog-owning legislator, and a...