Posthumous pet protection provisionsBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2004LawPulse, Page 390A new statute validates trusts for the benefit of pets, but what provisions should pet trusts include? Here are suggestions.
Trusts for Domestic Animals are Valid; P.A. 93-0668June 2004Illinois Law Update, Page 292Effective January 1, 2005, the Illinois Trust and Trustees Act will acknowledge the validity of a trust for the care of one or more designated domestic or pet animals.
Rules adopted to prevent spread of chronic wasting diseaseMarch 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 116On December 27, 2002, the Department of Natural Resources (department) adopted amendments adding new sections to its rules regulating wildlife conservation measures and practices and the spreading of disease. 17 Ill Adm Code 635.
Animal cruelty now a felony in Illinois; P.A. 91-351December 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 636Until recently, torturing animals was only a misdemeanor in Illinois. However, individuals who intentionally torture animals will now face up to three years in prison and will be forced to undergo psychological and psychiatric evaluations for a first offense.
Updated List of Illinois Endangered and Threatened FaunaJuly 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 351On April 26, 1999, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources adopted amendments to section 1010.30 of the Illinois Administrative Code updating the list of endangered and threatened fauna in Illinois by adding new species to the list and removing those no longer endangered or threatened. 17 Ill Adm Code 1010.