Encouraging pet-friendly housing while protecting landlords from liability
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Contributor(s):: Laurel Palluzi
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
They Say Emotional Support Dog, We Say Service Dog: Why the Americans with Disabilities Act Should Recognize Emotional Support Dogs as Service Animals
| 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...
For the Love of Darcie: recognising the human-companion animal relationship in housing law and policy
| 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...
Veterinarians and Their Perception of the Treatment of Animal Abuse Cases in the Criminal Justice System
| Contributor(s):: Dustin A. Richardson
Americans love their companion animals. In 2015, nearly two-thirds (65%) of all households in the U.S. housed at least one pet (APPA, n.d.). This love does not translate to policy, however, as many animals are left defenseless. Interestingly, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (2016) has ranked...
Healing bonds: Animal assisted interventions with adjudicated male youth
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Amy, Bruneau, Laura, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
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...
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,...
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...
| Contributor(s):: Skarbnik, John H.
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?
| Contributor(s):: Curriden, Mark
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...
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...
To Clone or not to Clone: A Look at Why Cloning Fluffy and Fido Might not be in the Best Interests of Society and May Inevitably Pave the Way for Human Cloning
| Contributor(s):: Penelope Tsernoglou
Dolly was the first. Others soon followed: goats, pigs, and mice to name a few. Recently the world has witnessed the first birth of a cloned companion animal, CC the cat. This is a huge step in making cloning more acceptable within American society because humans relate far more to...
Pet Custody: Distorting Language and the Law
| Contributor(s):: John Dewitt Gregory
Pets or companion animals are the property of those who own them. In this article, I shall show that pets that are the subject of disputes between divorcing spouses or separating unmarried couples should continue to be characterized as property under a rational legal system. Proposals in the law...
Governing pets and their humans: Dogs and Companion Animals in New South Wales, 1966-98
| Contributor(s):: Borthwick, Fiona
Epidemiological approaches to the pet overpopulation problem
| Contributor(s):: Linda Kay Lord
Methods to accurately describe the pet overpopulation problem have been limited in their scope for the past 30 years. Although various studies have been conducted to estimate the magnitude of the problem at a local, state and national level, less than optimal methodology and response rates have...
Current state of the chimpanzee pet trade in Sierra Leone
| Contributor(s):: Kabasawa, Asami