Animal Laws

Exotic Animal Laws by State: A Way to Deter People From Owning Rare and Dangerous Animals

Originally published on March 28, 2023, this article has been updated on October 16, 2023 to reflect the latest research and statistics. Our editorial team has ensured you’re viewing the most current data on this topic. Need help or have a question? Email us. If you’re an animal lover, undoubtedly in your past is a […]

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Legal Exotic Pets In NY – Your Guide to Owning Unique Animals Safely

When I think of pets, I think of the typical dog, cat, hamster, or goldfish. Never does my mind travel to exotic animals, including sloths, kangaroos, or even hyenas. But would you believe that in the state of New York, you can actually own exotic animals that you’ve probably only ever seen in a zoo?  […]

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July 26, 2023 A-Z Animals Advocate Animal Laws 

Animals That Are Illegal to Own: The Risk, The Danger and Protecting the Species

Humans have long been fascinated with taming animals. It’s how our canine friends made their way into our homes and how we trained wild cats to control rodent populations to keep our harvested foods safe. We even took on native wildlife like horses and elephants and domesticated them. But there is a fine line between […]

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Beyond Cats And Dogs: Unique Exotic Pets Legal In California

Pets are a huge part of our lives, and most homes throughout the United States have some sort of pet, whether that be a dog, a goldfish, or a horse. But would you believe that wild animals like zebra, ostrich, and American bison are also kept as pets in California? The most shocking part is […]

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Texas Exotic Animals: And How They Became Game Stock

The Lone Star State evokes many images, and our minds are often drawn to instant stereotypes about the second-largest state in the US. For many, Texas is synonymous with cowboys, guns, big oil, vast open landscapes, and ranches hosting a barbeque, y’all. Yet, Texas can be a contradiction. Instead of cattle grazing on native vegetation, […]

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May 27, 2023 A-Z Animals Advocate Animal Laws Dogs 

From Strict Liability to the One-Bite Rule: Navigating the Dog Bite Laws by State

Dogs are fantastic animals. However, it’s important to remember that they are still animals. Dogs can bite. That is a simple and high-level fact of life, irrespective of reasoning and circumstance. I have always lived in a house with at least one dog. Luckily, I have never been maliciously bitten by a dog. Of course, […]

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Exploring the World of Legal Exotic Pets: From Cute and Cuddly to Wild and Wonderful

Most households throughout the US include a pet, whether a dog, a cat, or even a goldfish. But would you believe that there are actually legal exotic pets you can own? That’s right; some states allow pets like alligators, capybaras, fennec foxes, and even cougars, which to me, is just crazy to even think about. […]

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April 6, 2023 Advocate Animal Laws Animal Rights 

Animal Rights Laws and Its Giant Loopholes

Every 60 seconds, an animal is suffering abuse. Hundreds of millions of animals die in the US alone yearly. That’s not an exaggeration when you count the animals we eat, harvest from the ocean, or use in lab experiments. These staggering figures confirm we’re quickly losing our grip on an already fragile moral compass as […]

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March 25, 2023 Advocate Animal Laws Dogs 

Is Dog Fighting Illegal? The Dark Side of Animal Cruelty and Its Legal Consequences!

(Warning: This article may contain disturbing images that could be upsetting for sensitive viewers.) Brutal. Vicious. Unpredictable. Those are a few words to describe the owners of dogs that are made to fight in this underground “sport.” People get involved with dogfighting for the money, the prestige, or maybe the most deranged reason… because they […]

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January 19, 2023 Advocate Animal Laws 

Breed Specific Legislation – Are These Laws Effective?

If you want to start an argument, then begin a conversation about banning specific dog breeds. Pit bull is a catchall term for dogs who’ve unwittingly become the poster child for bad dogs. They’re often the instigators of these heated debates that center around BSL. Breed-specific legislation, or BSL, is an umbrella law that tries […]

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