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Sale of sick puppies ‘has got to stop,’ says Manhattan Beach woman who won a court case

A Manhattan Beach woman who unknowingly purchased a gravely ill puppy in an online deal consummated in a Chino parking lot has accomplished what has been a struggle for others who say their hearts were broken: She won a judgment against the seller. Sara Strizzi acknowledges, however, that it could be difficult to collect the $5,126.92 awarded to her by San Bernardino Superior Court Commissioner Daniel C. Lough. The seller who Strizzi sued said in an email that she plans to appeal the decision. S...
Tags: News, California, Animals, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Stella, American Airlines, Phelan, Lucia, Chino, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Victorville, San Bernardino Superior Court, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Judge: Californians Can Buy Foie Gras From Out Of State

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that California residents can again legally buy foie gras, provided the product and transaction are made out of state, but they still can’t get the delicacy in restaurants. California’s ban on foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, was challenged in court by out-of-state producers who said they lost nearly one-third of their sales after the prohibition took effect. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled Tuesday the sale of foie gras do...
Tags: News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Foie Gras, Stephen V Wilson, Eberly, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Kelsey Eberly

National Justice for Animals Week

“No one is free when others are oppressed.” While the author of this quote is unknown, the sentiment can be claimed by anyone with a passion for compassion for animals in crisis. To draw attention to the need to provide a voice in the nation’s court system for dogs, cats and all of our friends ... Read More about National Justice for Animals Week
Tags: News, Pets, Pet Holidays, Animal Legal Defense Fund, National Justice for Animals Week, National Justice

Lawyers appeal dismissal of lawsuit filed on horse’s behalf

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorneys for a once-neglected horse are filling an appeal after an Oregon judge dismissed their lawsuit last year, finding that animals don’t have a right to sue. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports lawyers from the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the horse’s former owner for lifelong costs of medical care. The horse named […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Portland, Northwest, Animal Legal Defense Fund

California’s foie gras ban upheld

One of the country’s most contentious legal battles has been swirling around a subject you might not have expected. Since 2012, California has been enforcing a 2004 ban on the sale and production of foie gras — a French delicacy whose method of production animal rights groups consider inhumane. Chefs and trade groups in the state have been fighting against the ban, which was just upheld once again on Monday. If you’ve never had it before, foie gras (which means “fatty liver”) is large, butte...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, California, Foie Gras, US supreme court, All, Ninth Circuit, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Ken Frank, ninth US circuit court of appeals, California laws, Food Ban, Kelsey Eberly, La Toque Restaurant in Napa

Two new CVSGs – on a deadline

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The justices did not add any new cases to their docket for the term, but they did ask the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on a pair of cases involving the Clean Water Act – and in doing so took the unusual step of imposing a deadline on the federal government. The calls for the views of the federal government came in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Kinder Morgan Energy v. Upstate Forever. ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, United States, North Dakota, Homeland Security, CWA, Department Of Homeland Security, Maui, Kinder Morgan, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, American Federation of State County, Janus, 4th Circuit

Supreme Court roundup

“The Supreme Court should…reaffirm that the Constitution’s prohibition against ex post facto lawmaking forbids states from skirting constitutional scrutiny by simply labeling penalties as ‘civil'” [Ilya Shapiro and Nathan Harvey on Cato certiorari brief in Bethea v. North Carolina] Interesting: arguments that might work for progressive litigation outcomes in a more conservative Supreme Court [Daniel Hemel, Take Care] Notable cert grants: continued viability of Illinois Brick indirect pur...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Pepper, Homeland Security, Department Of Homeland Security, Constitutional Law, Cato, Peter Phillips, Henry Schein Inc, Bartlett, Eugene Volokh, Gundy

Friday round-up

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony yesterday from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. Our live blog of the hearing is here; Jon Levitan rounded up early coverage and commentary for this blog. For the Associated Press, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram report that “Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on … Kavanaugh’s nomination … after an extra...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, California, Senate, Gop, Liberty, Associated Press, Department Of Homeland Security, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Senate Judiciary Committee, Cato, Cato Institute, Georgetown, Sunshine State

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the reach of the Clean Water Act’s permitting requirement, the constitutionality of establishing personal jurisdiction over a defendant based on the contacts of a defendant’s alleged co-conspirators, and the categorical classification of an indivisible state statute that criminalizes false agency endorsement. The petitions of the week are: MCC (Xiangtan) Heavy Industrial Equipment Co., Ltd. v. ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Williams, Nebraska, Homeland Security, Department Of Homeland Security, Maui, Vinson Elkins LLP, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L P, Cases in the Pipeline, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Upstate Forever, MCC Xiangtan Heavy Industrial Equipment Co Ltd, Liebherr Mining Construction Equipment Inc, Texas Supreme Courts

What, Exactly, Is Meat? Plant-Based Food Producers Sue Missouri Over Labeling

The state has banned producers of plant-based proteins from calling their products meat. Four organizations have sued, calling the law protectionist.
Tags: Meat, Food, News, Livestock, Beef, Missouri, Veganism, Agriculture and Farming, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Good Food Institute, Labeling and Labels (Product, Tofurky Company Inc

Should animal abusers get mandatory mental health evaluations?

