2016 Study of Current Conditions of Kentucky County Animal Shelters and Degree of Compliance with Kentucky Animal Shelter Laws
| Contributor(s):: Cynthia L. Gaskill, Rachel Cullman-Clark, Liane Lachiewicz, Matt Lamarre, Brad Rohleder, Kristin Sadler, Rachel Sparling, Craig N. Carter
Kentucky’s county animal shelter conditions have not been studied for over 20 years. Major goals of this study were to assess current conditions in Kentucky’s county shelters and determine the degree of compliance with Kentucky shelter laws. Additional information was gathered to...
Oct 13 2017
25th Annual Animal Law Conference
Feb 18 2016
Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law
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...
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...
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...
A study of the statutes, regulations and judicial rulings impacting the access of service animals to the public schools
| Contributor(s):: Mroz, Jenell A.
c 60 Veterinarians Act, 1989
c V.3 Veterinarians Act/Loi sur les veterinaires
c 22 Animals for Research Act
c 41 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997/Loi de 1997 sur la protection du poisson et de la faune
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.
The Evolution of the Endangered Species Act
| Contributor(s):: Jillian Gelb Sauchelli
The Endangered Species Act is often considered to be one of the most farreaching, and patently assertive federal statutes ever to be implemented by Congress. In fact, at its passage, “the Endangered Species Act of 1973 represented the most comprehensive legislation for the...
Strength from Weakness: How Legalizing Sport Hunting of Endangered Species Could Provide the Conservation Effort Its Greatest Weapon
| Contributor(s):: Patrick Tubridy Smith
Famed author and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote “[o]ur strength grows out of our weaknesses”.1 Emerson’s belief that in recognizing weakness one becomes stronger echoes throughout human history. In the Book of Exodus, the Bible provides that during...
Attacking the Innocent: Why Breed Specific Legislation Cannot Achieve its Stated Goals
| Contributor(s):: Shaw Smith Williams
The term “Breed-specific legislation”, or “BSL”, is a term in United States and foreign law which refers to any law that focuses on the regulation of a particular breed of animal. As one can imagine, there are a multitude of incarnations of BSL at the municipal...
Pets as Persons Under the Law in Custody Disputes
| Contributor(s):: Danyelle Melissa Shapiro
My personal experiences have led to my passionate view that pets should be considered persons under the law. My father died at a young age, leaving my mom alone having to raise three children on her own. After all three of us moved out she has been lonely not having us around....
The Reasonable Pet: An Examination of the Enforcement of Restrictions in California Common Interest Developments After Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Ass'n, Inc.
| Contributor(s):: Daniel R. Puterbaugh
Thirty-two million Americans live in common interest developments (CIDs);1 this amounts to one out of eight U.S. residents.2 Of those thirty-two million, nearly one-fifth are in California,3 representing a full twenty percent of the state'spopulation.4 Further, given the popularity...
The Elephant in the Room: Detrimental Effects of Animals' Property Status on Standing in Animal Protection Cases
| Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Morrish
Animals’ long-standing status as property serves to hinder many attempts to secure rights and protections for animals in the legal arena. Even within the realm of property law, states vary on how animals are viewed and protected. Because of these long-held views...
Non-Economic Damages in Pet Litigation: The Serious Need to Preserve a Rational Rule
| Contributor(s):: Victor E. Schwartz, Emily J. Laird
For more than two hundred years, the traditional rule in pet law has been to limit damages to the market value of the animal that has been injured or killed. This system has worked well, resulting in low and predictable costs of veterinary services. Yet, some have regarded the...