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January 4, 2019

As the values of our society have changed over time, often very slowly over decades, our laws have naturally followed suit.  During the last two decades in this country we have seen an accelerating awareness of animals' sentience and intelligence as well as an increase...

January 2, 2018

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), along with a coalition of animal advocacy groups, is proposing the Florida Orca Protection Act for the upcoming 2018 legislative session.  If passed, the bill, which is modeled after the recently passed California Orca Protection A...

October 27, 2017

On October 13, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed what is thought to be a bill that is the first of its kind in the nation.  Under Assembly Bill (A.B.) 485, beginning January 1, 2019, pet stores will be prohibited from selling any cats, dogs, or rabbits th...

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