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Documenting Animal Cruelty and the Law
Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Program Fee: Free

Sponsoring Association Committee: Animal Law Committee, Lori Barrett, Chair

Description:
Video and photographs taken by the public, journalists, and undercover investigators are instrumental in exposing animal cruelty and prosecuting cruelty cases. Hear from experts how this documentation is used in prosecutions. And learn how state “ag-gag” laws, federal laws, and government policies threaten the public’s ability to know about, document, and ultimately bring an end to cruelty.

Speakers:
Nicoletta J. Caferri, Chief, Animal Cruelty Prosecutions Unit, Office of the Queens County District Attorney and Member, Animal Law Committee
Dara Lovitz, Esq., Animal Law professor, special prosecutor in Commonwealth v. Esbenshade, and author of Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-terrorism Law, Money, and Politics on Animal Activism
Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq., General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association

Moderator:
Sharon Discorfano, Member, Animal Law Committee

 

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