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Is it an offence to photograph a seahorse?

Britain is about to undertake a mass sea-grass survey and BSAC have released this guidance on what to do if you see a sea horse. This paragraph stood out to me: If you take a photo DO NOT put it on ...
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Can video evidenced gathered whilst trespassing be used as the basis for a prosecution? [duplicate]

Occasionally the media run stories of animal rights protestors who've broken into a farm or abattoir and filmed evidence of animals being abused / mistreated. The videos often appear to be shot late ...
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Is it legal to distribute video live-streamed, but where the saved copy was actually accessed from company databases?

A friend of mine recently asked for advice regarding an incident at the place they work. They work at a dog daycare in Pennsylvania which offers a live feed on the cameras. On one of their off days, ...
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Can an animal commit copyright infringement?

Suppose Bob has a parrot who has learned a song from listening to the radio. If the parrot presses a button on Bob's computer to start a Livestream (or record a video) and records itself singing a ...
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What if any is the difference between advertising a product and advertising a business?

In the The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 the requirements for dog breeding to be licensable are: SCHEDULE1, PART 5 Breeding dogs Either or ...
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When breeding animals, is it legal to feed them pills that increase sex drive?

Take this scenario: Owner A has dog A and has agreed with Owner B to breed dog B. However, dog A does not like dog B. To avoid missing this opportunity, owner A gives dog A medicine that increases sex ...
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Can the people who let their animals roam on the road be punished?

The problem of stray animals roaming on the road in India is difficult to solve mainly due to religious and political reasons. However, not all animals are claimed but animals such as goats are left ...
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Are British farmers not allowed to slaughter and eat their own animals?

At about 19:30 in the film Dark River (2018) - Tubi, a sheep has broken its leg. the farmer pays a vet £20 to kill it and then hires a knacker to dispose of the body. The farmer later shoots, skins, ...
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Someone gave me an elephant. Isn’t this illegal?

Hypothetical: Someone gave me an elephant and told me not to give it away or sell it. I don’t have the capability to take care of this thing. Heck, I don’t have any license or permit for elephants. I’...
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Lethal force to defend killer dogs?

Let's consider the following scenario, taking place in an American state where self defense in defense of property and castle laws are in effect. An intruder onto a man's property is mauled to death ...
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What amount of force, if any, can be used to prevent animal abuse?

What amount of physical force, if any, can be used to prevent animal abuse (a dog's owner hitting the dog, with a minor present) in Oregon? Is it legal to restrain the owner? Take the dog to a safe ...
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Can an animal file a lawsuit on its own behalf?

I need to find a case regarding whether a Gray Wolf can file a lawsuit on its own behalf with regard to the Endangered Species Act. I don't have a specific jurisdiction and I have searched different ...
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Catch 22 laws - only have 2 options and both are illegal?

Just out of curiosity I'm looking for examples of laws that require you to do something that puts you in conflict of another law. This question was sparked by something that happened to my neighbour ...
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What is the law concerning running over wild animals?

It is in the news that police are investigating an incident where someone ran over three ducklings as they were crossing the road, with the Wildlife and Countryside Act cited. What is the law ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

Tedd owns a riding horse. One day, Tedd notices that his horse has somehow gotten itself drunk. Tedd has someplace where he needs to be, so he saddles up his drunken horse and rides to his ...
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Can I enroll my dog in the University of Texas at Arlington?

The University of Texas at Alrington makes the following equal-oppertunity statement: In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, ...
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What right of self defence do you have against a police dog?

It is in the news that an Uber driver was mauled by a police dog despite not initiating violence or attempting to avoid arrest. He has suffered life changing injuries. It seems the self defense ...
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Dog bite (i.e. charge of owning an aggressive animal)

I'm curious to understand better the details of the Aggressive Animals Prohibited charge. I found a relevant discussion here: How accountable are dog owners for their animals' actions?, but I'd ...
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Carrying pepper spray while hiking illegal in Japan?

I'm hiking a lot in Japan. Japan has, next to other animals, lots of black (everywhere) and brown bears (in the north). Needless to say, I'd like to protect myself. Pepper sprays have been proven to ...
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Can I sell a rhino horn carving?

Suppose that a son inherits a rhino horn carving from his father. Assuming that the father acquired the horn without violating any laws that were in force at the time it was acquired. Can the son ...
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Must a registered service animal be of a certain species?

Asking from England but interested in all jurisdictions. Is there a list of species that can be registered as service animals or can any animal be potentially a service animal?
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Who is at fault for an under nourished animal?

There is a property near us where there is a horse that is under nourished, while I am not an animal expert, from what I can tell, the horse is probably a 2 on the health scale. The person who owns ...
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What happens if my dog kills a cat in my garden? (UK)

My neighbours informed me that they have two cats now and asked what would happen if they wandered into my garden. I’m not 100% sure; they have never really seen a cat, at a guess they would chase ...
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Can a law enforcement officer temporarily 'grant' his authority to another?

The emergency services dispatch of Small-town, USA receives a call from a citizen near city limits. The citizen placed the call after he drove past a roadkill deer off to the side of the road. It is ...
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Can a judge simply say that industrial farms should treat farm animals well as it is simply right to do so?

