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How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Lobbying for Animals

How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Lobbying for Animals

6/17/20 12-1pm PT
Animals can’t vote, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice in the political process — you can give animals that voice!
Stress and Zoonotic Diseases

Stress and Zoonotic Diseases

6/23/20 12-1pm PT
In the wake of the current pandemic, join public health expert Dr. Aysha Akhtar, Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells, and Staff Attorney Kelsey Eberly for a round table discussion about the impacts of stress and confinement on disease transmission between animals—and conditions where they are most likely to jump to humans.
How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Community Organizing for Farmed Animals

How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Community Organizing for Farmed Animals

7/16/20 12-1pm PT
Farmed animals are exploited at alarming rates, with over nine billion farmed land animals slaughtered in the U.S. every year. Join Senior Staff Attorney Cristina Stella as she provides attendees with an inside look at how legal advocacy and grassroots advocacy work together to create positive change on behalf of farmed animals.
How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Animals in Criminal Law

How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Animals in Criminal Law

8/6/20 12-1pm PT
Although animals are property under the law, they are property unlike any other. In the context of criminal law, animals can be the victims of crime entitled to certain statutory protections. At the same time, they are also living evidence. And, when an animal’s owner is the defendant, the defendant may still have a property interest in the animal. In this webinar, Senior Staff Attorneys David Rosengard and Jamie Contreras will discuss animals’ status in the context of criminal law.

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