Some farm animal-related CLE from the good folks at the ABA. Note the intriguing speaker lineup.
Farmed Animal Welfare and Consumer Labeling Issues
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Increasingly, consumers concerned about the welfare of farm animals, and related health, food safety, and environmental issues, are seeking to purchase animal-derived foods that are labeled or advertised in a way that provides information regarding the treatment of the animals. Can this give rise to liability when those labels are out of sync with consumer perceptions?
Our panel of attorneys, professors and experts in the field will discuss:
Commercial speech and the role of liability for false advertising under Federal and State law in the labeling of food products.
The movement to promote more detailed labeling regarding animal welfare and to create verifiable compliance.
What, if any, legal meanings are ascribed to terms such as “humane,” “cage-free,” “free-range,” “natural” and “organic” and how are they used in practice vis a vis animal welfare.
The rapidly shifting world of scientific awareness and consumer perceptions regarding what constitutes satisfactory animal welfare, and its impact on producers’ ability to provide accurate labeling.
Mariann Sullivan, Deputy Chief Court Attorney, New York State Appellate Division, New York, NY
Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Cheryl Leahy, General Counsel, Compassion Over Killing, Washington, DC
Craig Pease, Professor of Science and Law, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
September 28, 11 AM EST
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