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PETA's Legal Team Makes Us First Animal Group to Win Law Award!!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, law, award, PETA )

Anna
- 25 days ago - peta.org
ItâEUR(TM)s the first legal team from an animal advocacy organization to earn Corporate Counsel magazineâEUR(TM)s prestigious nationwide Best Legal Department of 2017 honor. In the history of this award, only one other nonprofit organization has ever won.
How Can Non-Lawyers Get Involved in Animal Law?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, law, environment, ethics, humans, wildlife )

Lone
- 69 days ago - aldf.org
The book Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism is a good resource for incorporating activism into everyday life.
New Drivers Caught Using Phones to Lose Licence
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Technology, Internet, Law, UK )

Ray
- 117 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked under new rules in England, Scotland and Wales. Penalties for using a phone at the wheel double from 1 March to six points and a £200 fine.
New Jersey Bill Would Make Declawing Cats Illegal
Offbeat  (tags: cats, declawing, law )

Jeri
- 134 days ago - wtsp.com
If passed, the bill, A3899, would make declawing a cat a criminal animal cruelty charge unless it was deemed medically necessary.
China Toughens Laws on Eating Endangered Animals
Offbeat  (tags: China, law, endangered, animals, prison )

Scooby
- 350 days ago - independent.co.uk
The revised law concerns the purchase, production and selling of state-protected wild animals and their derived product
UAE to Ban the Ownership of âEUR~Exotic Dangerous AnimalsâEUR(TM)
Offbeat  (tags: UAE, banning ownershio of exotic dangerous an, law, animals, culture, environment, news, wildlife )

Lone
- 370 days ago - ifaw.org
Once the law is put into practice, current owners of exotic animals will have to hand these animals over to authorities within six months.
US Election 2016: Donald Trump Says 'Laws Are Set' on Abortion
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2016, Republican, Abortion, Law, Murder, USA )

Ray
- 449 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Donald Trump shifts again on abortion, Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said US abortion laws should remain unchanged, although he believes the procedure amounts to murder.
Google Confirms It Will Extend E.U. Right-to-Be-Forgotten to All Google Search Domains From Next Week
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, news, Google Search, law, corporate, safety, protection )

M
- 465 days ago - venturebeat.com
It wasn*t clear who would emerge victorious in this standoff, but it looks like the E.U. has had its way...
Groups: Iowa Agency Misinterpreting Law on Exotic Animals
Offbeat  (tags: americans, animals, law, Iowa agency, exotic animals )

Lone
- 475 days ago - desmoinesregister.com
The state agency that regulates wild and exotic animals in Iowa is misinterpreting a nearly decade-old law that imposes tough rules for keeping such animals, according to advocacy groups involved in a legal challenge.
Grim News for Tigers, Bears as China Wildlife Law Allows Farming, 'Medical' Use
Offbeat  (tags: China, tigers, bears, farms, medicinal, animals, law )

Scooby
- 515 days ago - washingtonpost.com
China already has around 200 tiger farms, with more than 5,000 big cats often kept in cramped conditions for public exhibition and to feed a thriving underground industry in tiger bone wine and pelts.
New Microchipping Laws Come Into Force
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, law, england, uk, microchipping )

Scooby
- 521 days ago - berwickshirenews.co.uk
Microchipping takes a second but lasts a lifetime. Also as of April it will become illegal to own a dog that is not chipped!
Barack Obama Takes Action Over US Gun Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Gun Control, Law, politics, Obama, USA )

Ray
- 539 days ago - bbc.co.uk
US President Barack Obama is to widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in a series of measures to address gun violence.
Lawmakers Pass Bill That Penalises Leaving Pets Outside in Extreme Weather
Offbeat  (tags: illinois, usa, law, dogs, chained, tied, outside, weather, fined, jail, good news )

Scooby
- 545 days ago - chicagotribune.com
Leaving the family pet outside in extremely hot or cold weather could result in up to a year in jail and a hefty fine under a measure House lawmakers sent Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday.
Do People Understand What Rape Is?
Offbeat  (tags: Understand Sex and Consent, What is Rape, Law, Crime )

Ray
- 602 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Do teenagers understand sex and consent? To find out, a group of 16-18-year-olds were shown a specially written drama about an incident to see if they could work out if it was consensual sex or whether a crime had been committed.
FGM: Legal Duty to Inform Police Comes Into Force
Offbeat  (tags: health, law, criminal, FGM, police, teachers, doctors, nurses, midwives, UK )

Ray
- 604 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary measures and could ultimately lead to them being barred from working.
 

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