Animal Law Section

The Animal Law Section focuses on promoting the study and understanding of laws, regulations and court decisions dealing with legal issues involving animals.

Chair
King & King, P.L.C.
2790 N Highland Ave # A
Jackson, TN 38305-1843
(731)664-6864
Vice-Chair
1603 Hickory Club Dr.
Antioch, TN 37013
(615)244-3727
Immediate Past Chair
Tennessee Farmers Insurance...
P.O. Box 998
Columbia, TN 384020998
(931)388-7872
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Noah's Bark

A Tennessee trucker wasted no time heeding the call to action during Hurricane Florence, rescuing more than 60 animals in his school bus, The Washington Post reports. Tony Alsup of Greenback has been using his “EMERGENCY ANIMAL RESCUE SHELTER” bus to rescue shelter pets since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last year. Alsup transported the frisky felines and periled pooches to the dry parts of South Carolina, Alabama and ultimately Knoxville to find enough shelters or foster homes for the animals.

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California to Ban Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

California Gov. Jerry Brown last Friday signed into law the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act which bans the sale of cosmetics if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after January 1, 2020, according to a recent press release by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The bill received support from several celebrities and was endorsed by 100 cosmetics companies, including John Paul Mitchell Systems and Lush Cosmetics. There will be some exceptions for regulatory requirements.

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