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Legislative Update Report No. 2014-14

In This Article: - Federal Government - Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - New Brunswick - Newfoundland - Northwest Territories - Nova Scotia - Nunavut - Ontario - Prince Edward...more

Ag-gag v. Whistleblowing

On February 8, 2013, Amy Meyer went to the Dale Smith Meatpacking Company in Draper City, Utah to see where her meat comes from. She peeked through the barbed wire fence and saw a sick cow being treated like rubble. She...more

Legislative Update Report - No. 2014-02 - Jan 24, 2014

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

DOJ, SEC Announce Anti-Bribery Enforcement Actions Against U.S. Agribusiness Firm

On December 20, the DOJ and the SEC announced separate enforcement actions against a major U.S. agribusiness firm and one of its foreign subsidiaries. In the DOJ action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central...more

Notice of Public Hearing:

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law Town Of Ovid, New York Proposed Local Law No. “B” of the year 2013: “A local law repealing the “Unnecessary Noise” ordinance of the Town of Ovid,” NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN...more

Legal Links of Interest for the week ending October 12, 2012

Legal Links of Interest for the week ending October 12, 2012 by Steven Getman Sunday, October 14, 2012 Attorney Steven Getman notes some of the stories about the law and lawyers in the news this past week: • One...more

New Jersey Gambling Offenses

New Jersey Gambling Offenses

2C:37-1. Definitions The following definitions apply to this chapter and to chapter 64: a. "Contest of chance" means any contest, game, pool, gaming scheme or gaming device in which the outcome depends in a material...more

Mediating Animal-Law Issues

Published on the National Business Institute (CLE) website on April 4, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. http://cleblog.nbi-sems.com/2012/04/mediating-animal-law-issues/#more-8...more

Outline of New York Farm Animal Welfare Law

This is an outline of farm animal welfare law in the state of New York....more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC: Jacky Martin racing again: Racing legend looks to McAfee & Taft to regain jockey license By Jeff Todd

To say the least, the name Jacky Martin is well known in Quarter Horse racing circles. In fact, it is not a stretch to describe the jockey as a legend in the sport. Jacky won his first All American Futurity in 1976. Since...more

How to Handle Visits from Non-Police Officers

This article guides New York livestock producers on how to handle non-police officers who want to view the farm and animals to investigate whether there is any animal cruelty....more

Missouri Veterinary Medical Board v. Gray

Defendant's Sur-Reply to Petitioners... Motion for Partial Judgment on the Pleadings

The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board filed a lawsuit seeking to enjoin Brooke Gray from filing down sharp enamel points on horses' teeth, which the Board argues constitutes the practice of veterinary medicine. Gray denied...more

Missouri Veterinary Medical Board v. Brooke Gray and B&B Equine Dentistry

Defendants' Response to Motion for Partial Judgment on the Pleadings

The Missouri Board of Veterinary Medicine filed suit against Brooke Gray and B&B Equine Dentistry, alleging that they had committed the crime of practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Ms. Gray is alleged to have...more

The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010

Prop 19 - Copy of California Proposition 19 to Legalize Marijuana

Full text copy of California's Prop 19 initiative up for vote on November 2, 2010. If passed, Proposition 19 will in effect legalize marijuana in California. See text of the intiative for details. Includes following...more

Forest Land Occupation and Operation Blocking Issues in Guangxi

This is a memorandum reporting legal issues related to the forest land occupation and operation blocking situation at a state-owned forest farm in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The memorandum is divided into five...more

Animal Law Update

Animal Law Update - August 2010...more

CWP 9521 of 2010 (Resurgence and Ors. Vs. State of Punjab and Ors.)

Civil Writ Petition - Public Interest (PIL)

A big fraud is being committed on the public exchequer by the bureaucracy in Punjab by registering societies under the Societies Registration Act to discharge the functions that are otherwise within the domain of the State...more

What New York Livestock Producers Should Do When a Peace Officer Comes Knocking on Their Barn Door

This article seeks to advise New York livestock producers what they should do when a non-police officer (a "peace officer") from an animal society has a warrant and wants to investigate whether there is livestock animal...more

Missouri Veterinary Medical Board v. Gray

Defendants' Sur-Reply to Petitioner's... Motion in Limine

The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board filed suit seeking to enjoin Brooke Gray from filing sharp enamel points from horses' teeth, which the Board argues constitutes the practice of veterinary medicine, which is a criminal...more

Checklist: What Livestock Producers Should Do When A Peace Officers Asks To Investigate Their Property

This document gives New York livestock producers a checklist of what to do when a duly incorporated animal society (principally the SPCA) obtains a warrant under the New York Agriculture & Markets Law to investigate a...more

How To Counsel New York Livestock Producers Against Animal Cruelty Charges

This documents serves as a guide to attorneys assisting New York livestock producers who are at risk for animal cruelty prosecution. ...more

Animal Victims/Human Victims: Case Files

Criminologists view the intensity of vicious behavior — regardless of the victim's identity — as a precursor to future violence. The FBI red flags animal abuse when profiling homicidal suspects and identifies it as a stage...more

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