Animals’ Legal Status: Current Issues & Future Directions 2018
Presented by Lora Dunn and Matthew Liebman, May 4, 2018
Lora Dunn, Director of the Criminal Justice Program for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will discuss animals’ current legal status as property and how this status can hinder animal protection within the criminal law context. She will also highlight creative legal arguments that use this status for the animals’ benefit. Lora will lastly discuss recent victories in advancing animals’ legal status, particularly as victims.
Matthew Liebman, Director of Litigation for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will discuss animals’ legal status as property through the lens of civil litigation, including common issues that arise because of it. He will also discuss innovative approaches that have been used to move this status forward and the different theories involved.
This webinar has already taken place. You can watch a recording of the session here.
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