Egg Producer Agreement Shows the Value in Mediation

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP A recent NPR story provided a good synopsis of how the United Egg Producers (United Egg) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) came together to resolve their differences. Rather than spend millions of dollars fighting years...

The temperature of the test environment impacts the results derived from laboratory mice

Only one drug in ten that holds the potential for being useful in humans because of the results of tests with mice proves to so be. One obvious reason is that mice are not humans even though we are both mammals. Another reason is less obvious. Human patients can be afforded, if they wish and have the...

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...