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David Cassuto (x-posted at Animal Blawg) Agricultural animals are not covered by the federal Animal Welfare Act.  Many states also exclude them from their anti-cruelty laws.  As a result, they have virtually no legal protections at all and spend their short lives in horrific misery before being turned into salable flesh (or, in the case […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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David Cassuto (x post from Animal Blawg) From the email — another fab-o opportunity for students interested in animal issues. Animal Welfare Trust is currently seeking applicants for our 2011 Student Grant Program. The grant provides up to $5000 per recipient for graduate students to work on an independent research project under faculty supervision or […]

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Cross post from Animal Blawg by David Cassuto I flew Business Class on the way home from my Speaking Tour in Brazil.  Business Class is better than coach.  In fact, I’m seriously considering renaming my child Business Class.  I’ve also written several epic poems and am thinking about getting a tattoo. But I digress. I’m […]

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