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CITIZEN STANDING TO ENFORCE ANTI-CRUELTY LAWS BY OBTAINING INJUNCTIONS: THE NORTH CAROLINA EXPERIENCE

William A. Reppy, Jr.


11 Animal L. 39 (2005)
Publish Date:
2005
Place of Publication: Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark School of Law
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CITIZEN STANDING TO ENFORCE ANTI-CRUELTY LAWS BY OBTAINING INJUNCTIONS: THE NORTH CAROLINA EXPERIENCE

North Carolina law authorizes citizen standing for the enforcement of anti-cruelty laws, thus supplementing criminal prosecution by means not used in any other state. Citizens, cities, counties, and animal welfare organizations can enforce animal cruelty laws through a civil injunction. This article explores the various amendments to North Carolinas civil enforcement legislation and the present laws strengths and weaknesses. The Author suggests an ideal model anti-cruelty civil remedies statute. (pdf file -

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