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New Food Safety Rules Mean Big Changes (USA)

The Food Safety Modernization Act grants the Food and Drug Administration significant new authority and imposes significant new requirements on facilities producing animal feed, including ethanol...more >>

Pet Prenups Could Help Curb Custody Battles

It's a reality that a number of marriages don't always last. The starting point for division of matrimonial property is the 50/50 rule. Although animals are legally classified as property,...more >>

International Animal-Law Newsletter November 2014

International Animal Law (IAL) update is a brief summary of some of the news items posted on IAL within the last few months.   Scholarly articles, news items, conferences, education courses...more >>

Textbook on animal welfare for veterinary students (China)

China recently released its first animal welfare textbook for veterinary students which has been reported as "a move reflecting the country’s rising concern for animals". In recent...more >>

$6 million to the RSPCA to crack down on puppy farms (Victoria, Australia)

THE RSPCA will set up a new “special investigations unit” to crack down on illegal puppy farms as the cost of looking into them is revealed.   The State Government of Australia...more >>

Gates close on rodeo (New Zealand)

A recent investigation into animal welfare has forced a rodeo in New Zealand to shut down. Reportedly, the Rodeo club closed for fear of being on the receiving end of penalties associated with animal...more >>

Amendments to Animal Welfare Act (Singapore)

The Animal Welfare Legislation Review Committee (Singapore) spelt out details to amendments which would establish new animal welfare standards for individuals and businesses in Singapore, and...more >>

Fox hunting and the ban ten years on (UK)

When the Hunting Act was given Royal Assent in 2004, it was a landmark moment for animal welfare. After 80 years of tireless campaigning, the legislation finally made it illegal to hunt a wild animal...more >>

Cracking down on substandard commercial dog breeders (USA)

Just about everyone loves puppies. But around the country, there's heated disagreement about where, and from whom, people can get one. While the large national pet store chains don't sell...more >>
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