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Court revives Cumberland zoo’s defamation claim against PETA (access required)

A Cumberland zoo can pursue its defamation claim against an animal rights group that blogged about its federal lawsuit alleging the facility mistreated animals, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled last week. In its unreported decision, the Court of Special Appeals said ...

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Md. appellate court: Montgomery County bowhunting program not animal cruelty (access required)

A pilot bowhunting program to control the deer population at two Montgomery County parks is not considered animal cruelty under state law, a Maryland appellate court has held. The Montgomery County Department of Parks announced the deer management program in ...

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Judge: Monkey cannot own selfie photos copyright (access required)

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SAN FRANCISCO — A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Orrick said in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday that “while Congress ...

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