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ANIMALS IN THE COURTS

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 at 7:56 am in The HSUS.

“Animals in the Courts” is the Animal Protection Litigation On-line Newsletter from the Humane Society of the United States
I receive it regularly and it keeps me up-to-date on the interesting and critical court battles that are taking place to protect animals. I thought it might interest you.

Here’s some of what came in the July 23, 2007 issue.

Animals in the Courts — Animal Protection Litigation On-line Newsletter — July 23, 2007
The Humane Society of the United States

Lawsuit Forces New Rules to Protect Endangered Whales
On July 10th, we won a settlement in our case concerning the entanglement of endangered whales in commercial fishing gear. Under the settlement agreement, the government will issue much-needed, and long overdue, protective regulations by October 1, 2007. Read more about the case and HSUS’s work to protect endangered whales. Read More: https://Community.hsus.org/ct/Cp_MuVK1Czhw

Puppy Dealer Wizard of Claws Hit with Class Action Lawsuit
On June 18th, we filed a class action lawsuit against a South Florida puppy dealer known as “Wizard of Claws.” The suit alleges that Wizard of Claws has defrauded customers by selling puppy mill dogs who suffer from severe health problems and genetic defects. Read more about the case and HSUS’s effort to end puppy mills. Read More: https://Community.hsus.org/ct/11_MuVK1Czhs

Humane Society Adds Felony Violations to Lawsuit against Amazon.com
On June 6th, we expanded our lawsuit against Amazon.com concerning the on-line retailer’s sale of two cockfighting magazines — The Feathered Warrior and The Gamecock — to include violations of the new Federal Felony Animal Fighting Law. Read more about our suit against Amazon.com and HSUS’s work to combat animal fighting. Read More: https://Community.hsus.org/ct/C7_MuVK1Czh2

To find out more about HSUS’s Animal Protection Litigation Program and to get involved if you feel so inclined (which you should!) — Read More: http://www.hsus.org/in_the_courts/opportunities/

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