BASRAH, IRAQ - SEPTEMBER 29. Two British Soldier from the Theater Military Working Dog Unit train a German Shepherd attack dog at the British Military base in Shaibah near Basrah in Southern Iraq on September 29, 2004. In Iraq the TMWD Support Unit has 25 dogs, German Shepherd attacks dogs, that are trained for 10 weeks to bite the right arm of a suspect and Labrador or English Springier Spaniel trained for 25 weeks for arms and explosives search.
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(WXYZ) - Lawyers representing pets is a recent growing trend, with more attorneys now specializing in working for four-legged clients.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund says "animal law is a relatively new, and growing, specialty."
The American Bar Association even hosts a symposium about animal shelter law and some law schools are even offering classes.
If you're interested in learning more about Animal Welfare Laws, the Michigan Humane Society has information on its webpage with everything from anti-cruelty to liability of owners for dog bites.
We have a link to the website HERE
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