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Brief Introduction to Pet Damages Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This article provides a brief overview of the issues relevant to damages associated with pet loss or injury. Included is a brief discussion of the traditional property status of pets and an examination of typical awards in cases involving injury to pets.

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Brief Overview of Pet Trust Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This brief overview discusses how pet trusts can help owners care for their pets in the event of disability or death.

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How to Search for Your Municipality's Animal-Related Ordinances Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This document briefly explains how one may search for electronic versions of his or her municipality's animal control ordinances over the Interent.

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Table of State Assistance Animal Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center This table compares all 50 states' service animal laws for several categories. Included are public accommodation laws, criminal interference laws, licensing laws, disabled pedestrian laws, and service animal misrepresentation laws. Links to the text of the various laws are provided. Topic Table
Brief Summary of Breed Specific Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This article provides a brief summary of breed-specific legislation and the legal challenges to such laws.

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Overview of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This overview of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act provides annotations that link into a more detailed legal discussion of the Act. The summary reviews the historical underpinnings behind the passage of the Act and an examination of the major amendments to the original Act. Finally, the legal issues and controversies spawned by challenges to the Act are briefly summarized.

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Detailed Discussion of Utah Great Ape Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center The following article discusses Great Ape law in Utah.Utah does not have a law dealing with great apes, but addresses use and possession through regulations issued under the authority of the state’s Wildlife Resources Code. Additionally, only some great apes are protected under Utah’s anti-cruelty laws. The law prohibits both affirmative acts of cruelty such as torture or unjustified killing, and the failure to provide necessary food, water, care, or shelter for an animal in the person's custody. Exceptions to the definition of “animal” exclude those animals owned or kept by a AZAA accredited zoological park or temporarily in the state as part of a circus or traveling exhibitor licensed by the USDA. Article
Overview of State Cruelty Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This summary describes some of the basic features of state cruelty laws with links to further discussions.

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Quick Index of Pleadings Topics Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This alphabetical topical index provides links to the summaries of various pleadings. You may then click on the case name, which will bring you to a summary and listing of the available pleading documents for that specific case.

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Table of 2011 Amendments to Animal Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This table provides a topic overview of laws passed or amended in late 2010/2011. Links to the text of the amended laws are provided.

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