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Veterinary Malpractice Rebecca Wisch

Brief Summary of Veterinary Malpractice
Rebecca F. Wisch (2003; updated 2010)

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Laws and Regulations Concerning Equine Transport Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This document provides an overview of the 11 states that have laws or regulations concerning the transportation of horses that specifically prohibit the use of double-deck trailers.

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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
Animal-Related Laws Enacted or Amended in 2010 Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This article provides an overview of animal-related laws passed and/or amendment in 2010.

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Detailed Discussion of Montana Great Ape Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center The following article discusses Great Apes law in Montana. Mississippi law directly regulates Great Apes by a law that bans the importation and possession of certain wild animals deemed "inherently dangerous." In addition, the state also addresses Great Apes in its general anti-cruelty law as well as its endangered species provisions. While the state of Montana controls possession and importation of “exotic wildlife” by law, great apes are not specifically identified or addressed. Instead, Montana regulates the possession of great apes by administrative regulation and reference to the federal endangered species list. In the regulations, great apes are specifically defined as a "prohibited species " meaning they “may not be possessed, sold, purchased, exchanged, or transported in Montana, except as provided. . .”. In addition, Montana law addresses the commercial use of great apes in what it terms, “roadside menageries,” where animals are kept in captivity for the purpose of exhibition or attracting trade. Like other states, Montana does not define Great Apes as "endangered," either under its own endangered species law or accompanying regulation. It does, however, cover them by reference to federal law. Finally, great apes are covered under the state’s anti-cruelty law. However, the law contains a number of exempt categories including scientific research and teaching. Article
How Can I Report Animal Abuse Shown on Social Media? Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center This FAQ discusses the issue of reporting animal cruelty witnessed on a social media website. Article
FAQ: Advocating for animal laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This reader-based FAQ provides information on how to begin animal advocacy.

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Overview of Laws Restricting the Age of Puppies for Sale Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This overview discusses state laws that place restrictions on the sale of young puppies. Approximately 15 states have enacted laws or administrative regulations that generally require puppies to be between 6 and 8 weeks prior to being offered for sale.

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

This quick summary examines the historical reasons behind the passage of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. It also lists the relevant provisions of the Act, including what actions violate the Act and the potential penalties violators face, as well as what controversies the Act has created. At the bottom of the document are links to more detailed analyses of the Act.

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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

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