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Passing the Sniff Test: Police Dogs as Surveillance Technology
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| Contributor(s):: Irus Braverman
In October 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States will review the case of Florida v. Jardines, which revolves around the constitutionality of police canine Franky’s sniff outside a private residence. Essentially, the Court will need to decide whether or not the sniff constitutes a...
Oct 13 2017
25th Annual Animal Law Conference
Legal Culture Relating to Animals: A Comparison Between Japan and Europe
| Contributor(s):: Hitoshi Aoki
This paper is a translated English version of Hitoshi Aoki's "Legal Culture on Animals - from the Viewpoint of Japan and Europe Comparison", which was brought up in "Quarterly Tohoku Studies No. 9 (Fall 2006)".
Feb 24 2017
The “I Am NOT an Animal!” Symposium
Sit... Stay... Now Beg for Me: A Look at the Courthouse Dogs Program and the Legal Standard Pennsylvania Should Use to Determine Whether a Dog Can Accompany a Child on the Witness Stand
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Kaiser
Douglas Lare “felt ‘betrayed by all people,’” but when he took the stand to testify, Ellie, a “yellow Labrador-Golden Retriever mix,” sat right beside Douglas, comforting him through his emotional testimony. Prosecutors in several states have...
Animal Protection Laws of Singapore and Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Alivin W.L. SEE
This article offers an overview and assessment of the laws relating to the protection of animals in Singapore and Malaysia. The focus is on identifying the interpretations of the statutory offences of cruelty that will best promote their objectives and effectiveness.
Falconry: Legal Ownership and Sale of Captive-Bred Raptors
| Contributor(s):: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's regulation of raptors' in North America underwent an intensive regulatory and legislative metamorphosis. In five short years, birds of prey, historically identified en famile as vermin, became the most regulated wildlife on the...
Judicial Recognition of the Interest of Animals - A New Tort
| Contributor(s):: David Favre
This article seeks to explore a simple but profound question: how should our legal system deal with the claims of animals for protection against harms inflicted by humans? Rather than a focus on pain and suffering or the cognitive abilities of animals, this article will use the...
Equitable Self-Ownership for Animals
This Article proposes a new use of existing property law concepts to change the juristic personhood status of animals. Presently, animals are classified as personal property, which gives them no status or standing in the legal system for the protection or promotion of their interests. Professor...
Cats and the law: a report for International Cat Care (iCatCare) (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB))
| Contributor(s):: Angus Nurse, Diane Ryland
This research examines the legal status of cats, within the UK’s legal system (primarily in England and Wales) but also in an international context. It considers a range of different areas of law and conflicting perspectives within the UK’s animal welfare, contract, criminal and...
Living property: a new status for animals within the legal system
| Contributor(s):: Favre, David
Man's Best Friend: Property or Family Member - An Examination of the Legal Classification of Companion Animals and Its Impact on Damages Recoverable for Their Wrongful Death or Injury
| Contributor(s):: William C. Root
In the United States, there is nearly one pet for every two Americans. Further, approximately 124 million dogs and cats live in American households. In one study, forty-five percent of dog owners reported that they take their pets on vacation. Another recent survey revealed that more than half of...
A brief history of animal law, Part I (1972-1987)
| Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.
A brief history of animal law, Part II (1985-2011)
Carter's Dissent in Simpson v. City of Los Angeles: A Precursor to the Animal Rights Movement
| Contributor(s):: Janice E. Kosel, David B. Oppenheimer (editor), Allan Brotsky (editor)
In Simpson v. City of Los Angeles, resident taxpayers who owned licensed dogs who had recently gone astray sought to restrain the enforcement of a city ordinance. Los Angeles Municipal Code section 53.11 (h) allowed the city to surrender for medical research dogs that had been impounded for a...
Punitive Damage Awards in Pet-Death Cases: How Do the Ratio Rules of State Farm v. Campbell Apply?
| Contributor(s):: William A. Reppy Jr.
This Article considers due process limitations on an award of punitive damages against a defendant who has intentionally or recklessly killed the plaintiff's pet, resulting in a small award of economic damages based on the market value of the pet and no recovery for emotional damages suffered by...
Taking consumers seriously: two concepts of consumer sovereignty. (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)
| Contributor(s):: Korthals, M.
A narrow and a broad liberal conception of "consumer sovereignty" are discussed. According to the narrow conception, with respect to food, one should conceptualize consumer sovereignty as the right of the individual consumer to get information on food products and to make his or her own choice on...