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Archive: November 2021 Blog Posts

  • Hippos Recognized As Legal Persons? Not So Fast
  • November 9th, 2021 — by Terra Bowling — Category: Miscellaneous

  • In October, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a discovery motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio related to a Columbian case regarding population control for Columbia’s invasive hippopotamuses. The court granted the organization’s motion to depose two experts in the nonsurgical sterilization of wildlife, and ALDF declared that animals had been recognized as legal persons for the first time in the United States.

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  • Louisiana Court Must Decide: Save the Sea Turtles or Save the Shrimping Industry
  • November 4th, 2021 — by Caroline Heavey — Category: Seafood

  • To promote sea turtle conservation, on December 20, 2019, the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) promulgated a rule requiring Turtle Excluder Devices (“TEDs”) on skimmer trawl vessels greater than forty feet in length operating in inshore waters (“the Final Rule”).

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