2010 Animal L. Comm. Newsl. 1 (2010)

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Summer 2010


        Animal Law Committee



TIPS   COUNCIL APPROVES RECOMMENDATION OF POLICIES TO

ENSURE THE HUMANE TREATMENT AND DISPOSITION OF SEIZED

ANIMALS IN A TIMELY MANNER


  At the TIPS Spring Meeting in San Juan, Puerto
Rico, the TIPS Council approved the recommendation
on policies to ensure the humane treatment and dispo-
sition of seized animals in a timely manner as follows.

AMERICAN  BAR ASSOCIATION TORT TRIAL AND
INSURANCE  PRACTICE SECTION
           RECOMMENDATION
  RESOLVED,  That the American Bar Association
urges all federal, state, territorial, and local legislative
bodies and governmental agencies to enact laws and
implement policies to ensure the humane treatment and
disposition of seized animals in a timely manner that:


1. Establishes effective evidence collection and
  identification of each animal at the scene of the
  seizure;
2. Provides prompt and continuing veterinary
  attention for each animal as warranted by each
  animal's medical condition;
3. Establishes a protocol for humane and appro-
  priate confinement for the animals;
4. Provides that the person who has ownership or
  control of the animals at the time of the seizure
  must post a reasonable bond or security or, in the
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