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Germany Approves "Group Action" Rights For Animal Protection Activist Organizations
Posted on 12 Nov 2013 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

In New Jersey, You May Go To Jail For Not Feeding Your Dog or Cat
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by State Net

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... Read More

Egg Producer Agreement Shows the Value in Mediation
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Todd Janzen

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.... Read More

The temperature of the test environment impacts the results derived from laboratory mice
Posted on 16 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

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... Read More