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US Hiker Given Warning for Rescuing 'Abandoned' Bear Cub
Offbeat  (tags: Abandoned, Animals, Laws, US hiker, USA )

Ray
- 234 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A hiker in the US has avoided criminal charges after rescuing what appeared to be an abandoned black bear cub from an Oregon trail. Corey Hancock, 41, spotted the bear lying on his back alone when returning from a hike on Monday evening.
COMMA MISTAKE A Court's Decision in a Maine Labor Dispute Hinged on the Absence of An Oxford Comma
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Maine, serial comma, nerdy ruling, laws, grammatically ambiguous, workers' win, labor dispute, interesting, odd, off-beat )

Evelyn
- 247 days ago - qz.com
On March 13, a US court of appeals determined that certain clauses of Maine's overtime laws are grammatically ambiguous. Because of that lack of clarity, the five drivers won their appeal and were found eligible for overtime
Are We Tough Enough on Animal Cruelty?
Offbeat  (tags: Laws, Animal Cruelty, UK )

Ray
- 270 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Andrew Frankish was filmed stamping on a bulldog and throwing her down stairs (Pictured) , When two brothers who filmed themselves torturing a dog were spared jail it provoked an outcry. Yet England and Wales has the lightest maximum sentence in Europe
You Can Marry a Dog in India and Identify as a Dragon in Russia: Revealing the Most Baffling Laws in the World
Offbeat  (tags: laws, strange, surprising, off-beat, world )

Evelyn
- 272 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
While it's important to be aware of the customs and etiquette expected in the destinations you visit, some behaviours you're actually allowed to engage in across the world may surprise you
Two-Year Jail for Cruelty to Animals
Offbeat  (tags: laws, legalisation, animal welfare, animal protection )

Simone
- 274 days ago - thedailystar.net
The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law increasing punishment for killing or badly hurting an animal. As per the proposed law, any person committing such crimes would have to face two years' imprisonment or Tk 50,000 fine or both.
Washington State Trooper Catches Driver Using Mannequin in Carpool Lane
Offbeat  (tags: law enforcement, traffic, highways, rules, laws, cheating )

Freya
- 275 days ago - yahoo.com
A Washington State Patrol trooper who spotted a motorist violating the rules of the road is no dummy. The eagle-eyed trooper spotted a driver attempting to outsmart the high occupancy lane policy by passing off a mannequin as a passenger.
Mexico City Enacts One of the Most Animal-Friendly Constitutions in the Americas
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, Mexico City, laws )

Anna
- 288 days ago - hsi.org
recognizes animals as sentient beings whose welfare must be protected. They are accorded moral consideration and their care is considered a common responsibility of citizens and local authorities. It mandates secondary laws to determine penalties
President Obama Has Signed the END Wildlife Trafficking Act !!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, laws )

Anna
- 410 days ago - wcs.org
President Barack Obama took an important step in the fight against the illegal killing of wildlife, signing the END Wildlife Trafficking Act into law.
Gun Sales Rise in US as Obama Unveils Control Plans
Offbeat  (tags: guns, laws, politics, sales, USA )

Ray
- 686 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sales of guns in the US are rising, just as President Barack Obama unveils control measures designed to limit the availability of weapons.
Queen Elizabeth II Owns Every Dolphin in Britain and Doesn't Need a Driving License
Offbeat  (tags: Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, passport, laws, dolphins, sherry, wine, driving, Australian government, swans, sturgeon, UK )

Scooby
- 912 days ago - uk.businessinsider.com
Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?
It's Too Easy to Own a Tiger in America, and the Bar Association Wants to Change That
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, pets, laws, USA )

CherAWAY
- 982 days ago - yahoo.com
There are no federal laws regulating the possession of wild animals such as tigers in the U.S.
MPs Reject Backbench Bid to Amend Abortion Laws
Offbeat  (tags: politics, laws, abortion laws, house of commons, UK )

Ray
- 1002 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to clarify in law that abortion on the grounds of gender alone is illegal in the UK.
Food Allergy Laws Enforced in Restaurants and Takeaways
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Restaurants, takeaways, health. allergies., Laws, Europe )

Ray
- 1076 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.
No Link Between Tough Penalties and Drug Use - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Laws, Drugs, Government Report, UK )

Ray
- 1119 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There is "no obvious relationship" between tough laws and levels of drug use, a government report has suggested.
EU Review of Environmental Laws Raises Concern
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Laws, MEP'S, environment, wildlife, Review )

Ray
- 1150 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Space for wildlife is being squeezed as European farmers battle to remain competitive, MEPs will get the chance this week to grill the nominees for Europe's top environment jobs about their green credentials.
 

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