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NONHUMAN RIGHTS AND WHY HAPPY THE ELEPHANT SHOULD BE GRANTED LEGAL PERSONHOOD AND IMMEDIATELY RELEASED TO A SANCTUARY #AnimalLaw #AnimalRights #IStandWithHappy

A friend of mine who is a vegan activist and artist, Michael, reached out to me with a great idea – to create a tweet thread explaining the significance of the Nonhuman Rights Project’s landmark elephant rights case. With the help of him and fellow activist Leah, we worked on the following with the intent … Continue reading

Animal Law and New York: Bills to Watch Out For in 2018

This information came my way via the National Link Coalition newsletter for January. The National Link Coalition is dedicated to stopping violence against people and animals. I highly recommend its monthly newsletter as a way to stay on top of the latest in criminal justice, child protection, legislation, and more, regarding animal cruelty and “interspecies … Continue reading

Today in Speciesism: Why does the Nebraska legislature want to protect animal abusers, but criminalize animal rights activists who use drone photography?

I was going through my Google alert notifications when I came upon “Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows“, an article written by Grant Schulte. The headline was appalling enough; the text of the article was even worse. Not only does the article fail in its objectivity – it only … Continue reading

.@PETA files lawsuit challenging Iowa’s ag-gag law

  Exposers of animal abuse should be protected, NOT punished! Why PETA is going to court to fight #Iowa’s #AgGag law. https://t.co/YhZhHQvjT9 — PETA (@peta) October 11, 2017   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, along with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, the Center for Food Safety, … Continue reading

Dairy industry is shook! Outrageous legislation, shocking lobby spending, and more.

The dairy industry thinks consumers are confused about plant-based milk products. Could they be right? Readers, maybe it’s time we had the talk. In case you don’t know, products like “soy milk,” “almond milk,” and “cashew milk” do not come from cows. Cows only produce cow milk. No soya, almond, or cashew were forcibly impregnated … Continue reading

Monday News Grab Bag! 4/10

This weekly grab bag of news is brought to you by a beautiful bird I found on Flickr. 10,000 dog adoptions, through HSUS pet stores conversion program via Humane Society of the United States After launching this campaign in 2013, we’ve worked with 20 pet stores across the country to stop selling puppy mill dogs … Continue reading

Monday News Grab Bag! 3/27

These links are brought to you by shelter dogs… Court of Appeals rules airlines have right to ban hunting trophies  via Animal News 24-7 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 20,  2017 ruled that Delta Airlines is under no legal obligation to carry hunting trophies. The Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

Animal Law & Environmental Law Tweets of the Week

Another week, another set of tweets! Please share, RT, click, and follow. (By the way, the featured image to this post is of my friend’s chicken, Penelope, who I often pet-sit!) Big thanks to @RepEdRoyce for your support in helping us take shark fins off the menu #FinBanNow https://t.co/UtWGk0Ei27 — Oceana (@Oceana) March 14, 2017 … Continue reading

Animal Law Tweets of the Week

Another week, another group of tweets! Read on for a roundup of links about the Dairy Pride Act, the Nonhuman Rights Project, dachshund racing (?!), and more… Help stop the Dairy Pride Act that will stifle #plant-based competition! https://t.co/PYZWfrjVKp #vegan #animallaw #unfaircompetition pic.twitter.com/PwY80RYtZU — Kelly Levenda (@KellyLevenda) March 9, 2017 The dairy industry claims this … Continue reading

Kentucky Horses At Risk! Who’s behind this outrageous new bill, and how to stop it!

In its most recent report of animal protection law rankings, the Animal Legal Defense Fund ranked the state of Kentucky dead last – for the tenth year in a row. Here are some of the reasons why Kentucky was chosen – again – as the worst state: Felony provisions are available only for cruelty and fighting, both against only select animals; No felony provisions for neglect or abandonment; Inadequate definitions/standards of basic care; and Veterinarians are prohibited from reporting suspected cruelty or fighting. One would … Continue reading