|Adams v Reahy|| NSWSC 1276||
The first respondent claimed that despite their best efforts their dog was unable to gain weight and appeared emaciated. When proceedings were instituted, the first respondent was successful in being granted a permanent stay as the appellant, the RSPCA, failed to grant the first respondent access to the dog to determine its current state of health. On appeal, it was determined that a permanent stay was an inappropriate remedy and that the first respondent should be granted a temporary stay only until the dog could be examined.
|Adams v. Vance||187 U.S. App. D.C. 41; 570 F.2d 950 (1977)||
An American Eskimo group had hunted bowhead whales as a form of subsistence for generations and gained an exemption from the commission to hunt the potentially endangered species. An injunction was initially granted, but the Court of Appeals vacated the injunction because the interests of the United States would likely have been compromised by requiring the filing of the objection and such an objection would have interfered with the goal of furthering international regulation and protection in whaling matters.
|Adding a Bit More Bite: Suggestions for Improving Animal-Protection Laws in Minnesota||Corwin R. Kruse||34 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1405 (2008)||
This article provides an overview of current Minnesota laws regarding animal abuse and suggestions to future reforms in the laws. Specifically, the author suggests the creation of provisions related to cruelty in the presence of a child, animal hoarding, restrictions on ownership of animals, protective orders, mandatory reporting, expanded training for law enforcement, and civil enforcement of anti-cruelty laws.
|Additional Protocol to the European Convention for the Protection of Animals During International Transport||
Amendments to the European Convention for the Protection of Animals During International Transport. The amendments are mainly procedural rather than substantive.
|Adrian v. Vonk||807 N.W.2d 119 (S.D. 2012)||2011 S.D. 84 (2011); 2011 WL 6260860 (S.D.)||
Ranchers sued State for damage to their property from prairie dogs from public lands. The Supreme Court held that statutes governing State's participation in programs to control prairie dogs did not contain express waivers of sovereign immunity; State's statutorily-mandated actions in controlling prairie dogs were discretionary acts, and ranchers' action was barred by sovereign immunity; and statute did not provide for a nuisance cause of action against the State.
|Ag-gag Laws||Alicia Prygoski||
Brief Summary of Ag-gag Laws
|Against the Current: The Attempt to Keep Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes||Drew YoungeDyke||Animal Legal & Historical Center||
In the man-made channels connecting the Mississippi, Illinois and Des Plaines Rivers to Lake Michigan lurk fish with the potential to dramatically and permanently alter the biomass of the Great Lakes. Asian carp have been found in the Chicago Area Waterway System, and the effort to keep this injurious species out of Lake Michigan has sparked a multi-state legal battle, resurrecting an 81-year old Supreme Court case and a new request that the System’s locks be closed. At stake is the $70 million shipping industry that relies on the locks, the $7 billion fishing industry that relies on the lakes and the invaluable ecosystem and natural resources that comprise world’s largest freshwater lake system.
|AGENDA: Biodiversity Protection: Implementation and Reform of the Endangered Species Act||University of Colorado Boulder Natural Resources Law Center||University of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, "AGENDA: Biodiversity Protection: Implementation and Reform of the Endangered Species Act" (1996). Biodiversity Protection: Implementation and Reform of the Endangered Species Act (June 9-12).||In 1996, the Endangered Species Act was up for reauthorization, and with it, a variety of reform proposals were debated in the Biodiversity Protection Conference at the University of Colorado—Boulder. The following conference proceeding -- which included natural resource scholars, experts from the private and nonprofit sectors, and government officials--examined the rationale for biodiversity protection, the legal framework of the Endangered Species Act, and examples of implementation of the Act from across the West. Special attention was given to major issues raised by the Act that cut across all regions, including: consultations and recovery planning; habitat conservation plans; the ESA and water rights; the ESA and state programs; the ESA and tribal rights; economic impacts of the ESA; and ESA reform proposals.||Article|
|AGENDA: Who Governs the Public Lands: Washington? The West? The Community?||University of Colorado Boulder Natural Resources Law Center||University of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, "AGENDA: Who Governs the Public Lands: Washington? The West? The Community?" (1994). Who Governs the Public Lands: Washington? The West? The Community? (September 28-30).||This second annual western lands conference explored federal initiatives about policy objectives and management approaches for public lands in the West, including the Colorado Grazing Roundtable and Rangeland '94, Option 9 and the Pacific Northwest forests, bypass flows and Colorado national forests, and wilderness protection in Utah. Speakers were from federal agencies; from states; from groups concerned with the use and protection of the public lands; and from academia.||Article|
|Agreement APHIS v. FEI||This agreement was entered into by APHIS and Feld Entertainment, Inc. (FEI). FEI is an exhibitor under the Animal Welfare Act and was issued non-compliance reports after numerous inspections. In this agreement, FEI paid $270,000 to the US Treasurer and had to develop and implement annual training to all of its personnel who worked with animals. The agreement also contains provisions that APHIS would not take action against FEI if FEI followed the agreement.||Pleading|