Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Animal Right's Lawyers

Animal law for “least protected” and “most innocent”

Will Potter, a journalist and grassroots activist supporter, spoke at Friday’s “Animal Law: Working with the Grassroots” conference.

“We are the only lawyers whose clients are all innocent,” read a sign at the “Animal Law: Working with the Grassroots” conference.

Friday’s event brought together about 30 activists and lawyers to develop ways to further the cause of animal rights through their own lives and practices. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) hosted the conference at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library.

Animal law deals with the treatment of animals, whether they are pets, farm animals or wild animals. Read More

There is a big difference between animal rights and animal welfare. Animal rights activists and lawyers what to grant the same rights to animals that humans have. And now they are turning to the courts to further that agenda.

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