Committee on Animals and the Law

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  • Annual Meeting
    • Committee on Animals and the Law Annual Meeting 2014

      Wednesday, January 29, 2014

      Human Animal Conflict: Balancing Public Safety with Animal Welfare, Conservation and Humanity 

      This program is not to be missed by lawyers practicing animal, municipal, zoning and environmental law. The knowledgeable panel will provide a detailed discussion of the Federal and New York State laws regarding the ownership, rehabilitation, and exhibition of exotic animals and wildlife, as well as, the Federal and State Laws protecting wildlife and exotic animals on exhibition and related public safety and nuisance issues. Additional hot topics to be covered are: Geese roundup and eradication at airports; litigation to protect bald eagles and white-tailed deer; actions to prevent repeat offenders of the AWA from having their licenses renewed; updates on current litigation pending before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging Ohio's new exotic animal statute; the legal petition pending before the USDA to ban public contact with dangerous exotics, as well as, other ongoing legal issues concerning exotic animal ownership and exhibition.

      Registration: 1:00–1:30 p.m.  |  Program: 1:30–5:00 p.m.

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  • Welcome

    Legal issues with animals occur in several arenas: housing, real estate, health, agriculture and business, to name only a few.  Attorneys have only recently begun practices that include animal law, which makes it one of the more exciting fields of law. This website provides information for Committee members, attorneys and members of the public who have an interest in the growing field of animal law.

    This Committee was originally conceived by the late Lorraine Power Tharp, past president of the Association, who wanted to highlight the growing field of Animals and the Law and to educate the profession, specifically the membership, about the issues that arise in the law in relation to animals.

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