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Animal Legislative Update - May 9, 2024
Animal Legislative Update - May 9, 2024
from the desk of Vanessa Gagne

UPDATES

FWS and NMFS Return to Stricter ESA Rules and Reverse Recent Streamlining Measures

All dogs entering US face new restrictions to prevent rabies

 

IN THE NEWS

What It Takes to Win: Lawyers & Lobbyists

Editorial: TREES Act unfeasible
The Lacey Act doesn’t just cover animals, it covers plants and trees too. There is a black market for illegally harvested wood for furniture, in fact a Florida couple recently got caught importing and selling illegal lumber. While this isn’t directly animal news, it is an example of how interconnected smuggling and trafficking circles are - and how native habitats and their wildlife are at risk.

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