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Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Fur Bans

Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Fur Bans

8/20/20 12-1pm PT
Learn how to fight back against the cruel fur industry by passing a fur ban in your community! Led by Animal Legal Defense Fund Campaigns Manager Elizabeth Holtz, this webinar will walk you through the mechanics of fur production, the policy issues, including animal cruelty, environmental impacts, and public health, and more.
Impact Report: Quarter Two 2020

Impact Report: Quarter Two 2020

8/26/20 12-1pm PT
This year has been busy for the Animal Legal Defense Fund! Join Stephen Wells, Executive Director, and Kathleen Schatzmann, Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, as they discuss current cases and projects, plus what’s planned for the rest of the year, with special focus on the Legislative Affairs Program.
Critical Caselaw: Judicial Recognition of Animal Sentience

Critical Caselaw: Judicial Recognition of Animal Sentience

9/17/20 12-1pm PT
Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorneys Jamie Contreras and David B. Rosengard as they discuss how the legal system treats animal sentience and how a trilogy of Oregon cases recognizing animal sentience points towards a new framework for animals within the law.

Farmed Animals: Animal Cruelty, Health Impacts, and Strategies Moving Forward 2020
August 20, 2020
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DC Candidate Forum on Animal Issues – At Large
August 25, 2020
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What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?
September 17, 2020
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The Status of Animals in Criminal Animal Cruelty Cases: What Animal Protection Professionals Need to Know
September 29, 2020
Online
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28th Annual Animal Law Conference
October 23, 2020
Online
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Understanding Wildlife Animal Cruelty
October 29, 2020
Online
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