In New Jersey, You May Go To Jail For Not Feeding Your Dog or Cat

CRIME & PUNISHMENT: NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs SB 1303, which makes it a fourth degree crime in the Garden to State to fail to provide an animal with sufficient food, water and other necessities. The crime would be elevated to a third degree offense if the animal dies (STAR-LEDGER ...

Germany Approves "Group Action" Rights For Animal Protection Activist Organizations

By Ludger Giesberts, LL.M. and Thilo Streit Germany’s most populous state has adopted a law, already in effect, allowing so-called group actions in cases involving animal protection. The new act ( Gesetz über das Verbandsklagerecht und Mitwirkungsrechte für Tierschutzvereine ) will...