"Animals and the Courts" Event with Jonathan Lovvorn
Join us for "Animals and the Courts" with guest speaker, Jonathan Lovvorn (HSUS).
Public concern for the protection of animals is at an all-time high. This rapidly evolving standard of decency towards animals is being integrated into state and federal law throughout the United States, with more than 1,000 new animal protection laws enacted in the last ten years. But how does all this lawmaking translate into concrete protection for animals? This talk will provide an overview of the mechanisms by which animal protection laws are applied and enforced in the United States, identify areas where enforcement is lagging behind or non-existent, and explore opportunities for and obstacles to better protection of animal interests within the legal system.
Vegan snacks and beverages will be provided.