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Charter of Rights and Freedoms for Animals (Canada)

A Canadian animal rights group is promoting its “Charter of Rights and Freedoms for Animals” as a way to further their protection, but its practicality is being questioned by other legal...more >>

The Animal Protection Index

The Animal Protection Index, which ranks 50 countries across the world on their animal welfare standards, places New Zealand,United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland equally in first place.   The...more >>

Seven years after Michael Vick (USA)

NFL star Vick pleaded guilty in 2007 to bankrolling a dogfighting ring and other charges, eventually serving 18 months in prison. The three largest dogfighting busts in U.S. history have occurred...more >>

Animal Welfare Bill (Thailand)

  Thailand has recently been developed the Animal Welfare Bill for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals .   The North East of Thailand continues to practice controversial practices...more >>

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 >>
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