December 22, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
An Argentine court unanimously ruled that an orangutan is a "non-human person" with a legal right to freedom. Last November, Argentina's Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA) filed a habeas corpus writ on behalf of Sandra, an orangutan held in a Buenos Aires zoo, alleging ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a version of bull fighting in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu is an annual festival in which thousands of men chase the bulls to grab prizes tied to their horns. The court found that the use of bulls in the festival "severely harmed" the ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg held Monday in a 9-8 vote that a ban on an advertisement by an animal rights group did not violate freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In 2005 Animal Defenders International (ADI) submitted to ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Addison Morris
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Monday dismissed a challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act of 2006 (AETA). The challenge was brought by five animal rights activists, all represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, who claimed that AETA ...[read more]
November 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled Wednesday that the ritual slaughter of animals violates the Polish Constitution. The court's ruling will bar strictly-followed slaughtering practices by Muslim and Jewish citizens where the animal is not stunned first. The decision conflicts with a 2009 EU ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by John Paul Regan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday upheld a German injunction preventing the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) from using Holocaust images in an animal rights poster campaign. The campaign featured pictures of Holocaust victims alongside images of ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk on Wednesday demanded Israel cease its demolition of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank settlements. Falk reported that the demolition of Palestinian structures such as houses, ...[read more]
March 11, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Kimberly White, Lewis & Clark Law School Class of 2013, is a Legislative Review Editor on the Animal Law Review. She argues that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment... Since its passage in 2006, the Animal ...[read more]
February 28, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnist Dario Ringach, Professor of Neurobiology and Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, says that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act was enacted to protect individuals from extremists who adopt methods of violence and true threats, rather than to threaten ...[read more]
December 16, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A group of animal rights activists on Thursday challenged the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act which they claim violates their rights to peaceful protest. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts by the Center for Constitutional Rights, claims that the law is ...[read more]

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