Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Animal Law

When animal owners attack: Veterinary malpractice in Illinois By Christopher R. Minelli Tort Law, November 2008 Although many attorneys are knowledgeable with medical and legal malpractice, few are familiar with veterinary malpractice. This article will explain the details and why it might become more common in the future.
Vote for humane farming and nobody gets (as) hurt By Amy A. Breyer Agricultural Law, May 2008 no federal law protects animals from cruelty during their lives on the farm, and most state cruelty laws exempt “customary” practices anyway, such as debeaking or use of gestation crates and battery cages, no matter how cruel those practices are from a commonsense standpoint.
Legislative update: Ten new Public Acts that affect general practice By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2007 The following is a summary of recent legislative action of interest to members of the ISBA General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section.
Drafting ideas for pet care By Paul A. Meints Family Law, November 2002 To many of your clients, pets are an important part of life. The level of emotional involvement (generally directly proportional to the amount of money the client is willing to spend on the pet's care) tends to vary from client to client.
Drafting ideas for pet care By Paul A. Meints Traffic Laws and Courts, September 2002 To many of your clients, pets are an important part of life.