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  • Pamela Frasch and Kathy Hessler

    The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) has enjoyed tremendous success thanks to Pamela Frasch, assistant dean and executive director of CALS, and Kathy Hessler, clinical professor and director of the Animal Law Clinic at CALS -- the only animal law clinic in the country.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Monica Frois, Erin Pelleteri, and Brandy Sheely

    The laws intended to protect animals in this country are only as strong as the people willing to defend them. Thankfully for a lonely tiger named Tony, there are legal professionals like Monica Frois, Erin Pelleteri, and Brandy Sheely.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • David Zaft

    Historically, the law has treated companion animals like replaceable property, worth only their "market value." But things are starting to change, thanks in part to attorneys like David Zaft.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Morgan Hector

    Animal law requires hard work, especially in cases that can continue for years. This is why the Animal Legal Defense Fund was so delighted to have Morgan Hector step aboard as a pro bono lawyer in our foie gras suit against the USDA.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Tara Zuardo

    Tara’s impressive history includes working as the CA Director and Legal Coordinator of a wildlife program for Earth Island Institute, clerking for the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center and for In Defense of Animals, serving as a legislative extern for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and managing the Golden Gate Audubon Society.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Jonathan Schopf

    Jonathan Schopf is a trial attorney with the Vincelette Law Firm in Albany, New York, where he represents individual, business and nonprofit clients.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Where Are They Now? Elisabeth Custalow

    For Elisabeth Custalow, animal law is a profession that reflects who she is as a person.
    February 1, 2013 Student Chapters
  • Petition to Food & Drug Administration to Regulate Ractopamine Use

    In 2012, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for the immediate reduction in the allowable levels of ractopamine, the controversial animal feed additive widely used…

  • Petitions FTC to Investigate Deceptive Claims of Top Three Tuna Suppliers

    In 2012, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission asking the agency to take action to stop Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, and StarKist from making deceptive claims to…

  • Shifting California Law toward a Recognition that Injured Animals Are Not “Replaceable” Forms of Property

    On October 23, the Second District for the California Court of Appeals issued an important decision stating that when a dog, cat or other companion animal is negligently or intentionally injured, the animal’s legal owner may be compensated…

    November 5, 2012 News