Animal Law Developments

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By Michelle C. Pardo and Brian Pandya
Last month, the Department of Justice Environmental and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the USDA Office of General Counsel (OGC) announced the issuance of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on civil judicial enforcement of

On October 18, 2023 an interesting study appeared in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences entitled  Survival improvements of marine mammals in zoological institutions mirror historical advances in human longevity.  The study, conducted by a 41-author team, led by Species360 and Dr. Morgane Tidiere of the University of Southern Denmark, noted

By Michelle C. Pardo
On June 16, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS or Service), which licenses and regulates fisheries in federal waters, was not permitted to give the “benefit of the doubt” to endangered species or rely on worst-case scenarios