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July 13th, 2013
Emergency lawsuit filed by horse slaughter opponents against USDA to stop NM horse slaughter plant.

September 4th, 2013
149 Nevada wild horses saved.

June 30th, 2013
Dog sitter sued for neutering dog.

June 24th, 2013
Nevada wild horse bill signed by governor.

May 24th, 2013
Edmonds animal cruelty case.

Emergency crews rescue starving dog.

April 17th, 2013
Texas denies dog owners' emotional distress damages

April 5th, 2013
Oklahoma horse slaughter bill signed by Governor - ending US ban on horse slaughter.

March 25th, 2013
ALDF foie gras suit
 against CA restaurant for breaking ban.

March 20th, 2013
Did you know xylitol is poisonous for pets?
Great resource! ASPCA Poison Control Center

December 27th, 2012
Christmas miracle girl reunited with dog after dognapping

Nine charged in Wyoming Premium Farms animal cruelty investigation

December 20th, 2012
Canine post traumatic stress disorder suffered by military dogs

November 19th, 2012
Illinois case of animal cruelty and domestic violence.

No North Dakota Felony Animal Cruelty law.

Good explanation of the Supreme Court drug sniffing dog cases.

August 28th, 2012
Nebraska service dog killed

Charges filed in two California horse cruelty cases

August 6th, 2012
49 Animals Seized in Ellensburg animal cruelty investigation.

June 29th, 2012
Amazing UK veterinary malpractice case

June 18th, 2012
Pierce county service dog stolen

Colorado service dog memorial dedication

June 14th, 2012
Duct taped dog animal cruelty cases going to trial

June 8th, 2012
Man charged with animal cruelty after dog dies in hot truck

Ceder Creek service dog training program trains service dogs for veterans.

May 31st, 2012
Animal Rights in Human Legal System - Good Resource

May 16th, 2012
Canadian drug sniffing dog cases to be heard by Supreme Court

April 27th, 2012
Wisc Court of Appeals rules dog pedigree papers not ultimate proof of ownership

April 4th, 2012
Longview dog napper sentenced to prison time.

March 28th, 2012
Champion show dog neglected and wandering streets in California

Tennessee Walking Horse trainer charged with soring

March 22nd, 2012
Tribe granted permit to kill bald eagles

February 3rd, 2012
Sea Shepherd offers $10,000 reward for information on person shooting Puget Sound sea lions

January 10th, 2012
NY Pit Bull wins freedom

Potentially significant FHA case. Condo may be liable for mishandling emotional support animal

Feral cat case continues.

Another case showing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty

January 1st, 2012
Great Lakes Wolf removed from endangered species list

Gossip over Hefner Harris puppy custody dispute

Pet hospice helps pet owners and their companion animals

December 30th, 2011
Alaska seals sick from radiation?

Constitutionality of drug sniffing dogs

Butterball turkey farm raided after undercover video reveals animal cruelty

December 27th, 2011
Iowa Pit Bull Service Dog case going to court

December 6th, 2011
Sculptor who uses exotic wildlife parts in artwork accused of wildlife smuggling.

November 17th, 2011
Dragged LA dog gets new owners.

Texas lawsuit over euthanized dog reinstated. Owners allowed to seek intrinsic value.

November 7th, 2011
40 Horses Seized in Georgia Animal Cruelty Investigation

Humane Society lawsuit against Smithfield Foods pork supplier for McDonald's

October 31st, 2011
King County Halloween adoption rates for cats and kittens.

October 26th, 2011
Small dog slapped out window. NYPD sued.

October 24th, 2011
California Pit Bull Pup shot 38 times looking for home

October 12th, 2011
Chinese American food vendors object to new law banning shark finning

September 21st, 2011
House arrest recommended for teens in Clark County cat shooting case.

September 8th, 2011
King County and Auburn Valley Humane Society compete for Auburn Animal Control Services.

September 1st, 2011
Setback in Tony Tiger Truck Case

Another case of animal cruelty and child abuse.

Animal cruelty charges for kicking seagull.

August 29th, 2011
Use of puppy mill tax tool to shut down rejected by court.

Appeal filed in Newfoundland Dangerous Dog case.

August 23rd, 2011
Interesting article on pet custody disputes and prenups.

Chicago family awarded $333,000 for raid in which police shot dog.

August 21st, 2011
Puppy recovering from another case linking animal cruelty and domestic violence.

August 19th, 2011
NJ Supreme Court to consider emotional distress damages for dog's death.

Korean dog meat consumption protested by animal rights groups.

August 3rd, 2011
Wyoming's wild horses are beautiful - stop the wild horse roundup!

July 18th, 2011
University of Washington animal cruelty complaint filed.

Missouri dog breeder shut down under new law.

