Posted on April 15, 2015 by David
Join us for the 2015 SALDF New York Animal Law Symposium! The symposium is presented by the SALDF chapters of Pace Law School, CUNY School of Law, Columbia Law School, Yale Law School, Brooklyn Law School, and NYU School of Law, and is sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). Register at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1364349.
When: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Where: Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Please join us for the first regional symposium of the New York area SALDF chapters. The symposium’s main topic is ag gag laws and factory farming, with a bonus “Hot Topics in New York” panel, which will include issues relating to carriage horses and captive exotics.
Featuring many ALDF speakers, including Director of Legislative Affairs Chris Green, Litigation Fellow Jeff Pierce, Of Counsel Justin Marceau, and Manager of Investigations T.J. Tumasse, Professor David Cassuto, and many more esteemed speakers from animal law related fields. For a complete list of speakers and the most up to date panel information, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/343435589190374/.
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Posted on November 3, 2014 by David
The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The most dramatic decline, 83%, was seen in Latin America. Freshwater species were the most impacted with a decline of 73%. The report also found that the primary causes of the decline are habitat loss, degradation and exploitation through hunting and fishing.
It is clear that the culprits are humans. The report states that we need 1.5 Earths in order to “meet the demands humanity currently makes on nature.” In other words, humans need to reduce their overall ecological footprint, most significantly carbon emissions. The United States utilizes 13.7% of the world’s resources landing second only to China who accounts for Continue reading
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Posted on October 30, 2014 by David
From the email:
The Quinnipiac Law Review will host its annual Symposium on Nov. 8, 2014
In February 2014, 46 countries, including the U.S., convened for The
London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. The meeting resulted in the
issuance of a declaration recognizing “the economic, social and
environmental consequences of illegal trade in wildlife” and emphasizing
in particular the threat to “the survival of elephants in the wild.” In
response, the participating nations resolved to strengthen law
enforcement, increase international cooperation, endorse the action of
governments which have destroyed “seized wildlife products being traded
illegally,” and to raise awareness of the problem.
“In the past decade, wildlife trafficking-the poaching or other taking of Continue reading
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Posted on September 8, 2014 by David
From the email — what looks like an excellent conference:
The Connecticut Bar Association’s Animal Law Section and Yale Law
School’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund are partnering to offer an
exciting conference on September 27th on “The Agricultural Gag
Laws–Your First Amendment Rights, Your Health, Animal Welfare, and Our
Environment. Speakers will include: Amanda Hitt, Director of the Food
Integrity Campaign at the Government Accountability Project; Matthew
Liebman, Senior Attorney of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Litigation
Program; Alicia Wagner Calzada, Esq., past president of the National
Press Photographers’ Association and current Chair of the Advocacy
Committee for NPPA; Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the
United States; Taylor Radig, Social Justice/Animal Rights Activist; and
Paige Tomaselli, Senior Attorney for the Center for Food Safety.
For more information and to register please go to www.ctbar.org, click
on “Calendar” then on “Meetings/Events” and scroll down to September
We look forward to seeing you at this very timely conference.
Suzan Porto, Co-Chair,
on behalf of the Animal Law Section and Yale Law School’s Student Animal
Legal Defense Fund
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Posted on September 5, 2014 by David
I am delighted to announce that The Pace Environmental Law Review has published an issue dedicated exclusively to animal law. It is the first Environmental Law Review to do so and its publication marks a tremendous step forward for both disciplines. The articles are available for download via Digital Commons. The Table of Contents is below. Continue reading
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Posted on June 25, 2014 by David
The risks of environmental crime to nature are well known. Greed for profits that can exceed $10-20bn a year according to Interpol” are a menace to species as elephants, rhinos and tigers, for example. The seriousness of these crimes against wildlife, as well as the connections of environmental crimes with terrorism and, as exposed by the Department of States this week, human trafficking, justify all the concerns about them.
One of the best ways to combat environmental crimes is to help the authorities. However, few people know that it is possible to do so Continue reading
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Posted on March 5, 2014 by Seth
New standard for chickens
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District Court of California, asking the federal court to overturn a 2010 California law requiring the same standards for in-state chickens be applied to out-of-state chickens. In 2008, California passed Proposition 2, a ballot measure that increased the standards for egg-layers, providing that such chickens must have enough space to spread their wings without touching another chicken, and be able to stand up and lay down. Animal producers in California, however, complained that because they couldn’t stuff as many birds into the same space, they are at an economic disadvantage when competing with out-of-state producers selling in California. In response the state legislature passed a law requiring that all eggs sold in California be held to the same standards required under Proposition 2. The law will take effect in 2015. While California maintains that the additional law was enacted for health safety given the atrocious conditions of battery cages, Missouri counters that the law is an unlawful attempt to regulate conduct outside of California’s boarders, and an impermissible protection against out-of-state competition, both of which are in violation of the Commerce Clause. Continue reading
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