Case Study: Elephants at the LA Zoo 2018
Presented by David Casselman, August 7, 2018
Case Study: Elephants at the LA Zoo
David Casselman, Founder of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and Executive Producer of “Love and Bananas, an Elephant Story,” is a trial attorney who spent ten years litigating pro bono against the Los Angeles Zoo in an effort to protect the elephants housed there. After providing background for the case, he will detail the challenges he faced in this decade long fight. David will also explain the ways in which this case illustrates common issues found in many other captive wildlife cases across the country.
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