August 28, 2017

A new bill for the 2018 Florida legislative session, one of the first, would significantly change the criminal law regarding animal hoarding in the state. The bill, SB 86 by Port Orange's Dorothy Hukill, would define animal hoarding and criminalize it as a third-degree felony.  The bill is comparable to a bill filed by Senator Greg Steube of Sarasota that died in the 2017 session while in subcommittee.  

SB 86 would a...

August 28, 2017

A video recently surfaced on social media showing a shark (possibly a blacktip or spinner) being dragged behind a boat traveling at high speed near Tampa.  This is not the first video of its kind: another video, circulated on social media, showed a man repeatedly shooting a hammerhead shark that had been reeled to the side of a boat. State Representative Alex Miller (R-Sarasota) believes that, "In the age of social media more...

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