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HONORABLE DISCHARGE: PAWS v. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY Andrea Vitalich 1 Animal L. 133 (1995) This article explores the implications of Progressive Animal Welfare Society v. Dep't of Navy and presents one possible vision of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) in the area of animal protection. The author begins by examining NEPA and the Progressive case, and what the case may mean for marine mammals. Next, the author considers the possible applications of the Progressive holding to the protection of other animals. Finally, the author concludes that NEPA, through reverse impact studies, remains the best hope for preserving this country's wildlife. Article
HONORABLE DISCHARGE : PAWS V. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY Andrea Vitalich 1 Animal L. 133 (1995) This article explores the implications of Progressive Animal Welfare Society v. Dep't of Navy and presents one possible vision of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) in the area of animal protection. The author begins by examining NEPA and the Progressive case, and what the case may mean for marine mammals. Next, the author considers the possible applications of the Progressive holding to the protection of other animals. Finally, the author concludes that NEPA, through reverse impact studies, remains the best hope for preserving this country's wildlife. Article
Voiceless Animal Law Toolkit Voiceless Australia www.voiceless.org.au

Overview of the state of Animal Law in Australia.

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America Gets What it Wants: Pet Trusts and a Future for its Companion Animals Breahn Vokolek 76 UMKC L. Rev. 1109 (Summer, 2008)

The pet trust has earned wide acceptance despite its unique non-human and noncharitable nature and has been adopted relatively quickly compared to other novel types of trusts. This comment reviews the history and characteristics of pet trusts to determine why they have been so widely recognized and to explore how the growth in their use and acceptance may be predictive of the development of trusts in the future.

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Non-Economic Damages: Where Does It Get Us and How Do We Get There? Sonia S. Waisman 1 Journal of Animal Law 7 (2005)

A new movement in tort law seeks to provide money damages to persons losing a companion animal. These non-compensatory damages are highly controversial, and spark a debate as to whether such awards are the best thing for the animals—or for the lawyers. Would a change in the property status of companion animals better solve this important and emotional legal question?

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Recovery of "Non-Economic Damages" for Wrongful Killing or Injury of Companion Animals: A Judicial and Legislative Trend Sonia S. Waisman and Barbara R. Newell 7 Animal L. 45 (2001)

Ms. Waisman and Ms. Newell discuss the recent legislative actions regarding recovery of non-economic damages for companion animals. They explore the history of human loss of consortium and companionship damages, the role nonhuman animals play in human lives, and propose legislation that will adequately reflect nonhuman animals' place in our society.

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Will the Heavens Fall? De-Radicalizing the Precedent-Breaking Decision Paul Waldau 7 Animal L. 75 (2001)

This article offers an extended analogy for the purpose of posing basic questions about proposals for granting legal rights to some nonhuman animals. The analogy is drawn from the precedent-breaking eighteenth century English case Somerset v. Stewart, which liberated an African slave. The article highlights the complex cultural backdrop in each situation, and suggests that the comparison helps one see the nature and possibilities of precedent-breaking decisions that rely on various non-legal resources available to judges who, because of conscience, principle, or policy considerations, choose not to follow established precedent.

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Overview of Municipal Ordinances Charlotte Walden Animal Legal & Historical Center

This overview first describes how to navigate the municipal ordinance section of the ALHC website. The process of municipal ordinance creation is outlined as well as what animal-related topics are typically covered in local codes.

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Overview of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) Ordinances Charlotte A. Walden Animal Legal & Historical Center

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is created when a municipality or a county believes a certain breed of dog poses a hazard to the public health, safety, and welfare. While this website does not contain every ordinance relating to BSL, it does contain many samples of how BSL can be constructed. For more information on your city's or county's ordinances, please contact the city or county of interest.

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Table of Reporting Animal Cruelty in the United States Charlotte Walden Animal Legal and Historical Center

The following table, while not exhaustive, provides information on where to report animal cruelty. If you do not find a local contact in your region on this table, you can conduct a search on your favorite search engine for local law enforcement, an animal shelter/control agency, or a humane society.

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