David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) There’s a story about a Canadian farmer who won a $100 million tax-free, lump sum payment in the Canadian lottery. When asked what he would do with the money, he replied “I guess I’ll just keep farming until the money’s gone.” Now let’s talk about animal law. Asian elephants are [...]
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David Cassuto The title of this post is also the title of my forthcoming essay in Law, Culture & the Humanities (a special issue on Law & Food). Get it here. Here’s the abstract: Law and food are distinct concepts, though the discipline (Law and Food) implies a relationship worthy of study. The conjunction (“and”) creates meaning. However, [...]
David Cassuto From the Shameless Self Promotion Desk … The most recent issue of the Journal of Animal Ethics has a piece by me offering some thoughts about U.S. v. Stevens (the crush video/animal fighting, 1st Amendment Case). It’s titled: “United States v. Stevens: Win, Loss or Draw for Animals?” You can download it here. The abstract follows below [...]
David Cassuto This Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 4 pm in the Moot Court Room at Pace Law School in White Plains, Steve Wise will speak on : “The Nonhuman Rights Project’s Struggle for Nonhuman Personhood.” Reception to follow. If you haven’t heard Steve speak, you should. If you have heard him, you know you should again. A [...]
Posted in Litigation and Dispute Resolution on Jan 12th, 2012
David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has construed the Endangered Species Act to exclude captive populations of the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population. This means that these endangered orcas are deprived of the protections of the statute and can be exploited for profit by commercial operations. A number of individuals [...]
David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) I would like to say a few more words about the so-called “State Sovereignty Wildlife Management Act and its stated intent to strip wolves of all Endangered Species Act protections. While I have no reason to assume this bill will pass (are you listening, Congress?), the fact that officials [...]
David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) We’re often told (because it’s true) that 10 billion animals are killed for food in this country every year. The implications of that number for climate change, water and air pollution, and animal suffering are well-documented and appalling. But most of us have never seen a factory farm. Agribusiness [...]
David Cassuto From the email — a cool-looking summer gig. SUMMER LITIGATION INTERN POSITION Compassion Over Killing (COK) is seeking Litigation Interns for Summer, 2011 (unpaid). Compassion Over Killing is a national nonprofit (501(c)(3)) animal advocacy organization. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on ending and preventing cruelty to animals in agriculture. [...]
David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) Photo by Scott Nelson for the New York Times From the morbid irony desk: In this article about the demoralizing struggles of an animal activist in the Arab world, we learn that: At the Basateen slaughterhouse, near the vast cemetery known as the City of the Dead, butchers stride [...]
Posted in Academia on Nov 22nd, 2010
David Cassuto Because it has 4 (count ‘em 4!) articles on animal law and animal legal education including one by Friend of the Animal Blawg, Bruce Wagman.