This section provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and to study and understand laws, regulations and case law pertaining to all areas of animal law; organizes periodic CLE seminars on various issues relating to animals and the law in order to educate members of the Connecticut Bar and the public about animal law and about different ways in which the legal system can work to protect animals; is a resource for people, organizations, and government agencies that wish to obtain information about the subject; creates and maintains a referral service for the public in order to be able to refer people with problems or concerns to attorneys who are prepared to handle such cases; and creates and maintains a brief and resources bank for use by attorneys practicing in the field.
HB 6329 "Dissection Choice Bill" gives students the choice to opt out of dissection in lieu of an alternative assignment.
HB 5027 "Puppy Mill Bill" mandates creation of a puppy mill task force.
HB 5799 Helps to increase the transparency by requiring posting of license numbers from kennels on all advertisements. PA 13-23
SB 1020 "The Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact", an anti-poaching bill that mandates reciprocity among states for poachers.
HB 6591 "Buddy's Bill" requires that only veterinarians can euthanize, with certain exceptions.
HB 6311 "Breed Specific Legislation Bill" Municipalities cannot pass breed-specific ordinances.
HB 6323 Allows municipalities to charge for costs for spay/neuter and vaccinations of dogs prior to adoption, in addition to paying the $5 adoption fee. PA 13-105
HB 5836 Allocates more money for low income spay/neuter program of the Animal Population Control Program from 10% to 20%. PA 13-99
HB 5844 "Tethering Bill" Prohibits dog tethering during official weather advisories for extreme weather conditions.
HB 6465 "Animal Therapy Bill" DCF and DoAg to coordinate a canine crisis response team for kids dealing with trauma and loss.
HB 6488 Requires Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to evaluate state and local resources and plans available for the evacuation and sheltering of certain animals in the event of an emergency and to make such information more widely available.
Animal Law Section Seminars
Animal Legal & Historical Center of Michigan State University Detroit College of Law
Animal Legal Defense Fund
National Link Coalition
Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights
International Animal Law
Connecticut Law Tribune: CBA, Law School Bring Together Professionals To Explore Effects Of Animal Cruelty
Applications are now being accepted for the first-ever Animal Law LL.M. Program (Master of Laws) at Lewis & Clark Law School. Congratulations to the Center for Animal Law Studies on this exciting milestone.