Volume 4 (2011), Issue 1

Articles

Responsibility in the "Sport of Kings": Imposing an Affirmative Duty of Care on the Primary Financial Beneficiaries of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry

Caroline L. Mayberger

Horseracing industry participants must be held accountable for the wellbeing of retired racehorses. In Part I of this article, I explore the historic role of the horse in American society, and explain how “unwanted horses” become neglected, abused, abandoned, or shipped across U.S. borders to be slaughtered. In Part II, I address the unique susceptibility of thoroughbred racehorses to becoming unwanted horses, and how the wealth and glamour associated with horseracing serves to mask the problem. Read more about Responsibility in the "Sport of Kings": Imposing an Affirmative Duty of Care on the Primary Financial Beneficiaries of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry

  • June 2011
  • 4 Stan. J. Animal L. & Pol'y 64
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Give Me Shelter: The Foreclosure Crisis and Its Effect on America's Animals

Stacy A. Nowicki Ph.D.

This article surveys the legislative response to the effect of the current foreclosure crisis on animals in American society. The foreclosure crisis has created widespread animal shelter overload, an increase in pet relinquishment and animal abandonment cases, and an uptick in “economic euthanasia” – euthanizing - pets rather than paying for veterinary care. Fortunately, lawmakers have begun to recognize these issues by creating legislation that addresses animal abandonment in foreclosed properties. Read more about Give Me Shelter: The Foreclosure Crisis and Its Effect on America's Animals

  • June 2011
  • 4 Stan. J. Animal L. & Pol'y 97
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