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November 28, 2017

Representative Tom Leek has introduced HB 473, called "Ponce's Law," that would strengthen Florida's animal cruelty law by allowing judges to prohibit people convicted of animal abuse from having pets.  The law would also give prosecutors more leverage in animal cruelt...

November 28, 2017

In a lengthy exposé, Rene Ebersole writes for National Geographic about an ongoing case regarding alligator poaching.  Nine men stand accused of forty-four felonies, "ranging from the possession and killing of a protected wildlife species to falsifying official records...

November 28, 2017

Animal hoarding is a quiet epidemic in Florida that has serious negative consequences for animal and human welfare, creates significant property damage, and causes a substantial economic burden on government, mental health and animal organizations, and ultimately taxpa...

November 28, 2017

Donna Byrne, 53, was recently arrested for DUI after allegedly riding a horse drunk in a busy highway in the middle of the afternoon.  Section 316.193, Florida Statutes, prohibits a person from being "in actual physical control of a vehicle" while intoxicated.  The sta...

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