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 24, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom discusses the significance of the Supreme Court's future ruling in the birth control mandate contained with the Affordable Care Act Imagine that you are a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and opposed to the ...[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]
May 26, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Riley of the University of Virginia School of Law says that a recent district court decision requiring the FDA to begin proceedings to ban the agricultural use of certain antibiotics may be a welcome opportunity to reexamine the regulatory response to the risk of ...[read more]
January 23, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in National Meat Association v. Harris that the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), which requires observation of animals that are unable to walk for possible disease, preempts a subsequent California law requiring slaughterhouses to "immediately ...[read more]
February 25, 2011
by John Paul Putney
The standing committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday amended the national criminal law to remove 13 offenses from the list of crimes subject to the death penalty. Those removed are non-violent economic crimes and include smuggling cultural relics, precious metals and rare ...[read more]
October 20, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 20, 2004, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the world's population of marine mammals do not have standing to sue President George W. Bush or Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The lawsuit, filed by attorney and animal activist Lanny Sinkin, was brought on behalf ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Jeffrey S. Kerr: Crush fetish videos, which this law was enacted in 1999 to prohibit, are made for a niche market of individuals who derive sexual satisfaction from watching animals being tortured and slowly killed. The intent of the Founding Fathers in drafting the Bill of Rights was to red... ...[read more]
May 22, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The European Parliament Wednesday adopted new rules to criminalize acts that cause serious environmental damage. Among the offenses which could now receive criminal sanctions are the illegal disposal of radioactive substances, waste management practices that harm the environment, and the slaughter ...[read more]

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