March 24, 2017

Bills introduced in the Florida legislature earlier this year (HB 871/SB 1628) propose creation of a statewide animal abusers’ registry in Florida, available online, that would list the names of those convicted of animal abuse, similar to Florida’s sexual offender registry. In addition, the law would make it a second-degree misdemeanor for a pet dealer to sell to anyone on the list. The Registry would be maintained through the...

March 24, 2017

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is maintaining an abuse claim against the Florida Aquarium over the death of a nurse shark due to starvation as part of a training program gone wrong.  We previously posted about the claim in January 2017.  Since then, the State Attorney's Office and the Pet Resource Center have indicated that they are not pursuing the complaint.

The Florida Aquarium maintains that they have never imp...

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