Animal Law

UPDATE: Defendants Cleared of Ostrich-Impotency Charges

Three teenagers in Bautzen, Germany, will have to pay less than $200 in costs after a court ruled that the ostrich farmer who sued them could not prove that they had caused his prize breeding ostrich, Gustav, to become impotent….


Class Members Sought for Anti-Shark Litigation

This helpful update appeared in today’s "Legal Headlines" email from FindLaw: PERSONAL INJURY Boy, 12, Bitten By Shark Off Fla. Coast Well, that is a "personal injury," no doubt about it.  I’m just not sure what the legal ramifications are,…



Ostrich Murderer Walks Away With Five-Month Sentence

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on March 29 that a man who murdered an ostrich late last year had been released from jail after serving only a five-month sentence for animal abuse. This despite the fact that it was a…






Pet Owners Sue Over Agents’ Failure to Make Them Stars

Earlier this month, a group of California pet owners sued Hollywood Paws, LLC, claiming that the company had not made good on promises that it would turn their pets into media stars.  The owners allege that Hollywood Paws accepted thousands…


Airport Screeners Directed Not to Touch Your Monkey

The always-vigilant Transportation Security Agency has promulgated rules governing the security procedures to be implemented when a disabled traveler is traveling with a service animal, in case al Queda figures out how to pack a bunch of explosives into a…