Animal law and environmental law: Exploring the connections and synergiesBy Angela PetersDecember 2016Environmental law, with its intricate layers of international, federal, state, and local laws, is more established than its animal law counterpart. Yet animal law faces many of the same legal and strategic challenges that environmental law faced in seeking to establish a more secure foothold, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Animal laws in the newsBy Melissa Anne MayeSeptember 2016Three recent cases of interest to animal law practitioners.
Editor’s cornerBy Melissa Anne MayeMay 2016An introduction to the issue from Editor Melissa Anne Maye.
Emotional support animals on campusBy Robert L. MillerJune 2016While requests for emotional support animals on campuses are not new, the frequency and variety of these requests has been growing over the last several years.
Illinois top for animal protection laws, but fight continuesBy Ken StalkfleetMay 2016The Animal Legal Defense Fund ranked Illinois as the top jurisdiction in the United States for animal protection for the eighth consecutive year in 2015. However, the report also listed several potential improvements.
Temporary nuisance production agriculture in the cross-hairs againBy Stephen R. KaufmannSeptember 2016On May 24, 2016, following a three-week trial, a jury in Scott County, Illinois returned a verdict in favor of the hog producer defendants and against ten Plaintiffs who had brought a cause of action for private temporary nuisance relating to odor, flies and dust allegedly caused by a swine livestock management facility. This was the first such trial in Illinois.
Tis the seasonBy Melissa Anne MayeDecember 2016A message from Editor Melissa A. Maye.