In a recent case in North Carolina, Smithfields, an industrial pork farming concern versus around five hundred local residents, and who were mostly black, and who had filed almost two dozen lawsuits ...
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What are the criteria for a law to be unconstitutionally overboard when not related to speech

In my municipality, it states that to qualify as an animal "attack" that Actual physical contact is not required to constitute an attack." Per § 8.04.045 and that it is merely enough ...
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Animal rights violation in Germany

How can I report animal right violation that takes place in the business located in Germany? It’s a beauty salon that uses animals for some treatments. I live outside Germany and unfortunately have no ...
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Liability for pushing trespassing stock out on the street?

Bob's land (in an urban area) has been trespassed by Rob's bull which has already caused some damage. Bob has repeatedly asked Rob to keep the bull out, but Rob has not been caring enough. Bob has ...
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Who is responsible for the bull's damage?

Bob owns and lives on a piece of land adjoining another, vacant one owned by Alice. There is a sheep fence between them which Bob has installed at his own expense (even though he legally could demand ...
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Are "pig toilets" or their produce illegal anywhere in the USA?

I am interested in history and living off the land, and when I watched a documentary about ancient toilets, I learned about something called "pig toilets". Essentially, they're a toilet stall built ...
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Was Tiger King guilty for shooting that horse?

Jurisdiction: Oklahoma, U.S. Alleged facts: Alice can no longer afford to keep her old horse and gives it to Joe. In exchange for the horse, Joe promises Alice he will treat it well and give it a ...
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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

Recently had an issue with a honeybee hive and a beekeeper said to me "It's illegal to kill honeybees". Not completely believing this at face value, I did a little digging. My research seems to show ...
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Riding an elephant on a UK road

If I needed to move an elephant from Warrington to Peterborough, would I be able to ride it there? I know it is illegal to ride an elephant on the motorway, so it would be using A and B roads only. ...
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Is it legal to kill or trap a skunk in Oregon?

Do you need a permit? I’ve exhausted my search and don’t have a good resource. Is something like this county-by-county?
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Personal protection or Schutzhund dogs (UK Law)

I’ve reading on personal protection dogs or Schutzhund dogs and a lot of people and trainers seem to disagree with how or where a dog should bite in protection work. I was wondering what would ...
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How can I report an animal breeder who sold me mistreated animals?

I bought two German Shepherd puppies from a breeder in North Carolina. I live in South Carolina. The one puppy has a hole in her heart and both puppies have worms. The worms come from drinking ...
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UK: Legality of horse racing on the highway

Is there a specific law against the racing of horses on public highways? The route of the A1304 from Newmarket to Six Mile Bottom has a long history of horse racing going back to its probable ...
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Legal status of animals in Germany

How has Germany has dealt with the legal status of animals? What, if any, transition has taken place from a thing to a creature in a legal context? This question is prompted by a sentence found in ...
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Is it illegal to make a puppy fur jacket?

I watched 101 Dalmatians for the first time and wander: Can dogs or cats be raised like farm animals for the purpose of food or fur? What species of animal is not allowed for product other than ...
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Is it against any Texas wildlife regulations to keep a possum as a pet?

Is there a law anywhere in black and white on paper that says it is against the law to keep a possum that was rescued as pet since if would only die if released into the wild?
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Healthy animal euthanasia

My friends dog was feeling threatened and nipped a family member's arm because they werent paying attention. The nip did no damage and was as far as I know, because he was scared. Most of the family ...
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In Massachusetts, does my church need a permit in order to sacrifice animals?

I know a while back ago, the Supreme court decided that it is unconstitutional for states to make animal sacrifice illegal. Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. Hialeah, 508 U.S. 520 (1993), ...
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Leash laws for service animals in New Jersey

I'm inquiring about the nature of leash laws for service animals in New Jersey. I know that under federal and state law, service animals are required to be permitted to many places of public ...
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Can seller of property impose conditions on how it is used by the new owner?

When I sell a domestic animal, can I impose a condition that the animal is kept as a pet and never killed for meat? If the new owner breaches this condition, will I be able to hold them to account? ...
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Is there duty to mitigate damages by killing and replacing injured animal instead of curing it?

Say somebody ill-treated my animal which I kept as a pet. It got severely injured. To survive, it had to stay at the veterinary for 2 weeks. The bill was 20x times higher than the market price of the ...
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Do I have the legal right to kill an animal preventing my exit when I burglarize another house?

If I break into a house with the intent to burglarize it, and suddenly any animal (for instance, a large German Shepherd) prevents my escape and starts to attack me, do I have the legal right to shoot ...
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Is criminal prosecution up to the police/state or can an individual push it?

What can an individual do to get someone prosecuted (apart from reporting the matter to the police and giving testimony)? What if the police is reluctant to give traction? If this question is too ...
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What can I do about my neighbor's aggressive dog?

My neighbor has a massive German Shepard. Every time I walk past their property with my terrier, and sometimes when I'm in lot and alley behind the neighboring apartment buildings, their dog leaps up, ...
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Can you legally do medically approved testing on mice?

I am looking to see if certain approved medications alter the life span of mice/rats. I have noticed mice and rats aren't covered with legal protection for some reason https://awionline.org/content/...
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Is it possible to get a dog legally classified as livestock to apply defense laws?

Generally, it is only legal to shoot an attacking dog in defense of livestock. Since pet dogs are not livestock, one cannot legally defend them if attacked by another dog. The definition of "...
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