Most attorneys do not know much about animal, pet, or agriculture laws involving animals and animal husbandry. They also usually have never heard of the Supreme Court cases pushed by the Humane Society of the United States (an animal rights group) which were lost by HSUS. More than several of these cases have FAR REACHING CON LAW ISSUES WHICH ARE OBVIOUSLY PRECEDENT.
HSUS has a very bad habit of writing laws which do not meet con law muster and are usually overbroad or blatantly just unconstitutional. HSUS and ASPCA have also been accused of RICO violations; ASPCA caved in and paid over $9,000,000 in the circus case; HSUS continues to litigate and has not paid anything. The circus case involved the animal rights using a "paid plaintiff" to evoke standing and after 10 years, they lost the case, they lost their appeal, and they will end up losing the litigation re RICO violations. Do not donate money to these groups. The money does not go to shelters. It goes instead to their advertising and lobbying.
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Note: For the past several years, CA legislators have been lobbied by animal rights groups and have passed laws affecting owners' rights including seizure, forfeiture and the ability to own, buy, sell, give away or trade or display pets, which can possibly even include fish or birds in certain cases. In particular, one law which passed makes it ILLEGAL (first violation=fine;2nd violation is misd or felony) to give away or sell, trade or even display a pet while outside in public areas, including driveway areas or parking areas. As originally written, this law would make animal shows such as dog/cat or reptile shots, illegal.
HOWEVER--ONLY if a "non profit" does such an act, is it called an exemption and thus, seemingly there is no "animal abuse." Thus animal "abuse" is not defined by TPM (time, place, manner) and not by any abuse. In this case, abuse is defined by who you are. Not what you are doing.
CA has the most number of animal laws of any state, and in general, animal rights is extremely prevalent in So Cal. Nor Cal is different, because it has agriculture and rural areas, and many businesses that do not buy into animal rights. In general, animal rights laws tend to cause economic harm by placing animals in a position of humans, even where no comparable law for humans exists. This is even applied to tort law in some instances.
The truth about Peta is this--they kill about 98% of all animals they take in but they want no animals used, owned or kept, period-- by humans. Shock value is used in repetitive fashion to employ a negative emotional value against anything that uses animals or animal products. 100% vegan beliefs. In other words, they will brainwash young people and after indoctrinating them will send them out to help do the same to others. This has long been evidenced by the indoctrination at the Hilton for example, where many vegans will meet to gain new followers at their conferences. HSUS (Humane society USA) is vegan as well, but attempts to pretend they are not. HSUS is the largest non profit lobbying entity for animal rights, but pretends they use their money for shelters. See http://humanewatch.org for information.
It is fairly safe to say that we are likely experts on what animal rights is, what they do, and how they do it. We examine their laws and usually do not care for them since they commonly use forfeiture, seizure, and presumed guilty in addition to very high fines, and mandated non ownership of animals. We have first hand knowledge of animal rights behavior, their typical misrepresentations, and their lack of data. Usually they employ overly emotional tactics and not facts, in an attempt to win by emotion. It does often work thus they continue to use the "poor liddle kitty" routine. They are masters at non disclosure. In general they do not have limits and over the years we often compare them to the middle eastern zealots that will stop at nothing, over the top, are exceptionally vocal, and they are always in the news.
Re Case Law: We usually do not list case law, but it is definitely available online. CA case law as compared to other states is often very different. We often get inquiries from different states, and cannot give any advice as to any laws in other states.