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Animal Law Section

The general purpose of the Animal Law Section shall be the promotion of the objectives of the State Bar of New Mexico within the field of Animal Law. To that end, the purposes of this Section shall be:

A. To provide a forum for members of the profession to consider and discuss the legal issues that concern the treatment of all animals, the protections afforded to animals, and the rights and responsibilities of persons who have an interest in animals as well as the legal issues involved in human beings’ relationship and coexistence with animals;

B. To recognize the interrelationship among various components of Animal Law, including torts, contracts, criminal, administrative, regulatory, municipal, trusts and estates, property and constitutional, and how they are used to create a just world for all;

C. To provide an organizational recognition of the importance of Animal Law to the State and its legal profession.

Animal Talk with Jan Hayes of Sandia Mountain BearWatch

Join the Animal Law Section for their monthly "Animal Talk" series from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan Hayes, founder and Executive Director of Sandia Mountain BearWatch, will discuss the biology of New Mexico black bears, the impact of the current drought on our bear population, the New Mexico Game and Fish bear study, and the politics of wildlife conservation. Drinks and dessert provided. R.S.V.P. to Evann Kleinschmidt.


Feeding Wildlife Could Bite You in the Wallet
Albuquerque Journal Article, Dec. 25, 2013, by Thomas Cole


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New Mexico Lawyer, Nov. 2014, Vol. 8, #4


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