Animal law and environmental law: Exploring the connections and synergies
Environmental 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.
An introduction to the issue from Editor Melissa Anne Maye.
Emotional support animals on campus
While 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.
Temporary nuisance production agriculture in the cross-hairs again
On 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.