Suzana Gartner on Breakfast Television

Your pets are part of your family and unfortunately when family’s fall apart, or couple’s separate – animal rights will come in to play. Suzana spoke about this on Breakfast Television! ARTICLE:

‘Whoever Buys It, Owns It’: The Ongoing Dispute Over Pet Custody

By Suzana Gartner  & Krista Staley Pets are considered to be integral members of the family unit. They command many different roles in a family’s household including companionship or acting as substitute children. Animals have the capacity to uphold these different roles because, like humans, they have innate personalities, command the ability to think and feel, […]

Another Victory for Our Furry Friends in the US

JUSTICE FOR OSCAR: New Law Fights Animal Cruelty in Baltimore County, Maryland April has seen another victory for animal legal protection in one county in the state of Maryland. This victory is significant because many states either lack adequate animal protection laws or fail to enforce the laws that are already on the books. Animals […]

U.S. Temporarily Bans Horse Slaughtering for Meat

There is so much happening in the field of animal law and animal rights are slowly evolving to catch up with society’s sentiments. In the latest developments horses, majestic, loyal, friendly, and intelligent domesticated animals, are being granted with legal protections in situations in which they were sent to slaughter in the U.S. For instance, […]

Why Pets Are Companions And Not Property During Separation Disputes

Companion animals are integral members of many family households. According to the National Pet Owner’s survey, carried out by the American Pet Products Association, pet ownership has risen by over 30% since late 1980. The rise in pet ownership growth has also been a factor in the more frequent passage of more comprehensive laws and […]

What Can We Learn from Switzerland’s Strong Animal Welfare Laws

Lawmakers in Switzerland are focusing on advances on laws pertaining to animal welfare. Switzerland sets the bar high for other countries with strong animal protection laws. The Swiss Ordinance on the Protection of Animals Act was enacted in 2008. Since then the country is one of the most progressive on animal law in the world. […]

Progress for Animals in 2017!

Many people and brands have changed the way they think about animal welfare and their rights. Advances in 2017 should be highlighted.  For instance, some pet stores now adopt out shelter animals instead of animals from puppy mills. Individuals are starting to speak out against the practice of displaying animals in public places for profits. However, […]

Adopt Animals From Shelters & Rescues

The holidays are just around the corner! And with the holidays fast approaching, many families make the decision to bring a dog or cat into their home! However, when making the decision to adopt an animal – please seriously consider searching for a rescue animal or a shelter animal! My mother’s dog derived from a […]