June 28th, 2011
Youtube animal cruelty video helps arrest animal abuser.

May 24th, 2011
UK dog custody dispute to be decided by judge

March 28th, 2011
Shelter faces suit over improper euthanization of puppy.

February 15th, 2011
Pennsylvania Attorney General sues kennel operator

February 2nd, 2011
Air Canada ships monkeys from China to Toronto for lab experiments.

January 24th, 2011
Denver Pit Bull ban protest.

January 14th, 2011
Ownership of Ohio exotic pets restricted by outgoing governor.

January 5th, 2011
No Kill Conference Schedule for July 2011.

HSUS 2010 ranking of state animal protection laws

December 27th, 2010
Polar Bears "threatened" not "endangered"

December 24th, 2010
Released Seattle Bull Mastiffs allegedly attack again.

December 10th, 2010
Thurston County man charged with killing cat released without bail.

Florida death row dog seeks pardon.

December 4th, 2010
People convicted of animal cruelty shouldn't be allowed to have pets.

Thurston County Man decapitates cat.

November 22nd, 2010
Animal rights groups rally to ban Indiana live bait dog training.

October 30th, 2010
Gray Wolf endangered - Federal government formally re-lists Gray Wolf as endangered.

Deer in swimming pool rescued.

Reward offered In Deadly Puppy Flight From Tulsa.

October 25th, 2010
West Virginia animal abuser gets slap on wrist.

Another case linking animal cruelty and domestic violence - woman perpetrator.

October 24th, 2010
Calgary woman banned from owing pets after cat's leg falls off.

Edinburgh zoo piglet cull - endangered piglets killed.

Japan 'Cove' town to meet with animal rights groups over dolphin hunt.

September 30th
Street puppy sales becoming problem in Utah.

Spain legalizes Flaming Bull Festival

Disabled man and service dog denied access to Arizona mall.

Notice of Appeal filed in Edmonton's Lucy the Elephant case.

September 27th, 2010
Man with service dog denied access to Arizona mall.

Conklin Dairy Farm abuser gets 18 month sentence.

Motion filed to stop all BLM wild horse roundups

September 22nd, 2010
Oct 8/Seattle - Whale Wars: Representing an Anti-Whaling Activist in Japanese Court"

September 18, 2010
Another case showing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty

93 dogs die in Amish breeders gas chamber

Man beats woman with a cat. Another domestic violence animal cruelty case

Animal testing lab shuts down after animal rights video

September 14th, 2010
Man who threw pit bull puppy 13 feet - banned from owning pets for 5 years.

1st person convicted under BC's new exotic animal law.

Dogfighter granted parole 6 years into 40 year sentence.

September 5th, 2010
Japanese Dolphin hunt begins in Cove

Veal farm video leads to protests at Issaquah Costco.

August 24th, 2010
Before Salmonella outbreak, egg farm had long record of animal cruelty violations.

August 23rd, 2010
Greyhound dies during race.

August 13th, 2010
Vermont slaughterhouse animal cruelty case leads to surrender of plant co-owner.

Cat breeder defamation suit dismissed by federal court.

August 9th, 2010
Federal service dog access suit filed against sheriff.

Calgary man fatally kicks cat, fined $2,070.

Kennewick American Eskimo owner pleads guilty to animal cruelty.

Pierce County animal cruelty case - 3 women enter pleas.

August 3rd, 2010
Man sentenced Colorado dog dragging death.

Activist and film maker raises awareness of plight of Turkish dolphins.

Interesting article on service animal discrimination.

July 29th, 2010
Colorado's wild horses - West Douglas Herd targeted for removal again.

Revised ADA regulations changing definition of service animal.

July 21st, 2010
Blockbuster discrimination suit involving denial of access of service animals settles.

July 16th, 2010
Gulf pet surrenders up after oil spill.

Seattle's Brenda Barnette confirmed as LA's Animal Service's Director.

July 6th, 2010
Turkey's Pit Bull ban reversed after many turn them loose on street.

Seven show dog deaths - handler gets probation.

July 2nd, 2010
Animal rights groups sue BP over endangered turtles.

Animal rights group will go to court over Turkish breed ban.

Denmark breed ban increased by breeds.

June 24th, 2010
US restaurant selling lion meat in honor of World Cup 2010.

Could BP face animal cruelty charges?

June 14th, 2010
Fall City horse owner Nicole Pappas pleads guilty to animal cruelty.

June 4th, 2010
Bellevue interested in King County regional animal control.

Trial opens in deaths of 7 Missouri show dogs.

June 1st, 2010
Charges against federal land managers considered in deaths of 83 wild horses.

May 29th, 2010
2006-2008 review concludes USDA fails puppy mills.

