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  1. Are Illegal Direct Actions by Animal Rights Activists Ethically Vigilante?

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael P. Allen, Erica von Essen

    Constructed as terrorist, illegal direct actions by animal rights activists have become the subject of draconian law enforcement measures in the US and UK. Some scholars respond to this phenomenon by interpreting such actions to protect vulnerable animals not as terrorist but civilly...

  2. Implementing a One Health approach to emerging infectious disease: reflections on the socio-political, ethical and legal dimensions

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    | Contributor(s):: Chris Degeling, Jane Johnson, Ian Kerridge, Andrew Wilson, Michael Ward, Cameron Stewart, Gwendolyn Gilbert

    Background: ‘One Health’ represents a call for health researchers and practitioners at the human, animal and environmental interfaces to work together to mitigate the risks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). A One Health approach emphasizing inter-disciplinary...

  3. Encouraging pet-friendly housing while protecting landlords from liability

    | Contributor(s):: Laurel Palluzi

  4. Service, Comfort, or Emotional Support? The Evolution of Disability Law and Campus Housing

    | Contributor(s):: Mark Bauman, Denise L. Davidson, Michael C. Sachs, Tegan Kotarski

  5. Recent Developments in Animal Tort and Insurance Law

    | Contributor(s):: Adam P. Karp, Margrit Lent Parker

  6. They Say Emotional Support Dog, We Say Service Dog: Why the Americans with Disabilities Act Should Recognize Emotional Support Dogs as Service Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Chelsea Hernandez-Silk

    This article explores the laws surrounding emotional support animals. Specifically, the author analyzes the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. This article proposes that emotional support animals should be recognized under federal legislation...

  7. For the Love of Darcie: recognising the human-companion animal relationship in housing law and policy

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Rook, Marcy Wilhelm-South

    This paper identifies the law’s failure to recognise and protect the human-companion animal relationship in the housing arena. The nature of the human-companion animal relationship has striking similarities to human-human relationships in the socially supportive aspects of the...

  8. Knowledge about the penalties imposed people who mistreat animalsConhecimento sobre as penalidades aplicadas as pessoas que maltratam animais

    | Contributor(s):: Lima, J. L. A. de, Alves, N. D., Amora, S. S. A., Lima, C. T. A. de, Torres, L. F., Melo, F. da C. S.

    A survey was conducted to determine the knowledge level of penalties for animal cruelty in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that 60% of respondents said they knew animals had legislative protection, while 40% were unaware of this. 18% said they knew some animal...

  9. Animal welfare aspects in cat ownershipTierschutzrelevante Aspekte bei der Katzenhaltung

    | Contributor(s):: Hoefer, M.

    A review on the policies, welfare issues, and law on cat ownership in Germany was presented.

  10. Protocol for expert report on animal welfare in case of companion animal cruelty suspicion

    | Contributor(s):: Hammerschmidt, J., Molento, C. F. M.

    Animal welfare expert reports may support court decisions when animal abuse or maltreatment is suspected. The objective of this work is to adapt animal welfare assessment protocols to identify companion animal abuse. The proposed protocol includes four indicator categories: nutritional, comfort,...

  11. Recognizing and responding to cases of suspected animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect: what the veterinarian needs to know

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.

    The identification of a "battered pets" syndrome, which put the veterinary profession on a parallel footing with its counterparts in human medicine who respond to battered children, women, and elders, expanded the veterinarian's role as an advocate for animals' welfare to include the recognition...

  12. Protecting Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Skarbnik, John H.

  13. How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

    | Contributor(s):: Curriden, Mark

  14. Take Your Dog to Work Day—Everyday

    | Contributor(s):: McDonald, James J., Jr.

  15. Helping at-risk youth overcome trauma and substance abuse through animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Melissa A., Cozzolino, Callandre A.

  16. Prisoners, pups, and PTSD: the grass roots response to veterans with PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer

  17. Don't Let Slip the Dogs of War: An Argument for Reclassifying Military Working Dogs as "Canine Members of the Armed Forces"

    | Contributor(s):: Michael J. Kranzler

    Dogs have been an integral part of military activities around the world dating back more than two thousand years.  They have fended off invasions and helped bring down one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders.  Yet under current law, they are afforded nearly the same...

  18. The Need for Judicial Restriction on the Use of Drug Detecting Canines

    | Contributor(s):: William R. Pomeroy

    The use of drug sniffing dogs to detect smuggled contraband began in September 1970 as a means of interdicting the flow of illegal drugs "through border ports and at major gateways" of this country.' Since then, the use of dogs to detect contraband has been expanded...

  19. The Endangered Species Act: A New Avenue for Climate Change Litigation

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jane Morath

    Polar bears grace the cover of numerous wildlife calendars and magazines; they generate crowds at zoos and aquariums; they are popular stuffed animals; they even appear in soft drink commercials. Despite their fame, a time could come when polar bears no longer roam the Arctic. The...

  20. Animal Behavior Evidence

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Muckelston

    Evidence as to the actions of animals occupies a small niche in the field of criminal evidence. Within the area of animal behavior evidence the major preoccupation has been with problems relating to tracking dogs, particularly bloodhound testimony.' The Montana Supreme...