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An Important Reminder From Hurricane Harvey About Animals In Disasters

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As we have seen in footage covering the events following Hurricane Harvey and the unprecedented rain and flooding related thereto, it is extremely important for governments, animal-related business owners and animal owners to...more

New York State Animal Rescue Law-A Start

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

New York recently amended laws governing pet dealers by: (1) exempting incorporated animal shelters, rescue organizations or other non-profit entities that transport or offer animals for adoption (a/k/a “sale”) from the...more

Raising a Paw to Recent Animal Law Efforts in Maryland

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Whoever said that a diamond is a girl’s best friend never had a dog. Within the first few minutes of every conversation, professional or personal, the person I am speaking with always casually, or sometimes intentionally,...more

Efforts Toward an Animal Abuse Registry

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Similar to other abuse registry, animal advocates have been petitioning legislatures to initiate an “animal abuse registry,” which would identify past animal abuse and cruelty law offenders...more

Words Matter-Chimpanzees Are Not “Clients”

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

You have probably heard of the decision by the First Judicial Department’s Appellate’s Division upholding the lower courts’ decision not to sign orders to show cause seeking the transfer of chimpanzees from one form of...more

New York Appellate Court Rules Against Granting Legal “Personhood” Status to Chimpanzees

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In a ruling of considerable importance to zoos, aquariums and other organizations that house animals for display and educational purposes, a New York appellate court unanimously determined this week that two chimpanzees...more

Governor Holds Final Bill Signing Session

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On May 4th, Governor Larry Hogan conducted his last bill signing session for the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session. Although bill numbers are listed, once signed they become law, but the corresponding chapter numbers are...more

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