Washington State offleash dogs not tolerated in Washington State Parks.

May 21st, 2010
Milwaukee exotic animal abuse case. Over 200 reptiles and rodents removed.

Arizona scientist pleads guilty in rare jaguar death.

Veteran with Pit Bull service dog vs Denver Pit Bull ban.

May 13th, 2010
Trial begins for Illinois dog shooter.

Petco suit claims adopted cat was feral.

Veterinarian brings veterinary malpractice suit for euthanizing her cat.

May 5th, 2010
Jasen Shaw exotic wildlife importer now federal fugitive.

Service animal eviction case.

Injunction stops euthanizations at Animal Shelter.

May 4th, 2010
UK animal testing used 3.5 million animals in 2008.

April 28th, 2010
Dog bites Portland officer requiring hospitalization.

Good chart on state dogfighting laws.

Man gets 30 days in jail for starving 2 dogs to death.

April 21st, 2010
Supreme Court strikes law banning sale of animal cruelty videos - US v Stevens.

April 14th, 2010
Denmark dog breed ban proposal bans 13 breeds of dogs.

New regional animal control plan impact on Sammamish.

Leavenworth animal control issues considered by County Commissioners

April 12th, 2010
How TSA officers inspect service monkeys at airports.

King County Animal Control unveils King County regional animal control plan.

April 6th, 2010
Federal Judge rules Violet and Pacino "champion fighting pit bulls' can be pets.

Restitution awarded for dogs seized from California "breeding operation"

Illinois veterinary malpractice case moved 2 arbitration.

Interesting article on horse slaughter alternatives.

March 31st, 2010
$50,000 consent decree concludes Colorado service animal discrimination lawsuit filed against attorney.

King County Animal Control Transition. King County officials to release draft "regional model" for animal control next week.

March 30th, 2010
Border Puppy Task Force uncovers puppy trafficking between US and Mexico.

Oregon commercial breeder surrenders dogs due to new Oregon puppy mill law.

March 21st, 2010
Virginia dog fighting case ends with 10 year sentence.

Unwanted Pit Bulls set on fire.

March 16, 2010
2,000 birds destroyed after Los Angeles cockfighting raid.

Colorado Pit Bull service dog discrimination suit may be filed.

March 2nd, 2010
Dog owner competency test among UK new dog regulation proposals.

February 24th, 2010
Swiss animals may soon get representation in court.

Dog bite statistics and possible insurance issues.

February 19th, 2010
7 benefits of autism service dogs for children.

Federal Way starts animal services program to begin in July.

Newborn baby dies after dog bite.

February 16th, 2010
Family dog bite costs thousands.

Clallam County father charged in dangerous dog attack after son mauled.

February 8th, 2010
New York animal control officer gets 2 weekends in jail for shooting stray and loose dogs.

Cat killer claims Minn. felony animal cruelty law requires knowledge that animal is a pet.

February 4th, 2010
2 dogs rescued from roof in Indiana.

Nieman Marcus "faux fur" trim actually raccoon dog results in $25,000 judgment.

California dognapping caught on tape.

Judge rules Toledo pit bull ban unconstitutional. City now appeals.

January 29th, 2010
Service dog resources.

January 22nd, 2010
Toledo Pit Bull ban unconstitutional rules municipal court judge.

Sioux City Mayor regrets Pit Bull ban vote.

Primate's starvation at UW's Washington National Primate Research Center invokes ire of Animal right groups.

January 18th, 2010
Wolf attacks on MT livestock raise questions about relocation.

Breed specific legislation in Florida would be permitted under proposed law.

Petition efforts to outlaw Ohio dog auctions.

December 23rd, 2009
Sick puppies from California puppy mill overwhelm Solano County SPCA.

December 20th, 2009
Analysis of ALDF ranking of states based on animal protection laws.

Trial will test Ottawa's new animal cruelty law.

December 16th, 2009
Swiss proposed constitutional amendment would grant animals the right to be defended by lawyers.

National Lawyers Guild policy paper discusses Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and newly proposed model legislation.

Legal Battle over Edmonton's Lucy the Elephant set to begin.

December 14th, 2009
Federal indictments for highly organized South Carolina cockfighting ring.

All 46 hoarded animals found in motel euthanized.

8 of 10 Pit Bull seized during drug raid saved.

December 12th, 2009
Israeli proposed fur ban causes conflict with orthodox Jews.

Breeder charged with 80 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Even Qatar has dognapping issues.

Odd dognapping “terrorist” case.

Odd animal cruelty case against breeder.

December 8th, 2009
Informative blog on horse slaughter & efforts to stop it.

Export of horses 4 slaughter must be banned.

Judge rules peacocks protected by Hawaiian animal cruelty laws.