Veterinary forensics is an emerging field at the intersection of criminal justice and veterinary medicine. Here is a flyer describing a path forward for the field.
Do you have to report the first time you see an animal with lapsed care? I’m not a vet, can I report? Do I have to ask or tell my client or boss I am making a report? These & other questions are addressed in this helpful infographic.
The placement of a methane gas compressor station in the densely populated Fore River Basin is an ill-advised proposal, and one that imperils the safety & health of countless vulnerable individuals - human and non-human. The permittting of a project guaranteed to contribute additional pollutants and a catastrophic explosion risk upon previously determined Environmental Justice Zones is beyond comprehension.
Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore recognized for state-of-the-science veterinary forensic work and contributions to successful prosecutions of animal cruelty
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, has chosen America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders – the list of top prosecutors, law enforcement officials, lawmakers and others who champion the cause of animal crime victims honored during National Justice for Animals Week, Feb. 25 – March 3, 2018.
We know that some agencies have difficulty coming up with funds to pay for veterinary forensics to enhance investigations of suspected animal abuse. Here are some ideas.
A swift response to a working dog that may have been accidentally exposed to illicit substances may make the difference between life and death.
Explore how a veterinarian or scientist can use their skills, knowledge and experience to help ensure animal related court processes are well supported.
FVI, LLC's VP and Director of Research, Dr. Arnie Arluke teamed up with Northeastern University's Dr. Jack Levin, professor emeritus and co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict to write an important story for the New York Post. Can the FBI catch future serial killers using animal cruelty data?
Was the lady who captured swans considered an animal abuser or kooky hero in Sweden? A recent study describes media and judicial reaction to the first publicly acknowledged case of animal hoarding in Sweden—a 60-year-old Swedish woman who purportedly “rescued” 150 swans over several years by bringing many back to her one-room apartment.