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The mission of the Animal Law Caucus Legislation Committee is to keep ALC members apprised of current legislative activity for both state and federal legislation. The Committee documents sites highlighting bill status and information encompassing animal law across all legal topics. Whether the subject entails criminal law, torts, or wills and trusts, the ALC Legislation Committee will highlight the advancement of animal law and may from time to time call upon its members to support significant initiatives.

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

The Street Dogs of Thailand
David Kueneman as written* to
Leonette M. Williams USC

Homeless dogs and cats in Thailand are a major concern for my wife and I. Although there are a few organizations similar to the ASPCA, most are very small, inadequate, ineffective and woefully underfunded with scant public support. Even though they don’t euthanize, being put in one of the shelters is tantamount to a death sentence. There are no legal precedents for the prevention of cruelty to animals and the trade in dogs and cats as sources of meat and/or leather is despicable and scandalous. But the damage and pain it causes pales in comparison to the pervasive suffering that results from the apathy and indifference with which most people here act towards their pets. Most do not consider them as “pets”; their presence is solely practical- guard the house, kill mice etc. The minimum possible amount of effort required to care for them is put out only as long as it's convenient. As soon as something changes, they get rid of the animal(s) until it strikes their fancy to have one around again.
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IN THE NEWS

Seven rabid raccoons reported in Watauga

Watauga County Animal Control has recently reported that a total of seven raccoons have tested positive for rabies as of late. The data illuminates an important issue that isn’t unique to neighboring Watauga County.

A haven for the lost: Animal shelter takes in abandoned pets, keeps files for owners in search of missing companions ...

Colusa County officials urge people to return lost or abandoned animals to the animal shelter.

Judge tosses case of animal activist objecting to law that says he 'owns' his pet

So do people really "own" their pets? A longtime animal-rights activist who thinks that pets should not be considered property was dealt a setback in federal court when a judge threw out his legal case challenging D.C. law that forbids him from denying "ownership" of his beagle.   Iver Robert ...

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The AALL Animal Law Caucus was formed in 2010 to support the efforts of law librarians, academics and practitioners in the research, teaching, scholarship, and practice of animal law. Its purpose is to recognize and further the ongoing work of AALL members in this growing area of law.

The Animal Law Caucus is a legal resource for non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system.
Members:


    a)  monitor and provide comment on relevant
          legislation and policy-making decisions
          at various levels of government


    b)  offer legal education programs on animal
          law;


    c)  compile and provide access via the website
          to relevant statutes, court decisions, and
          administrative determinations and reports
          and


    d)  raise the profile of the field of animal law.

WHAT IS ANIMAL LAW? Maureen Moran

Laws about animals have been around for a very long time, but until relatively recently, the law – and lawyers, for the most part -- viewed animals not as sentient beings with rights and interests of their own but solely in relation to humans. ...

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