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  1. Oct 13 2017

    25th Annual Animal Law Conference

    Lewis and Clark Law School and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have a rich history hosting and supporting animal law conferences for students, practitioners, scholars and activists. In 1982, ALDF...

  2. 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)".

  3. Feb 24 2017

    The “I Am NOT an Animal!” Symposium

    Why is it that despite the continuing work of animal protection, conservation and ecological groups, the situation for most of our fellow animals continues to go from bad to worse?And why are we...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Equitable Self-Ownership for Animals

    Contributor(s):: David Favre

    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...

  9. 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...

  10. Living property: a new status for animals within the legal system

    Contributor(s):: Favre, David

  11. 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...

  12. A brief history of animal law, Part I (1972-1987)

    Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.

  13. A brief history of animal law, Part II (1985-2011)

    Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...