Section Newsletter Articles on Animal Law
Protecting pets under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
, September 2011
In all-too-many cases in which victims of domestic violence would be well-advised to flee to a shelter, paralysis sets in, primarily attributable to fear as to what might happen to the family pet if it is “left behind.”
Spring legislative round-up
, June 2011
Highlights of the animal law bills that came before the Illinois Legislature this spring.
The Illinois Pet Trust Act
, January 2010
Some individuals are so attached to their companion animals that they wish to provide for their care and well-being, even after the owners have died.
Innkeepers Lien Act and a boarder’s bankruptcy
, January 2010
An interesting question came up on a listserv I belong to: whether or not a trustee in a boarder’s Arizona bankruptcy case could void that state’s agister’s lien in favor of the boarding barn and sell the boarder’s horses to satisfy the bankruptcy estate debts.
Humane care for animals in Illinois
, April 2009
A counter-view to the article, “Vote For Humane Farming and Nobody Gets (as) Hurt,” published in the May 2008 edition of the ISBA’s Ag Law Section newsletter.
Vote for humane farming and nobody gets (as) hurt
, 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.
Trusts for companion animals
General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm
, June 2004
Pet animals are a very important part of the lives of many people. Companion animals significantly improve the lives of individuals with disabilities, such as "seeing eye" dogs for the visually impaired, and dogs used to "fetch" for physically challenged and chair-bound people.