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Animal Law: new journal and Vet Clinics article

NEW JOURNAL: A new journal will be available this summer. Below is the text from the message
with the annoucement.

“As the Managing Editor and one of the founders of the Journal of Animal Law
Ethics (JALE), I am thrilled to announce that we are in the final stages
of editing our first issue, which will be printed this May.
The student-editors have worked hard to put together an inaugural
issue with pieces from top scholars in the fields of animal law and
ethics, and we will continue to seek quality submissions from academics
and practitioners from multiple disciplines for subsequent issues
(submission guidelines can be found on the website:
JALE, run by students at the University of Pennsylvania Law
School, was formed in the spring of 2005 and incorporated last autumn as a
Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation. We would love to have your support as a subscriber,
and we believe that wide dissemination of JALE will in turn support the
growing acceptance of animal law and ethics as serious topics for debate
and action. Subscription forms and instructions can be found on the JALE
If you are interested in receiving the inaugural issue, or would like to read
more information about JALE, please visit Please note that the subscription deadline for the
first volume is April 30, 2006. We will begin
accepting subscriptions for the second volume early this summer. Also, please feel free to e-mail with any questions.
Matthew Olesh
Managing Editor
— Journal of Animal Law & Ethics University of Pennsylvania Law School 3400 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

VET CLINICS ARTICLE: There is also an article in vet clinics on animal law. This issue has not reached AG-VET MED as of 5/22/06, but should be available soon.

1: Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2006 Mar;36(2):341-53, vi.

Current trends in animal law and their implications for the veterinary

Lacroix CA.

Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc., 24 Coddington Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ
08889, USA.

In the last decade, the veterinary profession has experienced many changes,
including the birth of a new area of law known as “animal law,” and an increased
scrutiny by the legal community and veterinary state boards. This article
provides a sampling of some of the more challenging issues the profession is
facing in the early part of the 21st century, namely, guardianship versus
ownership, the awarding of non-economic damages in negligence lawsuits, and
challenges in maintaining medical records.

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