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SANCTUARY. A place of refuge, where the process of the law cannot be executed.
     2. Sanctuaries may be divided into religious and civil. The former were very common in Europe; religious houses affording protection from arrest to all persons, whether accused of crime, or pursued for debt. This kind was never known in the United States.
     3. Civil sanctuary, or that protection which is afforded to a man by his own house, was always respected in this country. The house protects the owner from the service of all civil process in the first instance but not if he is once lawfully arrested and takes refuge in his own house. Vide Door; House.
     4. No place affords protection from arrest in criminal cases; a man may, therefore, be arrested in his own house in such cases, and the doors may be broken for the purpose of making the arrest. Vide Arrest in criminal cases.

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org), a nonprofit organization aimed at raising the public's awareness of animal shelters and sanctuaries, is pleased to announce the winners in its 2015 Farm Animal Show.
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries, rescues, and rehabilitation centers worldwide.
Bidders may bid on one sanctuary s work only, or as many as all three sanctuaries work; however, bidders must bid a lump sum for all associated elements of the Scope of Work for each sanctuary.
The National Marine Sanctuaries Division serves as trustee for the nation's system of marine-protected areas, guarding and enhancing their biodiversity and ecological integrity.
In fact, Ogden notes, only in pockets of some sanctuaries does the federal government prohibit fishing and certain other exploitative activities, such as ship salvaging.
Greek sanctuaries are like plumbing or the postal service.
From the coral reefs of the Florida Keys to the biologically rich waters of the Channel Islands, the 13 US marine sanctuaries offer glimpses of resources that have long been dramatically undervalued and under appreciated.
The NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program manages 13 national marine sanctuaries and one coral reef ecosystem reserve that together encompass more than 150,000 square miles of America's ocean and Great Lakes natural and cultural resources.
org), a nonprofit organization created to encourage pet adoption from local shelters and rescue organizations, is pleased to announce its 2015 virtual show, this time focusing attention on farm animal sanctuaries.
com)-- The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and wildlife rescue centers, is pleased to announce that Animals Asia's bear sanctuaries in Chengdu, China and Tam Dao, Vietnam have achieved GFAS Accreditation as of August 21, 2014.
The sanctuary movement in the US effectively expired in the early 1990s but recently several cities in California have announced they will serve as public sanctuaries, thus suggesting resurgence (see also this issue).
While sanctuaries can and do play an important role in elephant preservation, the Los Angeles Zoo concurs with the AZA that their value lies in working in conjunction with accredited zoos, not substituting for them.