Vindicating Pierson v. Post’s ‘Saucy Intruder’: Of Wildlife Crimes & Crimes Against Wildlife
12/16/20 12-1pm PT
Join David Rosengard, Animal Legal Defense Fund senior staff attorney, for a discussion regarding wildlife crimes, crimes against wildlife — and the subtle but significant difference between the two.
Beginning with a look at the venerable history of wildlife law, we will explore how traditional approaches fail to account for the experience of the animals themselves, as well as the fundamental nature of animal cruelty laws. As we search for answers, we discover that justice — and raison d’être of modern cruelty statutes — call for the law to be deployed in order to shield wildlife from unlawful suffering at human hands.
Today the House of Representatives voted 272 to 114 to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the bill prohibits the private ownership of big cats and makes it illegal for exhibitors to allow direct contact with cubs.December 3, 2020 Press Release
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New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory FarmingThe Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.November 19, 2020 Press Release