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Detailed Discussion of Oklahoma Great Ape Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center The following article discusses Great Ape law in Oklahoma.Oklahoma does not have a law specifically addressing great apes; instead, it is unlawful for an individual to possess a great ape in the state of Oklahoma under the state’s endangered species law.Great apes are generally protected from intentional abuse and neglect under the state’s anti-cruelty law. Unlike many other states, the law does not exempt scientific research facilities from its provisions. Article
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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2015 State Law Amendments Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This table summarizes the statutory amendments that occurred in 2015. The table gives a brief description of the changes and links to the actual text of the laws.

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Table of State Dog Leash Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center This table explores the state laws that address control and constraint of dogs, usually by leash. While most leash laws exist at the local/municipal level, some states do have leash laws during times of rabies outbreaks, after a dog has been declared "dangerous," in designated wildlife areas, or during the period between sunset and sunrise. Topic Table
Brief Summary of Local and State Dog Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center

This summary examines the nature and authority of state and local dog laws. It also describes the general subjects included in dog laws, such as loose dogs and impoundment procedures. The concept of preemption of local laws is also defined.

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2017 Statutory Amendments Table Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center This table details the animal-related legislative changes that occurred across all fifty states in 2017. Links are provided to the amended laws and a summary of the change appears in the adjacent column. 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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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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Detailed Discussion of Wisconsin Great Ape Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center The following article discusses Wisconsin Great Ape law. Wisconsin does not have a specific law that prohibits the possession of apes or otherwise addresses their care. The state has a chapter on captive wildlife with a number of provisions related to the possession of captive live wild animals, which would generally include great apes.The state’s endangered species law also prohibits the taking, transport, and possession of endangered or threatened species, including federally-listed species. It is unclear based on a reading of the law whether it requires state permits for foreign endangered species. The law specifically exempts zoological societies or municipal zoos from its reach. Finally, apes are covered generally under the state’s anti-cruelty laws as warm-blooded, non-human animals. The law prohibits treating animals in a cruel manner, which includes causing unnecessary and excessive pain, suffering, or unjustifiable death. Additionally, all animals kept in captivity must have adequate food, water, and shelter. Article
Pet Vaccination Laws Rebecca F. Wisch Animal Legal & Historical Center Topic Table

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