Animal Law

animal law

Animal law issues encompass a broad spectrum of approaches—from philosophical explorations of the rights of animals to pragmatic discussions about the rights of those who use animals, who has standing to sue when an animal is harmed in a way that violates the law, and what constitutes legal cruelty. Animal law permeates and affects most traditional areas of the law – including tort, contract, criminal and constitutional law. Examples of this intersection include:

  • Animal custody disputes in divorce or separations
  • Veterinary malpractice cases
  • Housing disputes involving “no pets” policies and discrimination laws
  • Damages cases involving the wrongful death or injury to a companion animal
  • Enforceable trusts for companions being adopted by states across the country
  • Criminal law encompassing domestic violence and anti-cruelty laws

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Ohio’s Exotic Animal Control Law Aims to Balance Public Safety and Animal Owner Rights

Q:        What is the Exotic Animal Control Law? A:        The Exotic Animal Control Law (EACL) is a new law in Ohio that restricts and regulates the ownership and use of what are called “exotic” animals. The law defines “exotic animals” to effectively include any non-human animal that is not ordinarily kept in households. Examples include … Continue reading Ohio’s Exotic Animal Control Law Aims to Balance Public Safety and Animal Owner Rights

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The Exotic Animal Control Law: The Tension Inherent in Animal Law

Mark J. Bamberger, Esq., Owner/Attorney at Law The Mark Bamberger Co., LLC[1]   The Zanesville, Ohio exotic animal tragedy[2] received international publicity; not in a good way. There has always existed a tension between our love for wild animals, our concern for their safety and preservation, and the need for their rationale isolation from our … Continue reading The Exotic Animal Control Law: The Tension Inherent in Animal Law

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