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The Agricultural Gag Laws–Your First Amendment Rights, Your Health, Animal Welfare, and Our Environment

September 27, 2014 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Yale Law School

127 Wall St
New Haven
Connecticut
United States
06511

Yale Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Connecticut Bar Association Animal Law Section proudly present The Agricultural Gag Laws–Your First Amendment Rights, Your Health, Animal Welfare, and Our Environment. Eight states currently have ag-gag laws that criminalize whistleblowers who expose animal cruelty and food safety issues in farming practices through undercover investigations, and many other states have considered or are considering such legislation. This year’s conference will examine the impact of these laws on freedom of speech, health, food safety, consumer advocacy, animal welfare, and the environment. The conference will bring together prominent individuals and activists from the animal law, food law, health law, and journalism fields.

Speakers

  • Amanda Hitt, Director of the Food Integrity Campaign for the Government Accountability Project
  • Matthew Liebman, Senior Attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Litigation Progarm
  • Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association
  • Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States
  • Taylor Radig, Social Justice/Animal Rights Activist
  • Paige Tomaselli, Senior Attorney for the Center for Food Safety

 
Cost: $20, with discounts for law students
Law students: $10
Yale law students: free

Contact Name: Suzan Porto, Co-Chair of Connecticut Bar Association Animal Law Section
Contact Email: portoesq@optonline.net
Registration Information

 

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