Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New animal law blog

This one is by professors from Pace Law School

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Animal Law happy hour at the Happy Gnome tonight!

7-9pm. Look for us with the Halloween rat as honored guest. :)

Weird one

Story is here.

Not nearly as bad as the incident with the bulldog in St. Paul a few weeks ago, but sad how animals often take the brunt of the abuse in domestic violence situations.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Upcoming PLP Oct. 30th

As part of Eco-Week at Mitchell, the Animal Law Society is sponsoring a showing of the documentary The Future of Food on Thursday, Oct. 30th.

Eco-Week is a week long event focusing on sustainability. The events are sponsored by the SBA Sustainability Committee, the Environmental Law Society, and the Animal Law Society.

More info on Nov. 12th MSBA Animal Law CLE/PLP

Register here.

Senator Don Betzold
MN State Senate - 51st District

Please join us for this inside look at the intersection of animal law and the legislative process.

Senator Betzold has been a member of the Minnesota State Senate since 1993. Past Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he currently chairs the State Government Budget Division. A lawyer in private practice since 1980, Senator Betzold is also a retired Colonel Judge Advocate in the U. S. Army Reserves.

In addition to discussing some of his past legislative initiatives, Senator Betzold will update you on the provisions and current status of the Dog and Cat Breeders Act. The bill is intended to implement Board of Animal Health regulation of so-called puppy and kitten mills by providing for, among other provisions, inspections, an investigation procedure after complaint, and penalties. In addition to learning about the details and scope of the Act, Senator Betzold will discuss the challenges currently faced in moving the bill through the legislative session.

Don't miss this chance to learn about the new Act and to join an educated discussion about the challenges and opportunities the legislative process presents for protecting animal welfare.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

animal law course at Mitchell

Animal Law is tentatively scheduled to be offered this coming spring ('09)! This is still dependent on confirming that the professor is available but it is still great news. Keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Proposed amendment in California regarding farm animals

Proposition 2 would require that farms provide animals with enough room to live comfortably. This site is run by a group sponsored by the Humane Society.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hurricane refugee dogs coming to MN

I'm not sure why the dogs need to come all the way to MN to find homes but at least they are putting them up for adoption. Link to article