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The Wrath Of Irma

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As those of us fortunate enough to be outside of the reach of Irma watch with concern about the impact this storm is wreaking on Florida and its human and animal residents, it is important to keep in mind how we can all help...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

USDA Re-Posts A New Version Of Its Searchable Database Of Animal Welfare Act Licensees

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As USDA had previously suggested, it just posted a new version of the searchable database that had been dismantled this past February. Many animal rights organizations and animal-trade organizations had expressed outrage...more

The Goals Of Animal Rights And Animal Welfare Groups Do Not align.

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Reports from two animal-related trade organizations provide insight into the current status and goals of animal rights organizations intent on eliminating the use of animals by humans, without regard to how humanely those...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

Governor Christie Right-Sizes Pet Purchase Protection Law (Mostly)

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Governor Christie issued a conditional veto on May 1, 2017, amending S 3041 significantly and correcting some constitutional deficiencies in the existing law (New Jersey’s Pet Purchase Protection Act) as well as glaring...more

Pet Store Owners Will Be Criminals If California’s AB485 Becomes Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

California AB485 will criminalize what has been considered lawful interstate commerce since at least 1966, when Congress first passed the Animal Welfare Act, 7. U.S.C. §2131 et seq....more

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