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.

State of Tennessee, Department of...
8600 Highway 22
Dresden, TN 38225
Attorney at Law
1603 Hickory Club Dr.
Antioch, TN 37013
Immediate Past Chair
Tennessee Farmers Insurance...
P.O. Box 998
Columbia, TN 384020998
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

ARC Receives Custody of Seized Animals

The Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) last week earned custody of the nearly 200 animals seized from a breeder’s operation in Carroll and Putnam counties. ARC worked with the Sheriff’s Office in both counties to rescue the animals, which included dogs, cats, rabbits, chinchillas and ferrets. The animals have received treatment and vaccinations and will now be placed with rescues and shelters awaiting adoption. ARC will soon publish a list of placement partners on its Facebook page for people wishing to foster or take in the animals.

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Man Mauled by Emotional Support Dog Sues Owner, Airline

A Delta Air Lines passenger who was attacked by another traveler’s emotional support dog is now suing both the owner and the airline, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. In the complaint, Marlin Jackson alleges that the dog pinned him against the plane’s window and viciously mauled his face, necessitating 28 stitches and causing permanent injury and loss of sensation in his face. Following the attack, Delta changed its support animal policy and now requires a “confirmation of animal training” form and other documents. Jackson asks restitution for “severe physical pain and suffering,” emotional distress and mental anguish, loss of income or earning potential, and substantial medical bills. Delta did not comment on the lawsuit.

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