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, introduced legislation Monday, March 26, which would require those convicted of animal abuse crimes to undergo mandatory mental heath evaluations and ongoing psychological counseling, if necessary. Wilk said the link between animal abuse and future violence can be weakened by early intervention with mental health services and education. “Senate Bill 1024 represents a change in course on how California looks at animal abuse crimes and the underlying issues t...
Tags: Health, News, California, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Cruz, Northern California, WILK, Antelope Valley, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Scott Wilk, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

"I never fathomed I’d be where I’m at right now – 30 and in a cat custody battle."

Said Rae Bees, who wrote this Facebook post in the voice of her escaped cat Reggie:i’m Reggie and i’m lost (again). i don’t have a collar. i coulda been catnapped. i will escape again.Bees adopted the cat from Feline Friends, and Feline Friends is where the person who found the cat brought it. The cat still had its Feline Friends chip, and when the agency traced down Bees and saw the Facebook post and other evidence that Bees had broke her promise to keep the cat indoors, it declined to release ...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Cats, Law, California, Lawyers, Illinois, Law School, Contracts, Lone Star State, Reggie, South Texas, Logan Square, Houdini, Ann Althouse, Chicago Kent College of Law

What’s the Best–and Worst–State in Terms of Animal Protection?

We just received a news release about the best–and worst–states in terms of animal protection. Compared to last year’s results, the 2017 findings had a few surprises, both good and bad. Best and Worst States for Animal Protection The 12th annual year-end report was released by The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals. Looking at animal protection laws for for all 50 states, the report named Illinois the best place for animal protection for...
Tags: Utah, News, California, Kentucky, Oregon, Pets, Canada, Wyoming, North Dakota, Maine, Iowa, Illinois, Rhode Island, United States of America, Stephen Wells, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Veterinarian Who Killed Neighborhood Cat With Bow & Arrow — And Posted Photo On Facebook — Only Gets 1-Year Suspension!

This seems like a particularly lenient punishment. A veterinarian named Kristen Lindsey will be out of work for the next year after being suspended for killing a neighborhood cat... and then bragging about it on social media! The Brenham, Texas vet killed Tiger the Cat with a bow and arrow when he wandered into her garden on April 15, 2015 -- but it was her Facebook photo showing off her kill that really got her in trouble. Related: Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Found Innocent That's because...
Tags: Facebook, Celebs, Tiger, Kristen, Lindsey, Brenham Texas, Animal Legal Defense Fund

A National Epidemic is Threatening Family Dogs

Police answering a domestic violence call were sent to the wrong house and drew their guns on Michael Paxton of Austin, TX. When Paxton's dog Cisco came from the backyard to see what was going on, an officer shot and killed him. Across the country in Brooklyn, NY, Yvonne Rosado opened her apartment door to see an officer. When her dog Spike walked into the hallway, visibly wagging at the officer, he shot Spike. Rosado and her daughter had to watch Spike die, still wagging. The number of inciden...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Cisco, Austin, Brooklyn, Department Of Justice, Huffington Post, HARRIS, Paxton, Spike, Stephen Wells, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Diane Balkin, Yvonne Rosado

Is California Going to Ban Cows in the Name of Climate Change?

The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board has issued a “Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy” that includes the penultimate statement, California’s dairy and livestock industries account for roughly half of the State’s total methane emissions and about five percent of the State’s overall GHG emissions. About half of the emissions from the State’s 5.5 million total beef and dairy cows come from enteric fermentation (mostly belching), and the other hal...
Tags: Law, California, Los Angeles, Sustainability, Environmental, New York Times, Argentina, Nevada, Aliso Canyon, Board, State, Air Resources Board, INTA, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Ghg Emissions

Ranchers Are Not Criminal… For Now

“Animal Cruelty DA’s” Salary Paid by ALDF Ranchers NAIA Trust Portland, OR -( Neighbor complaints in 2013 led the accused farmers to make an appointment with Sheriff’s office to be present during a veterinarian’s assessment of all animals.The Sheriff’s office cancelled. The veterinarian, however, assesed every animal on the property and found all in good health and satisfactory body condition. After the report was sent to the Sheriff, the farmers were told that the matter wo...
Tags: Oregon, Animal Rights, NAIA, Conservation News, Animal Legal Defense Fund, National Animal Interest Alliance, NAIA Trust, ALDF Ranchers NAIA Trust Portland

Buyer Beware: A Puppy's Hidden Cost

"Adopt, don't shop" is a common mantra in the animal protection world. There's so much behind those three little words. It's not just about the millions of loving shelter pets that go unadopted each year, it's also about the dark truth behind what it means to "shop" for a pet. About 30% of the dogs who enter homes each year were purchased. While pet stores that actually sell puppies are on the decline--or under fierce attack--breeders are still profiting by selling directly to consumers who shel...
Tags: America, Usda, New Mexico, Huffington Post, Stephen Wells, AWA, Airedale Terriers, Southern Roc, Southern Sollars, Customers of Southern Roc, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Lakeville area fur farm agrees not to kill wolves amid animal rights suit

Teresa Petter and her Fur-Ever Wild animal farm were sued last year by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Lockwood Animal Rescue Center, a California wolf sanctuary. The groups asked for an emergency restraining order to prevent the deaths of federally protected gray wolves while their suit proceeds. [Author: Stephen Montemayor]
Tags: California, Stephen Montemayor, Lakeville, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Lockwood Animal Rescue Center, Teresa Petter