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Virtual Animal Law Symposium: COVID-19 and Animals

April 23 – 24, 2021

This two-day online event will feature panels on zoonotic diseases and COVID-19, factory farming and the realities of our food system, our problematic relationship with animals in captivity, and COVID-19 policy recommendations.

Over the past year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has developed a series of papers outlining policy strategies designed to reduce specific zoonotic risks. Read the first two papers in the series here.

The symposium has been approved for 3.5 continuing legal education (CLE) credits by the Oregon State Bar Association. Credits are included with registration and attorneys must watch all sessions, either live or on-demand, to receive full credit.

Most states will accept credits from other mandatory CLE states such as Oregon, but please check with your local bar association to confirm.

Resources

COVID-19 and Animals: Rethinking our relationship with animals to reduce the likelihood of the next global pandemic (PDF)

COVID-19 and Factory Farming: Rethinking our relationship with farmed animals to reduce the likelihood of the next pandemic and reform the food system (PDF)

Emergency Rulemaking Petition to USDA – Animal “Depopulation” (PDF)

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