In no particular order, check out some tweets about animals and the law! Okay, so there are more than 10 tweets this time. I really wanted to include a few good tweets about the Nonhuman Rights Project! Tweets are from 5/21 – 5/31.
You can follow me on Twitter @ThePawReport to see more tweets about animal law and animal rights, and to let me know what you’re reading!
Our latest @cknw #podcast is out! @animallawcanada and @seanleslie980 discuss the emerging field of #animallaw https://t.co/Up8yxfZTTu
— Boughton Law (@BoughtonLaw) May 21, 2015
Registration opens June 1st! The 23rd #AnimalLaw Conference! Oct 16-18 @lclarklaw w/ @ALDF http://t.co/24APREVWyq pic.twitter.com/4V5x6nRHZ9
— CALS (@CALSAnimalLaw) May 31, 2015
More arrests to come in regards to QLD greyhound industry. Nice to see some justice for animals!🐁 #justice #animallaw http://t.co/UpPePsC1ya
— Animal Law Australia (@animallawaus) May 31, 2015
Great profile of a great #animal #lawyer! http://t.co/Mh8tsDang8 #animallaw
— ALDF (@ALDF) May 29, 2015
"Tennessee passes first statewide animal-abuse registry" http://t.co/MMlFXtklBK via .@AVMAvets #Criminology #animalcruelty #animallaw
— GEVHA (@GEVHA1) May 28, 2015
Chimpanzee representatives argue for animals' rights in New York court http://t.co/fwnRW11CWP #AnimalLaw pic.twitter.com/joqLaD1Me6
— AnimalLawUK (@AnimalLawUK) May 28, 2015
Today in NY: @NonhumanRights argued two #chimpanzees should be granted writ of habeas corpus and released to sanctuary. #animallaw
— AnimalLawConference (@AnimalLawCon) May 27, 2015
Pioneering animal rights court cases take us away from anthropocentrism http://t.co/Gee0wGs0Fm via @nonhumanrights #speciesism #animallaw
— Tiersein ∞ حیوانم (@veganwerden) May 27, 2015
Why we must give apes the right to bodily liberty: A legal perspective http://t.co/h1LwfX2Jnh
— WIRED (@WIRED) May 26, 2015
#JohnnyDepp's #dogs Pistol and Boo unwelcomed in #Australia. Possible jail/fine: http://t.co/gAPaIf6cRi @latimes @NardineSaad #animallaw
— Legal Green Room (@LegalGreenRoom) May 27, 2015
"While #animallaw has gained prominence in recent years" – AND WE NEED MORE! #PetMediation https://t.co/Sx4UiC0lZb
— Kim Venturo ARA (@KVenturo) May 29, 2015
.@CamilleLabchuk and the rise of animal-rights law | Precedent Magazine http://t.co/WQkkNnCOQy via @PrecedentMag #animallaw
— The Paw Report (@ThePawReport) May 26, 2015
If someone wanted to get involved in animal politics at the town level, what kind of animal welfare/animal rights ordinances or initiatives would you recommend putting forward?
Hi, thanks for contacting me! I’m so sorry that it has taken me this long to respond.
You have asked a great question!
It really depends on where you live and what you think the animals near you would need the most. For example, maybe your town has a high kill rate at its local animal shelter, and your town sells puppies. Then you could try proposing a law that would prevent the selling of puppies. Or another example concerning cats and dogs could be leash laws, or helping protect feral cat colonies. You could also consider what wildlife in your town needs protection.
It also could be an issue of strengthening current laws. Many laws remain outdated or don’t protect all the animals that they could. For example, check out your local anti-cruelty statutes to see what animals it protects, the extent of the punishment, what punishment entails, etc. If there are any laws concerning traveling circuses, maybe update the law to include more animals to prevent wild animals being forced to perform in your town.
I’m a member of the NYC Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee, and the Committee writes a letter to the Mayor and the Governor regarding policy recommendations. Check out the letters we wrote for some ideas: http://www2.nycbar.org/pdf/report/uploads/20072599-TransistionMemotoMayor-ElectBilldeBlasio.pdf; http://www2.nycbar.org/pdf/report/uploads/20072082-LettertoGovernorCuomoofferingitsviewsregardingimportantpolicydecisionsreanimals.pdf. You can see the other reports we have written here: http://www.nycbar.org/legislative-affairs/policy-issues-aamp-advocacy/legal-issues-pertaining-to-animals As you can see, there are so many ways to protect animals.