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Australian Attorney Awarded Scholarship by International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR)
May 1, 2018

International Society for Animal Rights in partnership with the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School are pleased to announce the recipient of the International Society for Animal Rights/Helen Jones Memorial Scholarship. Attorney Tess Vickery has been awarded a full-tuition LL.M. scholarship offering her the opportunity to earn the world’s only advanced degree in animal law…. Read More

A New Website For The New Year . . . And Beyond
February 5, 2015

ISAR is pleased to announce that we’ve just completed a major revision of our website, www.isaronline.org. ISAR’s professional designers have been at work for months creating a modern, user-friendly site. Our new website is now easy to navigate from PC’s, laptops, smart phones, and tablets. Our new site will enable ISAR’s current supporters, and the many who will join us… Read More

ISAR Volunteers
December 30, 2013

  HOW YOU CAN HELP ANIMALS! ISAR Volunteers The United States of America is known as a volunteer society. The annual dollar amount of private charity is astronomical, and the number of hours spent by Americans in volunteer activities is incalculable. Physicians donate their services, lawyers represent indigent clients pro bono, retirees visit nursing homes, scouts clean up neighborhoods — and… Read More

A SILVER LINING FOR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE “FISCAL CLIFF” LAW
January 17, 2013

Unnoticed while the smoke cleared from the “fiscal cliff” is an important provision. The “IRA Charitable Rollover” has been reinstated for 2012 taxes. This means that if you are 70½ years or older, you may donate up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth IRA (any 501(c)(3) should be so lucky!) directly to ISAR until January 31, 2013. Your contribution… Read More

ADVANCING THE INTERESTS OF ANIMALS v. CITY OF INDIO, ET AL.
December 10, 2012

ISAR wants to call your attention to a lawsuit filed recently in the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Indio Division. It is entitled ADVANCING THE INTERESTS OF ANIMALS v. CITY OF INDIO, ET AL., Case Number INC 1207510. The attorney for Petitioner is Diane C. Blasdel of the Rancho Mirage law firm Ealy, Hemphill & Blasdel, LLP. The… Read More

Rodeos and Reality
March 14, 2011

As ISAR’s supporters know, our principal mission is to use law, legislation and education to benefit companion animals. That said, however, our friends at Desert Paws in Palm Springs, California have put together a brief video in aid of their attempt to prevent that city from allowing a rodeo to be held there. In doing so, albeit for a limited… Read More

Welcome News
April 29, 2010

ISAR’s accountants have recently provided us with our organization 2009 certified financial statement and tax return. We’re pleased to report that although 2009 contributions to ISAR have fallen below our expectations, a problem most not-for-profits have suffered from during the past few years, the shortfall was considerably less than we had anticipated and planned for. ISAR remains on a sound… Read More

ISAR Interviews Lt. Col. Mark Eichelman
March 25, 2010

On March 18, 2010, ISAR Chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer interviewed Lt. Col. Mark Eichelman about his recent article in 16 Animal Law 153 (2009) entitled “Ringling Brothers on Trial: Circus Elephants and the Endangered Species Act,” which discusses the dismissed case against Ringling Brothers circus for allegedly abusing the elephants it exhibits. Much of the Holzer – Eichelman discussion… Read More

ISAR Interviews Elizabeth DeCoux
March 22, 2010

As an adjunct to ISAR’s other legal programs on behalf of animal rights we have instituted a program of commentary and interviews by ISAR Chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer. Interviews will be available for download as they become available. On March 11, 2010, Professor Holzer interviewed Elizabeth DeCoux of Florida Coastal Law School about her recent article in Volume 16… Read More

Putting animal offenders on a par with sex offenders.
March 15, 2010

California has often led the way in animal protection legislation, although the Golden State’s attempt to enact a mandatory spay/neuter law a few legislative sessions ago was unsuccessful (for ISAR’s opposition to that bill because of its loopholes, see OUR MONOGRAPH). Proposition 2 in 2008 mandated more space for confined livestock animals (though the law accepted the premise that some… Read More

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