1705 or 1805 - Trial of the Hartlepool Monkey

1705 or 1805 - Trial of the Hartlepool Monkey
Granting due process of law to a monkey is more than what would normally be expected of British justice.

2007 - The Treaty of Lisbon

2007 - The Treaty of Lisbon
The Treaty of Lisbon amends the E.U.'s two core treaties, the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community. The latter is renamed the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Why All The Fuss About Animal Rights - A Primer

Too busy to delve in properly? That's OK. In this short piece, student-at-law Rochelle Duhaime gets to the point quickly about the importance of animal law and changes that we need. She invites you to be the judge.

Duhaime's Animal Law Dictionary

Those legal terms, or those otherwise common place terms but which have a unique meaning in law as they relate to animals.

Duhaime's Animal Law Journal

Duhaime's Animal Law Journal
The op-ed component of Duhaime's Animal Law "e-animal-law-book", where we write short law journal-style pieces with opinion and editorial purpose .... on porpoise?

Food Giant Nestlé Promises Better Treatment For Animals

Food Giant Nestlé Promises Better Treatment For Animals
In the wake of bad press, Nestlé is early out of the gate to pledge better treatment of the animals caught in their supply chain. This is good news for animals, and directionally appropriate development for Animal Law.

If Legal Status Was Based on "Merit", Would Humans Qualify?

If Legal Status Was Based on "Merit", Would Humans Qualify?
In a review of a fur-raising article, animal rights student-at-law Rochelle Duhaime raises the seemingly just yet heretical view of inherent animal rights. The legal quest for a solution to non-human animal exploitation and suffering, legal status, has been an elusive recurring scholarly refrain.

Monsanto held liable in herbicide poisoning farmer

Monsanto held liable in herbicide poisoning suit by farmer
Lower court ruled Monsanto liable in health damages suit by local farmer Monsanto loses appeal in French court. It's "junk science" they claim. The monetary award will be "very low" says the corporations's lawyer! Of interest for corporate, international, climate, environmental and animal care advocacy law.

Quebec Proposes Dramatic Change to Animal Law

Quebec Proposes Dramatic Change to Animal Law
The Canadian province of Quebec becomes one of the first jurisdictions in the world to propose a modernization of the core concept of animal law.

Table of Cases and other Authorities

A B C Citizens v. New England Aquarium, 836 F. Supp. 45 (1993. For an editorial summary, see Duhaime, Lloyd, The Dolphin-Plaintiff: Kama v the New En...

Table of Contents and Preface

Cick here to go straight to the Table of Contents. Preface The truly, ultimate, aboriginals, first creatures a very territorial nurse with the p...

Table of Statutes

The History of Animal Law

Animal law, as a distinct body of law has not long existed. It evolved not as law but more as custom, especially in farming communities around the wor...

The true story of animal abuse behind the Teddy Bear

The true story of animal abuse behind the Teddy Bear
The connections between the ignominious death of an old sick bear in 1902, the creation of the ubiquitous teddy bear, and the PETA challenge of the California Milk Board's Happy Cow Campaign can be found in the immortal words of musician Jim Morrison "who controls the media controls the mind" and those of the immortal legal philosopher Cicero “For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason ..."
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LAWisms - Law Quotes

Lawyers were once paid by the word ... which I presume is the principal evil leading us to never use one word when three or more will do just as well. John-Paul Boyd, Vancouver lawyer, BC Contunuing Legal Eduication Society, 2013