Cat Chat 36

Professor Jennifer Dietz, Esq. talks with Carole Baskin about animal law.  Jennifer Dietz is currently an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law, and continues to serve the Animal Law community as a speaker, consultant, and professor.  Find out more...

USDA Will Require an Emergency Plan

  USDA Publishes Final Rule to Help Facilities Be Better Prepared for Emergencies     WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012–The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its Animal Welfare Act (AWA)...
Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 20

Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 20

Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act Press Conference TODAY   Big cat possession and breeding is at epidemic proportions in the U.S. It is estimated that there could be up to 20,000 big cats in private ownership. The animals are often kept in squalid...
Exotic Cat Meat

Exotic Cat Meat

Exotic cats are openly offered up for their meat, hides, bones or for hire at sites like these http://www.exoticmeatmarket.net/ and on YouTube as shown below. http://www.exoticmeatmarket.net/     Note Big Cat Rescue opposes such industry and only posts this...
Memo of Law

Memo of Law

Authority of Local Governments to Prohibit or Limit the Possession of Wildlife Within Its Boundaries   I. EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMISSION TO REGULATE FLORIDA’S FISH AND WILDLIFE   Section 9, Art. IV, of the Florida State...