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Brief Summary of Rodeos This brief summary explores issues of animal welfare and rodeos. The summary explores the history of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the self-governing rules implemented by the organization. The few federal and state laws applicable to rodeo animals are discussed as well as local laws that have more stringent bans.
Brief Summary of Police Shooting Pets Update This brief summary explores recent trends in cases involving the shooting of pets by police officers. The primary law under which such claims can be brought (42 U.S.C. §1983) is presented as well as defenses available to such actions. Finally, a short discussion on enhancement in training methods for officers and community strategies are provided.
Brief Summary of Medical Research Animals This brief summary examines various federal regulations on animal biomedical testing within the United States as well as the industry’s standards and trends. The application of the federal Animal Welfare Act and regulations issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are discussed. The importance of self-regulation mainly through the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) is also outlined.
Brief Summary of Legal Implications of Dolphin and Human Interactions This brief summary explores some of the ethical and legal issues involved in human-dolphin interactions.
Brief Summary of Feral Cat and Wild Bird Controversy This summary briefly covers the factors contributing to the feral cat crisis. It also outlines the factors that may result in population increases of free-roaming cats. The summary then concludes by exploring the shift in focus, which now views them as "community cats," and how this enhanced caretaking has led to unintended predation on bird populations and competition with other native mammals.
Brief Summary of Elephants and the Ivory Trade This paper will examine the global ivory trade and its effect of elephant populations. It begins with a historical discussion of ivory demand as well as the relationship between elephants and ivory. The paper then looks at poaching rates over time and the poaching industry generally. Next, the paper considers two competing approaches to elephant conservation and catalogues how they have informed CITES decisions regarding elephants beginning in 1975. In addition, it discusses relevant laws in ivory-producing nations and consuming nations. Finally, the paper examines U.S. laws regarding elephants and ivory, as well as legal challenges to those policies.
Brief Summary of Dog Auctions and Retail Rescue This brief summary explores the recent changes with respect to dog auctions and the role of rescues. The limited federal and state oversight is discussed as well as new retail pet store bans that have inadvertently fueled "retail rescue" phenomenon.
Brief Summary of Commercial Breeders and Puppy Mills This provides a brief overview of the commercial breeding industry in the United States.
Brief Summary of Breed Specific Legislation
Brief Summary of Animal Euthanasia This article offers a brief summary of the topic of euthanasia of animals. It shows an overview of the reasons behind animal euthanasia, different euthanasia methods, and who may perform euthanasia. The article also refers to the states' approach to animal euthanasia.