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What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?

What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

With its intricate layers of international, federal, and state protections, environmental law is more established than animal law. In his book, What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law? Professor Abate, examines the experiences of academics, advocates, and legal professionals from the environmental and animal law fields. Drawing on lessons from history, politics, and the law, the book examines how environmental law's successes and shortcomings can inform animal law, and how the two fields can work together to secure mutual gains in the future. This panel presentation examines some of the key topics on lawsuits addressing deceptive advertising and humane washing and challenges to plant-based meat and milk as avenues for enhanced animal protection, as well as how the doctrine of regulatory avoidance from Massachusetts v. EPA may provide a new pathway to challenge USDA inaction in efforts to enhance the welfare of animals in agriculture.

Randall Abate, Rechnitz Family and Urban Coast Institute Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy, Monmouth University 

Clark Binkley, Managing Attorney, Richman Law Group  
Amanda Howell, Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund  
Lisa Winebarger,  Program Director of Policy,  The Greenfield Project  

Sponsoring Committee:
Animal Law, Christopher Wlach, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committee:

Environmental Law, Margaret L. Barry & Bethany Davis Noll, Co-Chairs

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