Farmed Animals: Animal Cruelty, Health Impacts, and Strategies Moving Forward 2020

August 20, 2020 12:00 PM to August 20, 2020 1:30 PM
ET – Eastern Time

Join Jamie Contreras, Senior Staff Attorney with Animal Legal Defense Fund, for a discussion on state animal cruelty laws that apply to farmed animals and the challenges inherent in prosecuting crimes involving farmed animals, with a particular emphasis on Pennsylvania law.

Farmed animals are big business in the United States, with billions of animals raised for consumption every year. Most of those animals are raised on massive factory farms that house thousands of animals, out of public view and with minimal government oversight.  The conditions on factory farms are grim for the animals who live there, giving rise to concerns about animal welfare. They also threaten human health, as the ideal incubators for zoonotic diseases that could lead to future pandemics.

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