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The Cat’s Meow and the Dog’s Mouthpiece (The New York Times)

The New York Times, November 22, 2012

The Cat’s Meow and the Dog’s Mouthpiece

“As the new chairwoman of the animal-law committee of the New York City Bar Association, Christine Mott heads a group that plays a key role in determining how animals fare in New Yorkers’ homes and beyond. The committee, a volunteer arm of the bar association, deals with everything from the way animals are treated during natural emergencies to which pets are allowed in which New York apartments….The committee isn’t an advocacy group. Our work involves monitoring legal issues concerning animals on a local, state and federal level. We issue reports on matters we feel strongly about, which are posted on our Web site, For example, we’ve commented on issues such as horse-drawn carriages in New York City, pet trusts and animal experimentation. We also run educational programs and publish informational brochures. We don’t handle individual complaints, but if a person has a problem, we can make referrals to lawyers who specialize in animal-law issues.”

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